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THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA NATURE CENTER – Vision 2020

THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA NATURE CENTER – Vision 2020

We do not love what we cannot name, and what we do not love we will not save.”  Robert MacFarlane

The Western North Carolina Nature Center is proud to present 2020VISION: A new strategic plan for our future. Highlighting the unique wildlife of the Southern Appalachian region both past and present, the Nature Center will become a true gateway to the incredible world of the Southern AppalachianMountains.

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ART PARTY 2020 at the Asheville Art Museum Saturday, March 28, 7-11pm

ART PARTY 2020 at the Asheville Art Museum Saturday, March 28, 7-11pm

On March 28, the Asheville Art Museum will hold a dynamic new “fun” raising, fundraiser event. ART Party 2020 will feature live music, dancing, event-specific installations and performance art in partnership with UNC Asheville students, faculty, and local, contemporary artists. Guests will also enjoy light food and drink, a silent auction, and raffle. Cost (includes one drink ticket): $60 Members, $65 non-members. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL has officially endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL has officially endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

The hard work from a couple of our chapter members on this effort has paid off, and Asheville City Council has endorsed our bill, H.R. 763. Now it’s time to show the Council some gratitude, and we need your help! Will you take a moment to call them or write a note and say thanks?

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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.”

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.”

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HOW WE WALKED into This and How We Can Walk Out

HOW WE WALKED into This and How We Can Walk Out

In his new book, journalist Ezra Klein turns his attention to a question lingering over so many others in American politics today: Why are we polarized? And he poses a challenge in his conversation with Krista this week: “We need to build a politics where one of our aims is the participation and respect we give to each other,” he says. “That doesn’t mean a politics where the fights aren’t hard-fought or the stakes aren’t high or everything is compromised down for no reason … but we need to be looking to pull people into the process, and we need to be looking to pull people back from the ledge.”

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“Words,” we are fond of saying around here, “mean things”.

“Words,” we are fond of saying around here, “mean things”.

AP Updates

The inference is that those of us in the communications business should not toss the tools of our trade around carelessly; that we should respect their meaning and nuances, and use them precisely to express what we want to say. (first published Mar 03, 2013)

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150,000 Free Illustrations of the Natural World You Can Now Download

150,000 Free Illustrations of the Natural World You Can Now Download

The artworks, collected by the open-access Biodiversity Heritage Library, range from animal sketches to historical diagrams and botanical studies.

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BREAK THE SILENCE 2020 Our VOICE’s largest fundraiser of the year – March 12 Crowne Plaza

BREAK THE SILENCE 2020 Our VOICE’s largest fundraiser of the year – March 12 Crowne Plaza

You’re invited to one of Our VOICE‘s most impactful events of the year:  
You are invited to our 3rd annual Break the Silence Speaker Series event and fundraiser. Each year, Our VOICE strives to bring a national leader, survivor or activist to our community in order to bring awareness to the issue sexual violence, to empower survivors in our community, and to let people know that Our VOICE is here to support all people in our county who have been impacted by rape or sexual assault. 

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From ONE MILLION WOMEN: Misogyny, Male Rage And The Words Men Use To Describe Greta Thunberg

From ONE MILLION WOMEN: Misogyny, Male Rage And The Words Men Use To Describe Greta Thunberg

Important article published October 2019 

Here’s one huge example of what can happen when those who believe entitlement is their birth right get challenged by anyone they regard as “lesser” than themselves.

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SOUTHEAST WISE WOMEN Saturday Studies : Coming home to yourself & the plants

SOUTHEAST WISE WOMEN Saturday Studies : Coming home to yourself & the plants

Coming home to yourself and the plants
Southeast Wise Women Saturday Studies
Six Saturdays, March to September 2020
First session: March 28th

Classroom is conveniently located in downtown Black Mountain NC ~
at a healing arts center in a natural and herbal setting 

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45 MILITARY VETERAN ARTISTS Urge MoMA to Divest From “Toxic Philanthropy” in Open Letter

45 MILITARY VETERAN ARTISTS Urge MoMA to Divest From “Toxic Philanthropy” in Open Letter

By Hakim Bishara February 3, 2020

“As veterans of the Gulf War and the ‘Global War on Terror,’ as well as working artists ourselves, this issue is very important to us,” the group wrote in its letter urging for a “realignment of values at MoMA.”

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MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – February & March Events

MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – February & March Events

Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee roasted locally. We offer free wireless service and eight plug-in stations. Our baristas embrace the role of community catalyst. Join us whenever you can!  (Listen to Audiobooks and Support Malaprop’s Bookstore)

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