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.
By: David Kirk, MD & Jody Schmit, CNM
(Clyde, N.C.) David Kirk, MD and Jody Schmit, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) of Haywood Women’s Medical Center will be presenting the Talk with a Doc dinner seminar “Latest Advances in Women’s Health” on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Haywood Regional Medical Center Café.
CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK!
Monday, May 1 – 8
2017 marks the 98th anniversary of this weeklong celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect! Check out our awesome events for teens and tweens this week!
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.
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.
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!
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.
- (4-part class) Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 18, 20, 25 & 27 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
Dr. John Wilson Community Garden 99 White Pine Drive, Black Mountain, NC
Women interested in and involved with food and farming will come together for our quarterly gathering. We’ll share a potluck meal, friendship and a great opportunity to network and learn from each other. The theme of “crop mobbing” has emerged for this gathering: what do you need, how can you give, what would you like to know?
Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by MountainTrue and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 4. This year’s festival returns to the beautiful grounds of Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery under the open sky of their outdoor amphitheater. Last year we sold out nearly two weeks before the festival. Get your tickets now and don’t miss the year’s best short-form nature, wilderness and outdoor adventure films. Get your tickets today.
The Asheville City Market is moving to a new location this season: North Market Street! The freshest, best-tasting food in the area will now take over two blocks of downtown Asheville every Saturday morning. You’ll still find your favorite vendors of farm-fresh produce, meat, dairy, and local artisan products, as well as brand-new offerings in the expanded market.
Asheville City Market South remains at its location in the center of Biltmore Park Town Square and will be open every Wednesday afternoon for your
mid-week shopping needs. Click for more information
32nd Annual Penland Benefit Auction – Online registration is open for this year’s annual auction. Join us under the tent August 11-12 for a celebration of craft featuring artists Vivian Beer, Cynthia Bringle, Edwina Bringle, and more.
Since President Trump took office, the ACLU has been in high gear. In just this past week, we launched a brand new organizing platform, PeoplePower.org, fought back against Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 and continued the rapid expansion of our capabilities in the states.
In 1961 the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a jury selection system that discriminated against women on the grounds that “women are at the center of home and family life.” The observation reflected dominant social values at the time, but the Court was unable then to see how such values thwarted the promise of equality for women implicit in the Constitution.
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