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  • 'PIANO LESSONS' : New Graphic Novel About Gay Teens in the Rural South +

    Nevada McPherson’s New Gay Teen Romance Based on Award-Winning Screenplay, ‘Piano Lessons’ Nevada McPherson’s new graphic novel Piano Lessons is a gay Read More
  • OWL for Women Over 40 +

    What makes OWL unique is our sharp focus. We are the only organization that works solely on the economic security and quality-of-life Read More
  • Asheville Green Drinks Calendar for December +

    3 December 2014 Location: Universalist Unitarian Congregation, 1 Edwin PlTime: 7:00PM Contact: \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You Read More
  • Sacred Questions: A Poetry Workshop with Tina Barr +

    Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Mondays 1:00 to 3:30, February 16th through April 20th Session, Winter 2015, Great Smokies Creative Writing Read More
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    On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum offers free admission from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is a great way Read More
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So She Did: The Female Mentor That Changed My Life

Written by Francesca and Womens Media Center on . Posted in WOMEN on the MOVE

I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my freshman year.  Instead, I ended up exploring my recent acquaintance with the feminist movement through an internship with So She Did, an organization related to women’s empowerment. I decided to join the organization because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a different perspective on feminism and my own ideas about empowerment. Sure enough, working there resulted in one of the best and most interesting summers of my life. Continue reading

$14.6M Grant for East of Riverway Multimodal Project

Written by CityNews on . Posted in NEIGHBORHOODS & COMMUNITIES

The announcement that the City of Asheville won $14.6 million in federal funding for transportation improvements in and around the River Arts District and adjacent neighborhoods advances the hard work and planning that has gone into that area. The TIGER VI award was announced September 12 during a visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who called the East of the Riverway Multimodal Network Project a “ladder of opportunity in the area.”

Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

Written by Susan Sered - Our Bodies Ourselves on . Posted in WOMEN LIVES

The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups.

I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders of perpetrators and of political and cultural power-brokers. Continue reading



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