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.
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.
Saturday, Sept 1st – West Asheville Roadside Cleanup, join the West Asheville Business Association for a fun cleanup of Haywood Road. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at The WALK, then join a roadside cleanup team. 10am to Noon Sign up here.
Saturday, Sept 8th – WNC Big Sweep River, Creek and Roadside Cleanup. Join in on WNC’s largest single day river cleanup. 1pm to 5pm Sign up here.
Saturday, Sept 15th – Hard 2 Recycle Collection EAST Buncombe. Bring out your DEAD… batteries, electronics and more to be recycled right here in the US. 10am to 2pm For more information click here.
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.
Stevie Wonder’s full performance. “Make love great again!”
Jennifer Holliday and choir help Aretha climb higher.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) converge in this educational space at the River Arts Makers Place (RAMP), engaging the next generation of makers, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs, who work side-by-side with faculty and staff experts experienced in all facets of the creative process.
RADfest announces its inaugural music and arts event in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC on October 13-14, 2018. The all ages festival will take place at the Grey Eagle music venue located at 185 Clingman Ave. (Artwork by Ariana Dixon)
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author, Anna Quindlen leads our Standing Strong celebration at the Mission Health / A-B Tech Conference Center. Click to learn more about sponsorship and ticket options.
Shining Rock is a mountain in Appalachian North Carolina; we choose it as a title for our anthology because of its metaphorical properties. As co-editors, we come to poetry with a strong commitment to the literary traditions that challenge readers to become continually educated by poetry.
Housing Classes Money Management and Credit Classes
Upcoming Women’s Financial Empowerment Center Classes
Fairs and Festivals Links for your enjoyment
WNC Guidebook and Asheville Events Calendar for NC Mountains
Here’s a more extensive compilation of some of the fabulous, year-round fair and festival offerings the Western North Carolina region has to offer. Please also visit our calendar for specific dates of many other events as well. Festival organizers: if you wish to be considered for inclusion in this list, please send the information to email@example.com.
Change a Life: Volunteer
Are you interested in volunteering as a Reading Coach or Reading Buddy? Sign up for training this Fall. Don’t wait, classes fill up quickly. First classes start in mid September. Click here for more information: http://www.r2sasheville.org/volunteer.html
The stories for many children born into poverty share a common outcome: a lifetime cycle of hardship. We believe that a single powerful factor – literacy – can help break that cycle. Read To Succeed Asheville wants all children to achieve well-being and lead productive lives. One crucial key is the ability to read proficiently, and we’re making inroads. Students are referred to us because they are unable to read at expected grade level and every year, on average, 66% of R2S students get to grade level in reading (as measured by the state DIBELS test).
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.
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-
Pisgah Legal’s 8th ANNUAL POVERTY FORUM , Making Ends Meet: WOMEN AND POVERTY IN WNC Thursday, October 4
By Qadira Mine
Faced with discrimination, deportations and mass shootings, America’s teenagers are refusing to accept the status quo.
from In Tune, the official e-new of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Click here to find music
A few weeks ago, as I was walking down the street to my car, a man stopped me to begin a conversation about my height. Here we go, I thought. He asked the usual questions, prodding me about my basketball career, and then there it was: “Let’s play one-on-one. I bet I could beat you.”
It was far from the first time. I’m a tall woman at 6-foot-2, and almost everywhere I go, people notice me. The first question is: Do you play basketball? When they find out I’m a professional player, some are just impressed and want to know more about the life of a pro athlete. Most of the men I talk to, though, ask me to play one-on-one. Continue reading
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