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*YWCA hosts Women of Color Leading Change – A panel discussion to recognize and inspire local social justice leaders

 

 

 

 

 

YWCA of Asheville is hosting Women of Color Leading Change, a panel discussion highlighting local women of color (WOC) who are leading grassroots efforts towards equity and inclusion. The focus of the event will be on challenges faced and success stories from WOC leaders along with words of wisdom for others looking to make change in their communities.


So, What’s the Big Deal with Healthcare in America?

written by Jane Edwards

The Freedom Caucus, led by our own Representative (R) Mark Meadows, is against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because the bill does not deliver on the group’s promise of fully repealing “Obamacare” (ACA). Specifically, the Freedom Caucus wants to strip the ACA’s coverage for Essential Benefits, which are listed as (See Healthcare.gov):


EQUAL PAY DAY: What You Need to Know about the Gender Wage Gap in 2017

 

Equal Pay Day 2017 is Tuesday, April 4, marking how far into the year that women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Women make up almost half of the workforce, are the sole or co-breadwinner in half of American families with children, and are graduating from college at higher rates than men. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. In 2015, women working full-time, year-round made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent.


DON’T BE FOOLED by the fake “repeal” of HB2

 

A message from the ACLU of North Carolina. Rather than cleanly repeal House Bill 2 March 30th, the North Carolina General Assembly passed and Governor Roy Cooper signed a new law — HB 142 — that keeps in place many of the most harmful parts of HB 2. It is not a real repeal, and it doesn’t leave North Carolina the way it was before HB 2 was rushed into law last year.


AUTHOR EVENT AT MALAPROPS : “Racism, fascism, and genocide past and present” April 24

Dialogue with John Cox, author of To Kill a People (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe

55 Haywood Street, Asheville

7:00 pm on Monday, April 24 (“Yom HaShoah”: Holocaust Remembrance Day)

April 24 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, often the occasion for superficial platitudes such as “Never again!,” a well-meaning but hollow term. Fascism, racism, and genocide continue to plague our world. 


OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling – April Education Schedule

 Housing Classes
Homebuyer Education Series – ($50.00 participant fee)  
Our HUD-certified course provides a step-by-step explanation of the home-buying process, a fantastic resource book, and an opportunity to interact with local real estate / lending / legal professionals so that you can make an informed decision about the biggest investment you will probably ever make. Certificate received upon completion.  
  • (4-part class) Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

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

The Word “Entitlement” Has Become a *Snarl Word

written by Jane Edwards

Ask 2 Answer:  “The Repubs keep calling Social Security and Medicare entitlement programs and they are not – we paid and pay for them…” Here is my take:  Republicans and Libertarians have turned the word “Entitlements” into what is called a “snarl word” – a politically-charged word delivered in a demeaning, sneering tone. I get it – words matter… like “Enhanced Interrogation” vs. “Torture.”  But, seriously, in the grand scheme of things, what does it matter what Republicans do with the lexicon? If it makes you feel better, refer to the programs as “federal retirement benefits.” Try not to get worked up with what the less imaginative call them.


This Women’s History Month: Let’s Empower The Next Generation Of Feminists – Jennifer Siebel Newsom

 

 

Now more than ever, we need to empower the next generation of women as agents of change. That’s why we’re closing out Women’s History Month by celebrating the women, past and present, who’ve paved the way. From women in science to women in public office, we’re sharing their advice and drawing inspiration to work towards a more just and equitable society for all. 


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