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Inaugural WOMEN’S CONVENTION – Detroit October 27- 29, We are the leaders we have been waiting for

The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.
 
​The Women’s Convention will bring thousands of women, femmes and our allies of all backgrounds to Detroit from October 27 – 29, 2017, for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Tapping into the power of women in leadership as the fundamental, grassroots force for change, the Women’s Convention will bring together first time activists and movement leaders, rising political stars that reflect our nation’s changing demographics, and thousands of women who’ve organized sister marches, huddles, rallies and resistance actions, large and small, since January 2017.

Participants will leave inspired and motivated, with new connections, skills and strategies for working towards collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

 

 

 

The Women’s Convention is the beginning of a political groundswell, showing that the rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.  More Info & Register for the Convention 

 

The Women’s Convention is the next wave in a political groundswell dedicated to the collective liberation of women and femmes of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses. The rise of the woman IS the rise of the nation.

In community,
Women’s March

Photo credit: The Chicago Tribune


WOMANSONG’S 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT  Saturday & Sunday, October 7 and 8

Womansong is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday, October 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 8th at 3 pm, with performances at the Diana Wortham Theater in downtown Asheville. 

The title of the October concert, STILL WE RISE, refers to a high-energy gospel piece inspired by a Maya Angelou poem. The concert celebrates the many ways music enriches lives. 

This gala concert is Debbie Nordeen’s final one before she retires as Artistic Director after 23 years. Through her beauty, warmth, and inspiring leadership, she has built a 75-voice choir that practices what it preaches:  unity through music. 

Graphic Artist:  Ellen Schon 

Womansong’s concerts help fund the choir’s New Start Program, which has distributed over $157,000 in college scholarships and emergency funds to women in need. 

Tickets will be available starting August 29 from Womansong members and the Diana Wortham Theater box office.  Click here for the Diana Wortham Box Office.

The early bird ticket price is $22 from August 29 through September 25, and $25 thereafter. More information will be posted on www.womansong.org

Photo credit: Scott Lessing in Our State Magazine

 

30th Anniversary Concert at Diana us on your calendar:                                                                                                      October 14 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 15               

 


COME TO LEICESTER STUDIO TOUR August 19 & 20

We invite you to join us for the twelfth annual Come to Leicester studio tour 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  We are excited to celebrate this annual event. The Come to Leicester studio tour is held every year on the third weekend in August; for 2017, that is 19-20 August. Our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, aroma therapy candles, and brooms.  They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!  Click for  a map of the tour


Organic Growers School hosts 4th Annual Harvest Conference September 8 & 9

Photo by Amelie Fletcher

ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL (OGS) will host the upcoming 4th annual Harvest Conference, for backyard gardeners, urban farmers, and homesteaders of all skill levels on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.

The event focuses on fall & winter growing, food preservation & storage, fermentation, cooking from scratch, and sustainability skills. The learning continues on Sunday with a Root Crop Production workshop at LIving Web Farms in Mills River, NC.


THESE TREES Book Launch Party at Kenilworth Inn August 26, 2 – 4:30

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 

Saturday, August 26, 2 – 4:30 pm

Where:           Kenilworth Inn     60 Caledonia Road, Asheville, NC 28803 

What:              Celebrate with Ruthie Rosauer the launch of her book,

ABOUT THE BOOK

Photographer Ruthie Rosauer has a new photo essay book THESE TREES (Rose River Press, 2017). As the title suggests, it is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as you may never have seen them before: whole trees, groups of trees, close-ups of bark, leaves, roots, and interesting shapes formed by tree branches, within the bark, or from twisted trunks. Nuts, flowers and fruits form the “Crowning Glories” section. Ruthie’s passion for trees has been translated into this veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world.

The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, Crowning Glories and Whole Trees. It is in part contemplative, part whimsical, but always a celebration of the tree in its natural setting. To keep you company on your virtual walk through these trees are 25 companion poems penned by 20 poets.

What people are saying about “These Trees”

“[This] book is stunningly beautiful, gorgeous.  At the same time it’s very contemplative and meditative—it is a “find” in the sense that images like these remind us to take our nose from the ‘grindstone’ of daily busy life.”

“You have married the photos and writings perfectly!”

“In this delightful book, artistic images combine with soothing language to create something more powerful than either alone. Immersing oneself in this inspiring world of trees would be a perfect antidote to a gloomy winter evening.” Kenn Amdahl, author and president of Clearwater Publishing.

“These Trees” is an artistic and contemplative exploration of the anatomy of trees. It is interspersed with Ruthie’s thoughtful curation of poetry and quotations as well as her own insights.”

The photos and poems left me feeling warmly peaceful and grateful for the wonders of this world!    

For more about These Trees see Ruthie’s website: www.RuthieRosePhotography.com or pick up a copy at A Walk in the Woods, 423 N. Main St. Hendersonville, Tryon School of Arts and Crafts or Malaprops in Asheville.

