Mar 3, 2014
Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Campaign Continues with Piedmont Regional Event
Equality NC continued its #GetEngagedNC campaign on March 1 with Saturday's Piedmont Regional event in Greensboro focused on reengaging Triangle, Triad and Charlotte area community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality. Combining community cultural work and civic engagement, #GetEngagedNC is Equality NC's flagship campaign focused on engaging and mobilizing networks of support to promote basic LGBT and allied visibility as well as a growing electoral presence.
The day-long #GetEngaged training hosted by Equality NC Foundation, drew a packed audience of community organizers and organizations, campus activists, faith and business leaders, as well as those interested in mobilizing pro-equality voters in 2014.
Representatives from national, state and North Carolina regional organizations were also in attendance, including ACLU of North Carolina, Community Alliance for Equality, PFLAG, Time Out Youth, North Carolina AIDS Action Network, Interfaith Alliance, LGBT Democrats of North Carolina, Olive Branch Ministries, and North Carolina Chapters of the NAACP, as well as local Electeds for Equality including council members, mayors, and state legislators.
Despite the diverse audience, the day's focus remained on hyper-local strategies for engaging and connecting Piedmont North Carolina's many LGBT and allied activists and organizations in the important work of creating a living equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians and their allies, as well as building a leadership base that can move pro-equality voters to the polls in this important election year.
Ben Church, Equality NC's deputy director of organizing told the capacity crowd, "great leaders build relationships from the heart..ones that can span a lifetime."
The #GetEngagedNC Piedmont Regional event is the second of three day-long institutes focused on engaging local communities on important LGBT issues and actions. The winter series will conclude with an event in Eastern NC (Wilmington, March 8).
Equality NC's #GetEngagedNC Launches With Western Regional Event
Equality NC launched its #GetEngagedNC campaign on February 22 with its Western Regional event in Boone, NC, focused on empowering community activists to move the state forward on issues of equality. Combining community cultural work and civic engagement, #GetEngagedNC is Equality NC's flagship campaign focused on engaging and mobilizing networks of support to promote basic LGBT and allied visibility as well as a growing electoral presence
(BLOG) Meet Ian O'Keefe: #GetEngagedNC West Trainer
Three years ago I was a college freshman in my first semester at Appalachian State University.Today, I'm writing as someone who has since founded an organization to oppose North Carolina's constitutional ban on marriage equality, registered and organized record numbers of college students to vote, and become a leading advocate for civic engagement in Watauga County and all across my state. And this Saturday, I'll be leading Equality NC Foundation's #GetEngagedNC Western Regional Institute in Boone. Join me.
(BLOG) Meet Michelle Mathis: #GetEngagedNC Trainer
Last year, I attended Equality NC Foundation’s annual conference where I was inspired by hundreds of LGBT activists and allies willing to work together to move our state forward. In 2014, I’ll be helping to lead Equality NC’s new #GetEngagedNC Regional Institutes.
(BLOG) It's Not Too Late to Get Engaged Out West!
It's not too late to get engaged this Saturday for our #GetEngagedNC Western Regional event in Boone! Our past Greensboro conferences were a great organizing tool, but this year we're proud to host regional events like this one with the goal of coming to you for our collective community work in 2014.