Joanna Macy, deep ecologist, systems theorist, Buddhist scholar, author, speaker, teacher, communing with the Earth at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, January 2017.
1913 — A group of black women, called the Employment Club, begin meeting, setting the stage for a black YWCA of Asheville branch.
Fear, uncertainty and isolation. Many of our immigrant neighbors face extraordinary fear, uncertainty and isolation in the midst of a changing approach to immigration policy in our country. Parents are anxious. Children are terrified.
Pisgah Legal Services assists immigrants in WNC through our “Justice For All Project,”– helping eligible immigrants secure work authorization and legal status. We also help immigrants secure food, housing, and safety from abuse.
To begin with the obvious: the Honorable Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch is going to be the next Associate Justice of the United State Supreme Court. No amount of senatorial bloviation is going to alter that fact. Two reasons: One, the 115th Congress is controlled by Republicans, and, two, Mike Pence is the Vice President.
The House Democrats should be encouraged to not waste time and energy “tilting at windmills,” so to speak. Let it go.
The #GrabYourWallet boycott on Twitter is one example of an anti-Trump protest that appears to have had significant results. Founded last fall by Shannon Coulter and Sue Atencio, Grab Your Wallet seeks to convince companies to stop selling Trump-branded products through organized boycotts.
Asheville Outlets, in cooperation with Bonnie Rose Appraisals, Estate Sales & Liquidations presents the First Annual Antique, Vintage, & Collectibles Show at Asheville Outlets 800 Brevard Rd Sunday, May 7, 2017 10 am – 6 pm. If you are a quality Antique, Vintage or Collectibles dealer, this is your chance to select among the 100+ vendor spaces streaming throughout the interior walkways of Asheville Outlets. This exciting new venue is conveniently located two miles from I-40, off I-26.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about Senator Elizabeth Warren via The New York Times #RepresentHer #ShePersisted
Corinna Wood, Director, Southeast Wise Women and Friends
The International Women’s Strike on March 8th, 2017 is an international DAY of ACTION, planned and organized by women in more than 30 different countries.
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.
“To hoist with one’s own petard is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others. It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.) She intended to murder her brother but was hoist with her own petard when she ate the poisoned food intended for him. The vandals were hoist with their own petard when they tried to make an emergency call from the pay phone they had broken.” ( This is a combined definition taken from Wikipedia and The Free Dictionary.)
Businesses and economies eager for growth may be overlooking the potential of women seeking an equal financial footing with men.
Sociologists and economists have long pondered ways to close the gender gap—the unequal representation of women in everything from financial markets to salaries to corporate leadership.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has released their annual report documenting the number of hate groups in the U.S. in 2016, showing near historic numbers.
Supporting rural Southern women as human rights leaders to end poverty
Women uniting for change ~ Women combating sexism, racism, classism ~ Women tackling inequality
The work is guided by the belief that to truly empower women and end poverty we must build a political culture in the U.S. that promotes and protects human rights. Visit Turn South: Southern Women for Change
This year’s CONDOM COUTURE is all about YOU!
For the first time, you will get to vote on your favorite design for a chance to win Audience Favorite. We will also honor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners up. The prizes will be followed by a silent auction where you have a chance to purchase the designs!
Yes, here’s the thing, the BIG THING. House Bill 2, called “the bathroom bill” deals with quite a few things that are utterly unrelated to bathroom privileges and which negatively impact citizens in our state more than public bathroom privileges.
A call to stay steady from the Great Council of Grandmothers… 13 elders of various indigenous nations globally.”After the election in America I asked the Grandmothers, “Now that it’s over, what can we learn?”
From Meryl Streep to Tracee Ellis Ross, women took center stage at Sunday’s Golden Globes and demanded we celebrate them –
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