Regional Resources

American Association of University Women

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Equality NC
Equality NC is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. We work toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnership, HIV/AIDS, and more. We also work to engage North Carolinians with educational programming and outreach efforts.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The vision of the NAACP is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

NAMI North Carolina
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses.

North Carolina AHEAD
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. There are more than 2,500 members throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Japan and Greece. In addition to our International membership, AHEAD is fortunate to have formal partnerships with 30 Regional Affiliates and numerous other professional organizations working to advance equity in higher education for people with disabilities. Since 1977 AHEAD has delivered quality training to higher education personnel through conferences, workshops, publications and consultation. AHEAD members represent a diverse network of professionals who actively address disability issues on their campuses and in the field of higher education. AHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with disabilities in higher education; and supporting the systems, institutions, professions, and professionals who attend to the fulfillment of this important mission.

North Carolina National Organization for Women

NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political and economic life.

North Carolina Pride

"Pride: self-respect, self-esteem and gratification arising from association with something laudable."
Pride is what we have in ourselves, and like so many things in life, becomes more meaningful when shared, and when enjoyed in the company of others. North Carolina Pride's mission statement reflects the fact that despite many social, political and economic gains that have been made by individuals and institutions in various LGBT communities throughout North Carolina, much work still needs to be done. At the same time, however, we understand the need to celebrate our victories and accomplishments. Our mission is to promote unity and visibility among lesbians, gay men, bisexual and transgendered people, to promote a positive image through programs and public activities that foster an awareness of our past struggles, to be recognized as an important and talented sector of our diverse state, to support and encourage HIV/AIDS education, breast cancer awareness and basic health education. NCPrideFest 2003 will be a place to talk about how LGBT communities can work for social justice and join together in a festive, celebratory space. Inclusiveness and acceptance are the real gifts that we give to one another when we participate. Through our participation, we share a part of ourselves. Please respond to our calls for volunteers - get involved. For all inquiries about NC Pride and NC PrideFest 2009 e-mail