Ruthie Rosauer ruthiesong@gmail.com

 


OnTrack Financial Education Class Schedule through September, 2017

All Classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 828-255-5166 to register.

Housing Classes

Homebuyer Education – ($50.00 participant fee, add 3 credit reports and FICO scores for $15.00) held at OnTrack WNC Offices)

(2-part class) Saturdays, May 13 & 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

(4-part class) Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12, 14, 19 & 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

(2-part class) Saturdays,  July 15 & 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

(4-part class) Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 15, 17, 22 & 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

(2-part class) Saturdays, September 9 & 16 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 


THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY presents A DANCE THROUGH TIME, September 23, 2017

Saving Places in Asheville & Buncombe County that are important to you.

Special Event to Kick Off at the YMI Cultural Center

The soul of Asheville is in our rich cultural diversity and community. To honor that diversity, The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual gala on September 23, 2017 will feature locations that represent not only different eras, but the variety of different people who have made this historic city what it is today. Asheville’s foundation was built by immigrant artisans, inspired entrepreneurs, farmsteaders and scholars. This year’s gala will kick off at the YMI Cultural Center followed by visits to Zealandia Castle and Sondley Estate. Buildings like these epitomize PSABC’s 41 year long mission of protecting, preserving and promoting the historic resources of our region that contribute to Buncombe County’s unique heritage.  www.PSABC.org


Lisa Unger Baskin Collection – Duke University Libraries “The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”

Collection Overview

The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection arrived at Rubenstein Library in April 2015. Carefully assembled over forty-five years by noted bibliophile, activist, and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the collection is a transformative body of material documenting women at work. In Baskin’s own words,

“The unifying thread is that women have always been productive and working people and this history essentially has been hidden.”

The collection includes many well-known monuments of women’s history and arts, as well as lesser-known works produced by female scholars, printers, publishers, laborers, scientists, authors, artists, and political activists. Taken together, they comprise a mosaic of the ways that women have been productive, creative, and socially engaged over more than five hundred years.   Continue reading


On Being – Running as Spiritual Practice

by Billy Mills, Christina Torres, Ashley Hicks, et al

We explore a topic our listeners have called out as a passionate force and a connector across all kinds of boundaries in American culture: running. Not just as exercise, or as a merely physical pursuit, but running as a source of bonding between parents and children and friends, as an interplay between competition and contemplation; as a way to understand body image and survival and healing.  
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THEATRE TOUR: My Grandfather’s Prayers – Lisa Sturz and Red Herring Puppets

 

 

 

 

 

MY GRANDFATHER’S PRAYERS premiered this past Sunday, June 18th to a full crowd. The feedback has been very moving and encouraging. We have a few more bookings over the Summer and will begin marketing the show to other locations. If you have connections within the community that would help us, please send them along. If you know people in the Cleveland, Boston, or Mpls. area, please let them know about our upcoming performances.   Ticket price is $15.


UNC Asheville’s GREAT SMOKIES WRITING PROGRAM Announces Fall 2017 Classes


How to Start a Garden – The Ultimate Guide by Jenn

What are the most important lessons I have learned over the years? How would I advise someone to begin for guaranteed success? People garden with different objectives in mind.


Featured Artist: DAVID LA MOTTE

LaMotte’s first album in a decade offers twelve new songs played by three dozen musicians from six continents. A fusion of cultural influences, from blues to bluegrass and from Latin to African, are mixed together by LaMotte and his two co-producers, Chris Rosser and Tom Prasada-Rao, to create an aural travelogue that mirrors LaMotte’s own geographical journey in the last ten years. The songs are also informed by his personal journey—becoming a father, living and working around the world, and exploring his own capacity for positive impact in questions of justice and peace.  


Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective 2017 Season

Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective Inc. is a 501(c) 3 certified non-profit organization which purposes to increase and sustain opportunities for more diversity within the Western North Carolina performing arts community, by producing, and working with other performance artists or groups to present works which confront issues of social diversity in a provocative way; and by providing opportunities for audiences to explore visions of our diverse world.

Click here for tickets: Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective 2017 Season

 

 

 


WNC Solidarity Concert Series: Fundraiser for Youth Outright Sunday July 30, 3 – 5 pm

Concert to Benefit Youth OUTright WNC, Inc
Tickets:  $10.00 per person at the door

THE BLOCK off Biltmore
39 S. Market St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Two acts will be performing:

  • Michael Jefry Stevens/Jason DeCristofaro, and the
  • Wendy Jones Quintet

100% of all proceeds from the door will be donated to Youth Outright.  
All musicians are donating their time.  

Your support is very important to area LGBTQ youth.


IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE for festivals & fundraisers

Because we believe that viable non-profit programs are essential to a healthy community,  SheVille.org has in-kind media sponsorship packages available.

As you know, advertising can be expensive. SheVille.org of WNC is in a prime position in the online marketplace to give you expansive visibility for your event.

SPACE FOR IN-KIND ADVERTISING IS LIMITED PER MONTH, so please send in your request as early as you can.


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