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SHEVILLAGE

Here’s a compilation of some of the fabulous, year-round fairs, festival offerings and stuff to do that the Western North Carolina region has to offer. Festival organizers: please contact: info@sheville.org if you wish to be considered for inclusion into SheVille of WNC.
Outdoor Adventures     Hot Springs Natural Hot Mineral Waters     Chimney Rock Park     History at Hand     North Carolina Festivals     Explore Asheville Events Calendar     Asheville Herb Festival

 

AB TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Women’s Studies

Introduction to Women’s Studies, American Women’s Studies, and Women and History survey the experience of women in historical perspective; include the experiences and contributions of women in culture, politics, economics, science, and religion; and provide an inter-disciplinary study of the history, literature, and social roles of American women from Colonial times to the present.


UNC ASHEVILLE Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

UNC Asheville Women’s Studies seeks to understand the diversity of women’s experiences through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, service and research.

UNC Asheville Women’s Studies seeks to understand the diversity of women’s experiences through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, service and research.  Women’s Studies courses and electives explore the experiences of women and investigate the complex phenomenon of gender.  Courses promote student investigation of women’s diverse experiences from the perspective of the various social sciences, sciences and humanities.  Emerging from an activist tradition, Women’s Studies seeks to provide resources to the university and the broader community by providing an on-going array of co-curricular activities for students and community members.  We act as a resource and guide on issues relating to women through community activism and service by encouraging interdisciplinary techniques and by being wholly cognizant of the interaction of gender and diversity. 828.251.6419 Visit our Website


Crisis Pregnancy Centers and the Myth of “Post-Abortion Syndrome”

“Post-abortion syndrome” — the idea that abortion causes significant mental health damage — is not a real, evidence-based diagnosis.

While individuals who have abortions may have a wide variety of positive and negative feelings afterward (as do women who continue their pregnancies), there is no sound evidence that having an abortion itself leads to psychological harm. Studies that anti-abortion activists claim support the notion are often methodologically flawed, or have been misinterpreted. ( this article suggested by Va Boyle )  Continue reading


“End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins

Now this is exciting.
The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has announced it has created and is raising funds for a huge “End ME/CFS” project. They’re looking for five million dollars a year to fund it — about double the NIH’s current annual spending on all ME/CFS research. That’s a really ambitious project. Could they actually pull it off?

“What is needed is a total attack on the problem.” – Ron Davis PhD

( This information was submitted to SheVille by Amy Mandel )

I think they could, and the reason why starts with Ron Davis PhD, the originator and leader of the project. Davis has been thinking about producing a high-level consortium to attack Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for years. The idea of a consortium immediately came up when I first talked to him about three years ago. His son, Whitney, had introduced us. Whitney was quite ill then, but since then has gotten much worse. He now has one of the worst cases of ME/CFS I’ve heard of.

Read more: “End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/10/11/end-mecfs-mega-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-project-begins/

I think they could, and the reason why starts with Ron Davis PhD, the originator and leader of the project. Davis has been thinking about producing a high-level consortium to attack Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for years. The idea of a consortium immediately came up when I first talked to him about three years ago. His son, Whitney, had introduced us. Whitney was quite ill then, but since then has gotten much worse. He now has one of the worst cases of ME/CFS I’ve heard of.

Read more: “End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/10/11/end-mecfs-mega-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-project-begins/

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Blog


So She Did: The Female Mentor That Changed My Life

I always expected that I’d spend my last summer before starting college binge-watching TV, eating pizza, and dealing with anxiety about my freshman year.  Instead, I ended up exploring my recent acquaintance with the feminist movement through an internship with So She Did, an organization related to women’s empowerment. I decided to join the organization because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get a different perspective on feminism and my own ideas about empowerment. Sure enough, working there resulted in one of the best and most interesting summers of my life. Continue reading


2014 SYLVA Grief Support Group Meets Weekly – Fridays

 

Weekly Grief Support Group in Sylva allows each individual to grieve in his or her own way

SYLVA, N.C. – Each individual grieves in his or her own way, says Michael Lee, counselor of bereavement services with Four Seasons Compassion for Life’s Sylva offices.

