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If you watched “Dominion” at UU last Friday 9/14, and If you missed it…

If you watched “Dominion” at UU last Friday 9/14, and If you missed it…

Offered by Charlie Wussow

“Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom.”

For those of you who came to Friday’s Environmental & Social Justice film “Dominion”, thank you!  I know it was difficult to watch, but I was impressed by how many of you came to the screening even though you knew it would be an uncomfortable experience at the very least.

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NIX ALL SIX Constitutional Amendments in November! – Here they are for you to judge

NIX ALL SIX Constitutional Amendments in November! – Here they are for you to judge

If you haven’t been following the 6 Constitutional Amendments that our NC General Assembly is putting on the November ballot, here they are in a nutshell.  NIX all SIX is what we’re proposing as they would devastate our state if they are written into the NC Constitution!  Please pass this on!  Diane Amos

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Casual sexism creates victims. We should acknowledge that and police it.

Casual sexism creates victims. We should acknowledge that and police it.

By Libby Brooks in the Guardian

What can a man say to a woman on the street these days without fear of prosecution? Ever since campaigners and police forces started talking about treating the public harassment of women as a hate crime, there has been an equal and opposite push to defend some bloke’s right to … what exactly? Shout a catalogue of sexually explicit demands at a stranger while following her down a street at midnight? Exchange friendly observations about the state of the weather in a shop queue in daylight?

As with #MeToo, this is far less complicated than some would like us to imagine.

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**FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM Fall Schedule 2018

**FLATIRON WRITERS ROOM Fall Schedule 2018

Write Here. Write Now.

Through our Literary Calendar, we look forward to coordinating with regional writers and writers’ organizations so that writers in our community know about all of the wonderful events and opportunities available to them.  

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**PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS – Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Schedule

**PENLAND SCHOOL of CRAFTS – Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Schedule

Penland is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles, and wood.

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Organic Growers School is Moving to Smith Mill Works October 1, 2018

Organic Growers School is Moving to Smith Mill Works October 1, 2018

Hello OGS supporters,
We have good news—we’re officially ‘graduating’ from A-B Tech’s Small Business Incubator program! We have been searching for new offices for a few weeks and are delighted to be moving to the Smith Mill Works complex in West Asheville effective October 1, 2018.

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GLOBAL ECO WATCH – Eye on the Planet

GLOBAL ECO WATCH – Eye on the Planet

‘Major shift’: Nations face bottom-up pressure to act on climate change

On Friday, former US vice president Al Gore declared the Global Climate Action Summit a “success”Realistically, we won’t know if it has achieved its purpose until this time next year, when countries have been invited to New York to offer new, upgraded promises to cut carbon.

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When The Powerful Use Their Position To Bully Others, We All Lose – also talking about  New Models of Manhood

When The Powerful Use Their Position To Bully Others, We All Lose – also talking about New Models of Manhood

 From Meryl Streep to Tracee Ellis Ross, women took center stage at Sunday’s Golden Globes and demanded we celebrate them – 

not for what they’re wearing, but for who they are and what they do. On the red carpet, Evan Rachel Wood explained she wore a tuxedo so that, “young women and girls know that [dresses] aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. Just be yourself, because your worth is much more than that.” Continue reading

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Addiction Resource, Substance Use, Domestic Violence & Consumer Safety Information

Addiction Resource, Substance Use, Domestic Violence & Consumer Safety Information

Defective Medical Devices and Dangerous Medications

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GREENWORKS 6TH ANNUAL ROOT BALL End of Summer Party by the River

GREENWORKS 6TH ANNUAL ROOT BALL End of Summer Party by the River

Saturday, September 29th   6:00PM – 9:00PM      Food, fun, drinks, music and dancing under the stars at The Boat House at Smoky Park Supper Club.  
Tickets available online here & at the door.  $25 General Admission   $20 for GreenWorks Members

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Illinois becomes 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Will North Carolina be the 38th?

Illinois becomes 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Will North Carolina be the 38th?

Sent in to SheVille.org by Roberta Madden  ERA-NC Alliance Immediate Release May 30, 2018

P.O. Box 11712  Durham, NC 27703  www.era-nc.org  (984) 244-0611  For more information contact: Audrey Muck, fanninmm@gmail.com, 336-480-1947

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Poetry reading by young people has doubled since 2012

Poetry reading by young people has doubled since 2012

By Ron Charles in the Washington Post

Poetry is hot — a lot hotter than you might think.

The share of adults reading poetry grew by an astounding 76 percent between 2012 and 2017, according to a newly released study from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Some 28 million adults reported reading poetry in 2017.

The results are even more dramatic for young people. The percentage of poetry readers age 18-24 doubled during that period. Continue reading

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE POLICY WATCH – Q&A with state Court of Appeals candidates – the Calabria seat

NORTH CAROLINA STATE POLICY WATCH – Q&A with state Court of Appeals candidates – the Calabria seat

As part of an ongoing effort to inform North Carolinians about the upcoming judicial elections, Policy Watch is publishing a Q&A with each person running for a statewide judicial office. Each of the 11 candidates was asked the same six questions, and their answers will appear throughout the week alongside those of their challengers.

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ACLU – BRETT KAVANAUGH AND THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT- Podcast and Transcript

ACLU – BRETT KAVANAUGH AND THE CASE AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT- Podcast and Transcript

The Supreme Court is meant to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Historically, however, it has repeatedly failed to live up to that promise. Can one justice change the course of the court? Erwin Chemerinsky, a Supreme Court litigator and dean of Berkeley Law School, discusses the court’s history and the threats a Justice Brett Kavanaugh could pose to our constitutional rights. 

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Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County TIME TRAVELING GALA is Coming Up!

Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County TIME TRAVELING GALA is Coming Up!

3rd Annual Time Traveling Gala ~ Once in a Blue Moon

PSABC Kicks Off 2018 Gala Fundraiser

Asheville, NC, September 4th, 2018 – On September 29th the third annual Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County Time Traveling Gala will transport guests through time and through the city. This unique event will visit three historic Asheville locations with food, drink and entertainment along the way. 

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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Hiking

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Hiking

Get outside and enjoy one of the simplest, most reinvigorating hobbies there is: hiking.

If you’re new to hiking, read on to learn what you need to know before you hit the trails, whether you’re planning a stroll through the woods or a multi-day backpacking trip.

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice – Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice – Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

This is an experience that touches the heart and soul – not to be missed!

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.  

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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – September Events

**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – September Events

Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee roasted locally. We offer free wireless service and eight plug-in stations. Our baristas embrace the role of community catalyst. Join us whenever you can!  (Listen to Audiobooks and Support Malaprop’s Bookstore)

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Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul laid to rest in Detroit. “Make Love Great Again!”

Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul laid to rest in Detroit. “Make Love Great Again!”

Stevie Wonder’s full performance. “Make love great again!”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij8KpS-ab3U

Jennifer Holliday and choir help Aretha climb higher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvZtnDGQxy0

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Pisgah Legal’s 8th ANNUAL POVERTY FORUM , Making Ends Meet: WOMEN AND POVERTY IN WNC Thursday, October 4

Pisgah Legal’s 8th ANNUAL POVERTY FORUM , Making Ends Meet: WOMEN AND POVERTY IN WNC Thursday, October 4

Pisgah Legal’s 8th ANNUAL POVERTY FORUM with Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and
Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and author of “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.”
Tickets go on sale August 15. More details to come!

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