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Lisa Unger Baskin Collection – Duke University Libraries “The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”

Lisa Unger Baskin Collection – Duke University Libraries “The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”

Collection Overview

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection arrived at Rubenstein Library in April 2015. Carefully assembled over forty-five years by noted bibliophile, activist, and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the collection is a transformative body of material documenting women at work. In Baskin’s own words,

“The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”

The collection includes many well-known monuments of women’s history and arts, as well as lesser-known works produced by female scholars, printers, publishers, laborers, scientists, authors, artists, and political activists. Taken together, they comprise a mosaic of the ways that women have been productive, creative, and socially engaged over more than five hundred years.   Continue reading

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Mountain BizWorks : Think Outside the Boss with Molly Hemstreet and Franzi Charen August 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mountain BizWorks : Think Outside the Boss with Molly Hemstreet and Franzi Charen August 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Think Outside The Boss

 

Join The Industrial Commons co-directors’ Molly Hemstreet and Franzi Charen as they lead an exploration into the variety of ways businesses can democratize ownership. Whether you’re interested in starting a cooperative business, joining a coop, or transitioning your business into a cooperative workplace, this lab is a great place to start. Gain an understanding of the power that cooperatives have to transform communities and build better businesses. $15.00

For more information or to register go to: Mountain BizWorks Cooperatives

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What Is Energy? Energy Basics – U S Energy Information

What Is Energy? Energy Basics – U S Energy Information

Energy Basics – Energy is the ability to do work

Energy comes in different forms:

  • Heat (thermal)
  • Light (radiant)
  • Motion (kinetic)
  • Electrical
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear energy
  • Gravitational

People use energy for everything from making a jump shot to sending astronauts into space. 

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Global Eco Watch

Global Eco Watch

offered by Joyce Metayer
 
 ~ RENEWABLES AT THE HEART OF G20 HAMBURG ENERGY ACTION PLAN    Leaders of the world’s biggest economies envision renewables’ key role in economic growth. The world’s commitment to a renewable energy powered future strengthened this month as leaders of the G20 — a bloc of the 20 world’s most powerful economies — revealed a Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth, placing sustainable renewables at the centre of efforts to rejuvenate the global economy and address climate change.
 
Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, the G20 plan shares the understanding that the energy system is the backbone of economies and that diverse energy systems rely on affordable, secure and sustainable energy sources and clean technologies like renewables.
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Join VOICES IN THE LAUREL for it annual SummerVoice Music Camp – July 31 thru August 4

Join VOICES IN THE LAUREL for it annual SummerVoice Music Camp – July 31 thru August 4

Voices in the Laurel will host its 7th annual Summer Voice Music Camp July 31 -August 4 , at First Baptist Church in Waynesville.  The camp is open to young people who will be entering 1st – 12th grades this fall. Rising 1st through 5th graders have camp from 8:45 – Noon, while rising 6th through 12th graders will be involved in activities from 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 Monday through Friday. Students in grades 6-12 may come for an optional Honors Chorus Audition Workshop from 9:00- 9:45 each morning.

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Welcome to Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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On Being – Running as Spiritual Practice

On Being – Running as Spiritual Practice

by Billy Mills, Christina Torres, Ashley Hicks, et al

We explore a topic our listeners have called out as a passionate force and a connector across all kinds of boundaries in American culture: running. Not just as exercise, or as a merely physical pursuit, but running as a source of bonding between parents and children and friends, as an interplay between competition and contemplation; as a way to understand body image and survival and healing.  
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#DisruptTheNarrative: Youth Leadership Summit – August 5

#DisruptTheNarrative: Youth Leadership Summit – August 5

The Representation Project and Jennifer Siebel Newsom are excited to host our second annual #DisruptTheNarrative: Youth Leadership Summit on August 5 at Lucasfilm in San Francisco. This intensive, immersive experience will bring together 250 youth leaders (age 16-24) who are eager to acquire language and skills to lead on equality, ground their leadership practice in an understanding of their unique selves, and create a personal action plan to drive cultural change.  Continue reading

 

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Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe July Events

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe July Events

Wednesday, July 5 at 7 pm

David Madden presents MARBLE GODDESSES AND MORTAL FLESH

The thirteenth work of fiction by Knoxville native and Black Mountain resident David Madden consists of four novellas that weave together the life of the inimitable Lucius Hutchfield as he moves from youth to middle age and between vocations and adventures. Robert Morgan calls David Madden “a master Appalachian storyteller.” Whether you count yourself among Madden’s longtime fans or simply appreciate well-drawn characters in well-told tales, you won’t want to miss this event.

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The Fitzsimon File: Monday Numbers: Summing up the Senate healthcare debate

The Fitzsimon File: Monday Numbers: Summing up the Senate healthcare debate

By Chris Fitzsimon

July 3, 2017

22 million—number of people the Congressional Budget Office says would lose health insurance coverage under the health care plan currently being considered by the U.S. Senate (“CBO: Senate Bill Would Raise Premiums, Deductibles, or Both for Most Marketplace Consumers, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 26, 2017)

1,300—amount in dollars more that a 40-year-old with an income of $26,000 would pay in premiums for a silver level health care plan under the Senate health care plan (Ibid)

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“Of Woman Born” aims to make a name nationally for Asheville Documentary Film Scene” 

“Of Woman Born” aims to make a name nationally for Asheville Documentary Film Scene” 

Emily Graham Interviewed by Kristin MacLeod-Johnson

Try this on for size. You are 40 weeks pregnant. “Ready to pop,” to use a favorite American colloquialism. A documentary filmmaker is going to film the climactic finish of this journey, the labor, and whatever may transpire,which is truly unknown, because birth is treading in the waters of the great mystery. Hopefully there will be sweat, tears, dilation, grunting, nakedness, rawness, and ultimately, the opening and receiving of new life. Let’s also do it unassisted, and that does not mean just without drugs. It means without medical intervention. This is what 35 year old Emily Graham agreed to do back in February 2015 in collaboration with filmmaker Scott Kirschenbaum.

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BREVARD MUSIC CENTER 2017 Festival Performances – July & August

BREVARD MUSIC CENTER 2017 Festival Performances – July & August

The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.

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Grow a Nutritious Garden in a Pot by Melinda Myers

 

 

Don’t let a lack of time or space get in the way of gardening your way to a healthy lifestyle.  Plant a container of nutritious vegetables and herbs.  Include a few planters on the front porch, back patio or right outside the kitchen door.

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Hike WNC

Hike WNC

There are hundreds upon hundreds of individual hiking trails in Western North Carolina, but how do you piece them together into an outing with a great destination?  We’ve done that work for you!

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