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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


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.


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

 

 

 


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.


ASHEVILLE MUSIC GUIDE Shows You Won’t Want to Miss:

Cllick here for THIS WEEKS SHOWS!

Why we exist

Asheville has a vibrant music community, but reading through dozens of venue websites can be tedious and time consuming. With so many shows happening each week, it can be easy to miss one of your favorite bands. Asheville Music Guide (AMG) is an independent, locally developed online resource that aims to help fans of live music stay up to date with shows happening at all of the venues in Asheville.

Story

Being avid concert goers, musicians, and Asheville residents, we realized the need for something to keep track of upcoming concerts in the area, and then decided to build it. From intimate acoustic sets to dirty rock ‘n roll bands to nationally-known headlining artists, AMG is the home for all things Asheville Music. But, we’re more than just your run of the mill online event calendar. We recognize that you have certain preferences and your own eclectic music taste. Build and save a personalized schedule of your can’t-miss shows, favorite musicians, and go to venues. There’s an everest of music out there, let us be your guide.


EVENTS at THE BLOCK off biltmore – Asheville’s First Eco-Vegan, Social Justice, Solidarity Bar

Click to see our monthly events: THE BLOCK ONGOING EVENTS 

We believe Asheville is ready to support a unique, multicultural, progressive, vegan gathering spot for activists, artists, educators, community organizers, and others. Here we can come together to socialize, dream, and to create positive social change in Western North Carolina and beyond – over reasonably-priced sustainable wines, artisan beers, classioc craft cocktails, and light, vegan, organic fare. THE BLOCK off biltmore functions as a local melting pot for people who thirst for a more just, inclusive, and peaceful world.

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The Asheville City Market’s new location this season: North Market Street!

 

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


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


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


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.


June/July Arts Events at BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MUSEUM

Upcoming Events at BMCM+AC

June 22—PRESENTATION: Robert Motherwell*
Jerald Melberg, founder of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and representative of the Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell Estate), will discuss the artist’s balance between wildly expressive work and his deep intellectualism and consideration of literature, music, and politics. Motherwell’s background will be covered as well as the artist’s Surrealist roots. 7 pm, 56 Broadway, FREE for BMCM+AC members + students w/ID / $5 non-members


BREVARD MUSIC CENTER 2017 Festival Performances – July & August

The Brevard Music Center is a community of student and professional musicians who aspire to ever-higher levels of artistry. Since all members of the community reside on campus, learning occurs constantly and is manifest through intensive practice and rehearsal and a challenging concert schedule. A consistently high level of public performance is a hallmark of the Brevard Music Center.


American Civil Liberties Union WOMEN’S RIGHTS PROJECT & Action Events WNC

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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