There will be a day-long "educational summit'' of women in Chapel Hill on Tuesday that is designed to get more women engage in the public arena.
The summit, called Women AdvaNCe, a nonpartisan educational institute, which has ties to progressive groups.
"The summit ail will empower women by providing them with the information they need to better understand how issue like the economic, healthcare, and eduction are affecting today's North Carolina women and families,"" said Mary Swann Parry, director of advocacy for Women AdvaNCe. "Women make up 52 percent of the population and 54 percent of the electorate in North Carolina. Standing, we can have a powerful voice and a fair shot at success.''
The "North Carolina Women's Summit: Ms. Behaving -- How North Carolina Women Make History,'' will be held Tuesday, Oct 15 at The Carolina Club in Chapel Hill. There are 20 speakers scheduled to talk including the group's founder, Laura Edwards, Rachel Seidman, associate director of the UNC Southern Oral History Program, Suzanne Buckley, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice -- North Carolina.