Forward Feminism: National Organization for Women’s 50th Anniversary
Carrying the Torch Together
In June, NOW will commemorate 50 years of feminist grassroots activism with our 50th Anniversary Gala and Forward Feminism Conference at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. On June 23, we will honor a stellar group of women with NOW’s Intrepid Awards. The Forward Feminism Conference will follow on June 24-26. We hope you can join us in celebrating 50 years of advocacy for equality and justice.
In addition to inspiring plenary speakers and informative workshops, attendees will also elect the 2016-2018 NOW National Board, debate and adopt the National NOW strategic action program, and debate and vote on a proposed bylaw amendment.
Held every June or July, the National Conference is the “supreme governing body of NOW,” as specified by the national bylaws. Decisions made at these conferences are binding to all members and sub-units of NOW.
Chapter and at-large delegates vote on a wide range of proposals (called resolutions) that address both external issues, such as legislative attacks on reproductive rights, and internal issues, such as membership recruitment practices. Every four years, conference delegates elect the national NOW officers.