What is the Sisterhood Dinner?

Tickets Now Available for February 23rd Event
The annual Sisterhood Dinner, sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, honors the achievements of women and will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 in the State Ballroom of Talley Student Union. Registration for the dinner has been open for a week and already one-third of the tables have been reserved. The deadline to register is Friday, February 13, 2015 at noon.

The dinner will be preceded by a reception and silent auction to benefit the NC State Women's Center at 5:15 p.m., with dinner service beginning at 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year's dinner is Soar Like an Eagle: Spirit, Vision, Strength. Vox Accalia Women's Choir, directed by Dr. Nathan Leaf, will perform music composed by women.
Dean Solomon Selected for Lifetime Achievement Award
One of the highlights of the annual Sisterhood Dinner is the naming of the recipients of the Equity for Women Awards. (See below for a full description of the awards.) In 2014, the Council on the Status of Women established the Lifetime Achievement Award to honor individuals in the NC State community whose work over the course of their time at NC State has had long-term impact on equity for women and all members of the campus community. Although the award may not be given every year, this year it was quickly determined that the award should be given to Dean Daniel Solomon of the College of Sciences, who will be retiring soon. Dean Solomon has quietly and persistently worked to increase the presence of female students, graduate students, faculty and staff in STEM fields and in academic leadership at NC State. The Council on the Status of Women is pleased to have the opportunity to facilitate recognition of his achievements.
Equity for Women Award Nominations Now Open
The NC State University Council on the Status of Women invites you to nominate NC State faculty, staff and students for the Equity for Women Award. This award is given annually to recognize faculty, staff and students for their outstanding leadership in establishing equity for women at NC State. Nominations are solicited from all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and partners. This year, we will be giving up to three awards.

Criteria for selection is based on commitment to leadership, service and/or scholarship as well as the impact of the nominee’s efforts. Please note: current members of the Council on the Status of Women are not eligible for the award and should not be nominated. Please check the current roster if you aren't sure who is on the council.

Please nominate worthy candidates for any category by completing the nomination form by  5:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015. Winners will be announced at the 2015 Sisterhood Dinner, Monday, February 23, 2015. 

Please contact Megan Albidrez at 919-515-4501 with any questions. Thank you for supporting the NC State community in the advancement of women’s equity.
Social Justice January
Conversations about the need for social justice seem to be happening everywhere these days as the daily news highlights issues of inequity, discrimination, harassment and violence, pushing the need for social change to the forefront of our cultural consciousness.

How can we bring our many communities together for a shared discussion? What can we learn from social justice advocates who are doing grassroots work to promote change? What skills do we need to collaborate effectively across communities to work together for change? These are the questions that Social Justice January will attempt to answer.

The OIED Student Centers (Multicultural Student Affairs, the African American Cultural Center, the GLBT Center, and the Women’s Center) are partnering to host two events as part of Social Justice January. The first event, "Identity, Equity and Social Justice: A Conversation for All Communities," will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 and will be an intergenerational panel discussion featuring social justice advocates representing a diverse range of communities who will talk about efforts to promote greater access, opportunity, equity and inclusion. Panelists will include Mandy Carter, co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition; Beth Dehghan, founder and president of WomenNC; Ngoc Loan Tran, communications director for the Youth Organizing Institute; and Jorge Luis Ramos, youth council member at El Pueblo, Inc. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

The second event, "Communities and Collaboration: A Social Justice Workshop,” will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126 and will help students learn how to build community and collaborate with others who share similar interests in working for social justice. The workshop will be facilitated by Mandy Carter, former Executive Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition. All student leaders are invited to learn strategies for coalition building and working for change. Dinner will be provided. Students should RSVP via email to Renee Wells by January 26, 2015 if they plan to attend.