Asheville’s premier downtown farmers market opens on North Market Street on April 1
Asheville City Market, one of the region’s vibrant farmers markets, is moving to a new, street-closed location in downtown Asheville. Starting on April 1, Asheville City Market will be open on North Market Street, between Woodfin Street and East Walnut Street, where shoppers can enjoy open-air shopping for goods offered by local farmers, craftspeople, bakers, and other vendors.
Flex Projects are created in collaboration with our Partner Agency, and are led by trained Hands On Volunteer Leaders. Flex Projects don’t require an ongoing commitment, giving you the chance to explore a variety of opportunities that impact our community.
What makes our Flex Projects unique?
- Each Flex Project is led by a trained Hands On volunteer, known as a Volunteer Leader
- Most Flex Projects take place on evenings and weekends and last 1-3 hours
- Flex Projects don’t require an ongoing commitment or any advance training
- Many Flex Projects are youth/family friendly
- Because you’ll be participating with a group of other volunteers, Flex Projects are a great way to meet new people
Check out the Flex Project Calendarand get started today!
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We remember those who have made a significant contribution
to gender equality and women’s lives and well-being.
With honor and respect for their work and effort, we will not forget.
(Please let us know additions you might have to this section – Click here for the National Women’s History Online Exhibits)
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.
Since 2000, cellist Yo-Yo Ma has brought together musicians from all over the world with his Silk Road project.
Video of the performance after the screening by part of The Silk Road Ensemble. The concert on YouTube The Trailer for the Music of Strangers Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott – Ave Maria (J.S. Bach/ Gounod)
Since 1994, programs supported through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) legislation have infused federal dollars into state and local efforts to prevent, investigate, and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault and help survivors rebuild their lives.
“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
Providers and the Community Response to Opioids – Blake Fagan, Mountain Area Health Education Center ( MAHEC )
Last month we explored the reasons for the opioid crisis and the serious potential for addiction with the use of opioids. As providers, we have become acutely aware of the crisis because of the exponential rate of opioid overdoses and overdose deaths in our community.
Joanna Macy, deep ecologist, systems theorist, Buddhist scholar, author, speaker, teacher, communing with the Earth at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, January 2017.
“When We Rise” on ABC is a 4-part mini-series about the history of Gay America starting February 27, 2017
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
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.
My vision for Pick and Preserve started many years ago and came to fruition when my partner, Andrew, bought his farm, Ashe’ Spring. We live together on the farm and are in the process of creating a homesteading environment.
Written by Jane Edwards
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?”
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