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YWCA Asheville Supports the Values and Principles of the Women’s March

YWCA Asheville Supports the Values and Principles of the Women’s March

Joins Local Event in Downtown Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC, January 16, 2019: YWCA Asheville is joining the 2019 Women’s March in Downtown Asheville, NC taking place on January 20, and YWCAs across the country will be participating in local marches across the country, with support from the national office, YWCA USA.

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Designers Want to Build Golden Wall Around Mar-a-Lago to “Keep the ‘Bad Guys’ In”

Designers Want to Build Golden Wall Around Mar-a-Lago to “Keep the ‘Bad Guys’ In”

By Jasmine Weber in HyperAllergic

A Chicago-based firm has launched a satirical campaign to build a border wall replica around the Mar-A-Lago. They will donate all proceeds to the International Refugee Assistance Program.  Click here to continue reading

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What if plastic never became waste?

What if plastic never became waste?

In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good.

In the center of the Pacific Ocean, weighing more than 87,000 tons, is an amorphous vortex of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. First discovered in the mid-1990s, it expands each year, collecting new pieces and particles. It’s just one striking example of how the world is experiencing a direct threat from excess consumer waste, demonstrating the urgent need for sustainable solutions.  from The Washington Post January, 2019

 

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Supercharge your meditation and energy work practice – February 16-17, 2019

Supercharge your meditation and energy work practice – February 16-17, 2019

Join us for the 2-day Excursion Workshop – February 16-17, 2019,  10am- 4pm
Supercharge your meditation and energy work practice with the 2-day Excursion Workshop developed by The Monroe Institute. Hemi-Sync audio-guidance technology enables you to easily access expanded states of consciousness for personal exploration, self-discovery, healing, and self-empowerment. 

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**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – January & February Events

**MALAPROP’S Bookstore/Café – January & February 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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BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT –  with Dawn Starks at SimpleMoneyPro.com

BUSINESS & PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT – with Dawn Starks at SimpleMoneyPro.com

Check out The SimpleMoney Minute – Simple Money Pro for personal and business $ info

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ASHEVILLE CITY SOURCE – Learn About Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs

ASHEVILLE CITY SOURCE – Learn About Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs

Come learn about preliminary studies for the Swannanoa Greenway during a Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway Programs.

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Trigger Warning Opening Reception this Friday

Trigger Warning Opening Reception this Friday

Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce the exhibition, Trigger Warning which addresses the issue of and consequences of gun violence in the United States and specifically in Asheville and Buncombe County.

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IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE for festivals & fundraisers 2019

IN-KIND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE for festivals & fundraisers 2019

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

SPACE FOR IN-KIND ADVERTISING IS LIMITED PER MONTH, so please send in your request as early in the year as you can. Your press release will run for up to two months before the event.

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SWANNANOA RIM EXPLORER HIKE SERIES – The Swannanoa Valley Museum &History Center

SWANNANOA RIM EXPLORER HIKE SERIES – The Swannanoa Valley Museum &History Center

The Swannanoa Valley Museum’s exclusive SWANNANOA VALLEY RIM EXPLORER™ HIKING SERIES offers eleven hikes that generally take place the 3rd Saturday of the month. Each hike covers a portion of the approximately 31 miles of the Swannanoa Rim, which runs from Jesse’s High Top, across Lakey Gap, over Ridgecrest and Montreat, up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and down to Cedar Cliff above Camp Rockmont. The hikes are led by experienced hike leaders who are also extremely knowledgeable about the history, topography, and ownership of the land. Click here for the 2019 schedule 

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Review: In ‘Noura,’ an Iraqi Refugee Leaves More Than Home Behind

Review: In ‘Noura,’ an Iraqi Refugee Leaves More Than Home Behind

By Jesse Green  New York Times

What does it mean to say an actor is radiant in a role?

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A MUST READ: E. R. A.  a short primer for the monstrously long process  of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

A MUST READ: E. R. A. a short primer for the monstrously long process of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Dear Reader, 

The introduction I’ve added to this text explains some of the analogies I see between Victor Frankenstein’s creature and the legal corpus of laws that apply to women in the United States.  Those analogies occurred to me in this 200th year following the initial publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein.

Thank you, SheVille, for the very strong July 20, 2018, article on the reasons we need the Equal Rights Amendment.  I’ve sent the link for the article to several people I know, and I added the reference to the article to this latest draft of my handmade book on the process of ratifying the E.R.A.  I finished making the book before I saw the article, so I didn’t include your article in the resources I used for the book project. 

Happy reading,

Virginia McKinley,  Asheville, N.C.   

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Winter at Asheville BookWorks

Winter at Asheville BookWorks

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Asheville BookWorks has always been so fortunate to share a creative path with a lot of wonderfully talented folks. As we approach the final quarter of operation as a public studio we will be especially aware of the importance of all the support we receive from so many amazing people across this country and abroad.

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WINTER CHILL Local Music Series!

WINTER CHILL Local Music Series!

Join the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) and 103.3 Asheville FM in celebrating music and community with the
Winter Chill Local Music Series!
This three-part series will highlight the music created right in our own backyard while featuring venues so important to our creative economy.

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Asheville Greenworks of Buncombe County – Program Spotlight: Urban Forestry

Asheville Greenworks of Buncombe County – Program Spotlight: Urban Forestry

Here at GreenWorks, we know that trees contribute to a better quality of life. Trees provide oxygen, improve air and water quality, reduce stormwater management costs, and offer important habitat to urban wildlife. In addition, studies show that they promote greater physical activity, reduce stress and improve mental health, and even lead to reduced crime rates.

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AUDITIONS BEING HELD FOR THE CENTER STAGE REPERTORY COMPANY January 27, 2019

AUDITIONS BEING HELD FOR THE CENTER STAGE REPERTORY COMPANY January 27, 2019

 OFF/Broadway Musical/Comedy   –   Interactive Murder Mystery Theatre   –   Children’s Touring Theatre   –   Special Events

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Gloria Steinem says these are the best guidelines for difficult conversations

Gloria Steinem says these are the best guidelines for difficult conversations

By Leah Fessler 

Gloria Steinem is one of the most legendary social-justice organizers and writers in American history. Having fought at the forefront of the women’s movement since the 1960s, Steinem, now 84, has hardly slowed down. She’s been an advocate for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and this month, her life’s work became the subject of an off-Broadway play.

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How the media should respond to Trump’s lies

How the media should respond to Trump’s lies

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A linguist explains how Trump uses lies to divert attention from the “big truths.”

President Donald Trump has hacked the media.

As Vox’s Ezra Klein argued recently, the press is in a lose-lose situation — and we all know it. Trump thrives on opposition, and often the media plays right into his hands, feverishly chasing every lie and half-truth he utters or tweets.

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Brittney Cooper on rage as a superpower

Brittney Cooper on rage as a superpower

Emily Wilson | ARTS AND CULTUREFEMINISM

In the conversation with writer and Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle columnist Otis Taylor Jr.talked with her about rage, the hearings to put Brett Kavanuagh, credibly accused of sexual assault by three women, on the Supreme Court, and tennis player Serena Williams’ recent experience with an umpire at the U.S. Open. 

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A LIBERAL EXPLANATION OF SOME SIMPLE BELIEFS – I just want to be understood…

A LIBERAL EXPLANATION OF SOME SIMPLE BELIEFS – I just want to be understood…

by Larry Allen

An open letter to friends and family who are shocked to discover I’m a liberal… I’ve always been a liberal, but that doesn’t mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: Not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:

1. I believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, sick, and elderly are neglected. Period.

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