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Please pledge to co-sponsor and support the Equal Rights Amendment when it comes up in the 2019 legislative session. The ERA will ensure constitutional equality for women and men equally. Thank you for considering my views.
by Jennifer Siebel Newsom
In the wake of yesterday’s violence, our country faces an all too familiar tragedy. At a Florida High School, 17 people were killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in US history. As we sort through this tragedy, it is critical to remember that violence doesn’t occur in a vacuum.
Any woman, at any stage of her life, can stop to examine her own history, experience and personal power and marvel at what she’s learned…My definition of performance? Knowing you have to do your best, not only because people out there are expecting it but because you’ve learned that you really have your best to give.
French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson and Watershed Outreach Coordinator Anna Alsobrook are actively monitoring the kerosene spill that occurred on Sunday, February 4 at Mountain Energy’s bulk fuel facility at 288 Lyman Street in Asheville when a storage tank leaked between 1,000 and 4,000 gallons of fuel into the French Broad River.
2017 MACARTHUR GENIUS GRANT FELLOW & NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE STAFF WRITER
“ENDING RACIAL INEQUITY IN OUR SCHOOLS: WHAT ACTUALLY WORKS?”
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 RECEPTION AT 6PM EVENT AT 7PM LIPINSKY HALL, UNC ASHEVILLE
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a National Magazine Award-winning Journalist, writing on modern day civil rights for the New York Times Magazine. Her widely read articles on segregated housing and schools, as well as her deeply personal reports on the black experience in America, expose how racial inequality is maintained through official policy. They also offer a compelling case for greater equity.
Announcing THE HEALTHY HEALER Program: Addressing Burnout
A recent Mayo Clinic study showed that over half of physicians suffer from one or more symptom(s) of burnout. Given this, the issue of burnout and helping to promote wellness is an integral part of our 2017 Strategic Plan. Click for more information
Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly
Taking the Resistance to the Ballot BoxSaturday, February 10
Rally at 9:00 a.m. (Map) / March at 10:00 a.m.
Transforming Hate Author Event at Firestorm Books & Coffee
Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm
610 Haywood Rd, West Asheville, 28806
Join Asheville resident, Clarissa Sligh, for a reading of her most recent book, Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book.
The North Carolina Arts Council launched its work in 1967 as awareness of the importance of arts to all citizens was becoming a national movement. In the ensuing nearly 50 years the arts in North Carolina have come to be valued as one of our state’s most durable and productive assets.
It’s such an exciting time! We are moving to the Refinery Creator Space at 207 Coxe Avenue. It’s 15,000 square feet and creates a home to ten individual artist entrepreneurs and five community organizations.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Rain or Shine!
9am — 1:30pm
Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends as we run and walk to raise money for pets in need.
Friday, February 16 at 6 pm
KRISTIN HANNAH presents THE GREAT ALONE at UNCA’s Humanities Lecture Hall*
Join us for a celebration of bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s gorgeous new novel set on the frontier of Alaska in the mid-70s. You know and love her from The Nightingale. Here’s your chance to get your hands on her newest book and meet this prolific and acclaimed scribe. Great Smokies Writer Program (our co-sponsor) teacher Christine Hale will interview Hannah onstage.
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Here’s why our children and grandchildren need a Bipartisan Effort to have the Equal Rights Amendment ratified NOW!:
Showcasing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Presented by Charlotte Street Computers April 19 at Isis Music Hall
The sixth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 6 – 10 PM at Isis Music Hall. The featured headliner will showcase AMS teachers and advanced students covering The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety, with full instrumentation.
Write Here. Write Now.
We host Flatiron Writers workshops and events; in addition, our space is available for rent to writers who want to teach, host a book launch, or hold a writers’ group or book club meeting.Our goal: to nurture a vibrant and supportive writing community–inspired by Asheville’s rich literary history–while providing writers with quiet, affordable space in which to write, and classrooms in which to teach or participate in classes and workshops.
DANGEROUS WOMEN: ELECTRIFYING NEW EXHIBITION at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FROST ART MUSEUM FIU
‒ Opening Reception on Saturday, Feb. 17, 4:00-7:00 p.m., on view through May 20 ‒
‒ Panel Discussion on Feb. 17 about feminism in art history and the lives of women in Renaissance society ‒
We’re pleased to announce our new Co-Directors Cynde Allen and Adrian Parra!!!
Asheville, NC-January 30, 2018 – Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) of Buncombe County released an Impact Report that includes new data on how the organization continues to help remove barriers for students and families who are unable to afford basic necessities, housing and medical care, providing resources, and surrounding students with a community of support. This report can be viewed atwww.childrenfirstcisbc.org.
Sing to Me of the Night – Music of JS Bach, Dana Wilson and Latin America
Kate Steinbeck, flute • Franklin Keel, cello • Amy Brucksch, guitar
25 | Sunday, 3 PM • Streamside House Concert, Arden • Advanced reservations online
Streamside Concerts, Arden • Limited seating
$20 Advanced purchase: www.panharmonia.org/product/february-25
$25 day of, if seats are available
Directions will be sent after purchase.
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