Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.
From acne to pregnancy, here’s every ‘preexisting condition’ that could get you denied insurance under the AHCA healthcare bill
by Lydia Ramsey
The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday, and one thing is clear: In Trump’s America, being a woman is a “preexisting condition.” And if this law passes the Senate, insurance companies will be able to charge you as much as they want if you have a preexisting condition. While the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) brought historic changes to the health care industry when it comes to reproductive health and women’s health, the AHCA would strip many of those hard-won gains. Continue reading
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CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK!
Monday, May 1 – 8
2017 marks the 98th anniversary of this weeklong celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Check out our awesome events for teens and tweens this week!
In this short op ed, Jane Edwards shows us how to read between the lines. See what you think.
Performed by pianist John Cobb and the Red Herring Puppets
with additional piano compositions by Alexander Schwarzkopf
Diana Wortham Theatre, June 4th, 2017 at 3:00 pm.
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For two full days of Family Fun June 16 and 17, the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina, Gateway to the Roan and Home to the Arts, will host its 71st North Carolina Rhododendron Festival.
4th Annual Grief Camp A FREE two day, overnight camp to help children express their grief in a fun and safe environment.
This summer we will have our Trail Blazer Camp, a full-day field-based camp for rising 4th through 7th graders, and Nature Explorers Camp, a half-day place-based experience for rising 1st through 3rd graders.
Feminism | Posted by Julie Graves
On May 1st, I signed my life away to the college where I will spend the next four years of my life. When I nervously pressed “submit” on the acceptance form a few days ago, I expected a grand display of fireworks, or at least some sign that I had made the “right” choice. Instead, I found my mom was still hovering over my shoulder and little else had changed.
Another world is not only possible, she’s on her way. Maybe many of us won’t be here to greet her, but on a quiet day, if I listen very carefully, I can hear her breathing.
Matt McGorry, star of Orange Is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder, is taking a short break from his ongoing advocacy for human rights to promote director Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s The Mask You Live In, a stirring documentary about toxic masculinity.
Deborah Lacks grew up without her mother, who died when she was only 2 years old. Her longing for details about her mother’s life is a key aspect of the new HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, with Oprah Winfrey as co-star and an executive producer.
Women for Women International – We believe strong women build strong nations. Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 462,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. Help a woman lift herself out of poverty. Give a woman survivor of war the resources, support, and skills she needs to transform her life—and the lives of her family. Continue reading
REMINDER: The EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT for Women has STILL NOT PASSED! Forward this link to everyone ASAP
There is nothing in the Constitution of the United States that protects U.S. women from discrimination. Ironically, we have insisted that other countries, such as Afghanistan, include such a provision! Equal Means Equal
The Equal Rights Amendment will guarantee equal status under the law and provide bedrock legal protection when women or men face sex discrimination. Protection would cover:
- Lack of equal pay for equal work
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Violence against women
- Other forms of sex discrimination
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