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.
May 11th – 13th, Charlotte, NC Presented by the Harvey B. Gantt Center
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts
+ Culture is proud to present the second annual Define
American Film Festival.
Songs that celebrate sisterhood, share joy and transform the world!
Mark your calendar now to join Womansong at our “Turn the World Around” CD release concert and party Saturday, May 20th, 2017 7:30 PM
The City of Asheville is joining with community partners for a weekend full of Earth Day events and family-friendly activities.
The Women in the Castle
By Jessica Shattuck
(William Morrow, 9780062563668, $26.99)
Salon: n., An assembly of guests brought together to amuse one another and increase the knowledge of participants through conversations of arts and culture, while enjoying fine food, drink, entertainment and parlour games.
*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.
Neighborhood Services is dedicated to serving the residents of Asheville because involved, connected neighborhoods are essential for a strong and healthy community.
Please join us at Nest Organics for a Complimentary Class where you’ll learn about cloth diapering, baby-wearing, how to protect your child from harmful chemicals & much more!
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 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.
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.
Dialogue with John Cox, author of To Kill a People (Oxford University Press, 2017)
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.
Because we believe that viable non-profit programs are essential to a healthy community, SheVille.org offers in-kind media sponsorship for your major fundraising event.
- (4-part class) Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
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
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.
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.
There are hundreds upon hundreds of individual hiking trails in Western North Carolina, but how do you piece them together into an outing with a great destination? We’ve done that work for you!
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