“While many people will find that they do not need or want help with their grief, some people will seek individual counseling. Others want group support,” he says.

Every loss is different in some way, but grief often shares common characteristics of leaving people feeling isolated by feelings of sadness and loss. Through support groups, individuals can find validation and feel like they are not alone.

“Come as you are,” says Lee. “This is a safe and welcoming gathering of people from all walks of life. We know everyone’s story and journey are different.  You don’t have to talk; you can just come and listen.”

The Grief Support Group sponsored by Four Seasons Compassion for Life is free and open to the public. Meetings are Fridays, 1-2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 669 W. Main Street. Contact Michael Lee, bereavement counselor, mlee@fourseasonscfl.org for information or support.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life is a non-profit organization with a dedicated team of health care professionals, social workers, spiritual care professionals and volunteers. Nationally known for its leadership in innovative, quality hospice services, Four Seasons is a Circle of Life award recipient from the American Medical Association. For more information, visit http://www.fourseasonscfl.org.


WESTERN CAROINA UNIVERSITY Intercultural Affairs Department

Western Carolina University’s Department of Intercultural Affairs is located in the A.K. Hinds University Center. The mission of Intercultural Affairs is to provide an inclusive environment that examines, recognizes, accepts, and affirms human differences and similarities related to national origin, religion, gender, disability, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status. The Department of Intercultural Affairs contributes to a culturally rich campus through advocacy, diversity and social justice education, leadership and the development of global citizens. Intercultural Affairs provides lectures, cultural awareness programs, films, and workshops to promote social justice and cultural competency as well as to respond to acts of discrimination and bias.

 Click here for the department’s website

Department of Intercultural Affairs | Western Carolina University | A.K. Hinds University Center | Cullowhee, NC 28723

 


Emma Watson? Jennifer Lawrence? These aren’t the feminists you’re looking for

Recently, a young woman asked me how we can make feminism more accessible to men. I told her that I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to men. In truth, I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to anyone. I care about making the liberties that men enjoy so freely fully accessible to women, and if men or celebrities claiming feminism for themselves has become the spoon full of sugar to make that medicine go down, so be it. ( this Blog was suggested by Dorothy Rogers )  Continue reading


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Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014

Shared Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2014

Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay, Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ[məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj];[1] born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. She is known mainly for human rights advocacy for education and for women in her native Swat Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Yousafzai’s advocacy has since grown into an international movement. Continue reading

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Real Tips About Sexual Assault Everyone Can Use

The new academic year has started, and once again students are attending seminars on staying safe on campus. These orientation workshops typically focus on tips for how young women can protect themselves — such as be aware and stay alert, don’t get drunk, and stick together in groups.

I’m sure all of this is good advice, but it misses what I have come to see as the crux of the matter: Teaching girls and women that they can avoid sexual assault if they just try hard enough places responsibility for rape on the shoulders of targets rather than on the shoulders of perpetrators and of political and cultural power-brokers. Continue reading

 


Lynne Kelly

Some believers accuse skeptics of having nothing left but a dull, cold, scientific world. I am left with only art, music, literature, theatre, the magnificence of nature, mathematics, the human spirit, sex, the cosmos, friendship, history, science, imagination, dreams, oceans, mountains, love, and the wonder of birth. That’ll do for me.


The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits Of Women

It’s impossible to respect, value and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a leader great.  Because of this, the identity crisis I have written about that exists in today’s workplace is something that women leaders in particular have been facing  for much too long. While the tide is changing and more women are being elevated into leadership roles, there is still much work to do. As of July 2013, there were only 19 female elected presidents and prime ministers in power around the globe.  In the business world, women currently hold only 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and the same percentage of Fortune 1000 CEO positions.   As women continue their upward trajectory in the business world, they have yet to be fully appreciated for the unique qualities and abilities they bring to the workplace. Continue reading


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