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These are difficult and isolating times for us all, but LGBTQ people have a rich history of building community and finding one another during some of this country’s most difficult periods.

Please, join us as we continue this tradition and come together and support one another during this hour of need.

NorthCarolinaEqualityOnlineEventsIntergenerational Virtual Conversation: LGBTQ Elders & Youth

Every Other Friday at 6:00 PM

As we all navigate this new reality together, ENC is creating opportunities for our community elders and youth to come together, hold space, and learn from one another.

Topics will include wellness, self-care and coping strategies, navigating healthcare, and accessing basic needs.

For added security, you must register for the meeting.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions!

Virtual LGBTQ Book Club

Sundays at 7:00 PM

Join the ENC staff for a monthly book club! We could all use some community right now and we’d be thrilled to have you.

Our first book for our May meeting will be Gabby Rivera’s “Juliet Takes a Breath.”

The book follows Juliet Milagros Palante, a lesbian Puerto Rican college student from the Bronx who takes an internship in Portland, Oregon with her hero, a gay feminist author who is everything Juliet wants to be—or so she thinks. Throughout the book, Juliet learns important lessons about advocacy and intersectionality, all while navigating coming out to her family, overcoming her first heartbreak, and ultimately, learning to love herself exactly as she is.

Rivera is also the writer of Marvel Comics’ AMERICA series, which follows queer Latina superhero, America Chavez.

For added security, you must register for the meeting. Email [email protected] with any questions! See you soon.

 Inspiring messages for Black LGBTQ youth



This month we are featuring Sophie, who has excelled in our 100cameras program (one of her photos featured above)!
100cameras is a nonprofit organization that works with kids around the world who have had challenging experiences, and teaches them how to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that impacts how they view themselves and their role in their community. 100cameras then provides a platform to sell their photographs and gives 100% of the proceeds back to fund the most pressing needs in their communities, enabling them to see the impact of their contribution.
From day one, Sophie showed how artistic she is. She naturally took on the role of director, and helped direct her peers to pose and position themselves for the perfect shot. She was very intentional in all of her photographs and even edited her own images.
She also showed incredible leadership in the program. On her own, she figured out how to use different features of the camera. She dove deep into all the camera functions and she taught her peers how to use them too.
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Like many of her peers at Eliada, Sophie came to live here to heal. She came to Eilada with multiple diagnoses but now only has one. She engages in all group therapy sessions, all Eliada activities, and according to her therapist, she “digs deep and feels the hard feels!”
She’s really bonded with Isis the big beautiful white horse, and has been working towards riding her. (To your left is a photo Sophie took of Isis!). Her last week at Eliada, she successfully led Isis to the riding ring and rode her!
The opportunity to take photos with 100cameras was just one way that she was able to express herself, build self-confidence, and increase positive self-perception in her time here.
Just last week, Sophie left Eliada after meeting her goals. We are so proud of all she’s achieved!
We are also so proud to share her photos and the photos of her peers! You can read more about the program, and the youth who participated here:
Even more exciting, you can purchase the student images! 100% of proceeds return to Eliada. The images show off our beautiful campus, animals, and farm program. All our student participants have at least one image featured!Eliada Homes for Children | (828) 254-5356



AshevilleArtMuseumCampVirtual Visits for Families

Family and friend groups with children are invited to schedule an interactive Virtual Visit to the Museum! Led by volunteer docents with Museum staff, our inquiry-based, conversational Virtual Visits introduce the Museum’s galleries with a 3D tour and challenge participants to hone their observation skills.

Virtual Visits for families are $50 for 5–25 participants participating from one or multiple devices through Zoom or Google Meet. Virtual Visits for families are available Saturdays 9am–4pm, and last 40–45 minutes. At least two weeks’ advanced notice is required.

On the request form, groups may choose a topic from among four subject-based Virtual Visits (see below), or one of our special exhibitions; participants will be provided with a video link for a related, grade-appropriate artmaking activity.

  • Discovering Art: This Virtual Visit focuses on looking at artworks through the lens of the elements of art and principles of design (like color, shape, texture, etc.), using visual-arts and museum vocabulary.
  • See & Say: This Virtual Visit uses language arts and communication skills to explore visual art, making connections to descriptive and narrative writing techniques and parts of speech.
  • More Than Math: This Virtual Visit uses mathematical concepts to explore visual art, identifying similarities and differences in lines, shapes, and patterns.
  • Intersections in American Art: This Virtual Visit focuses on the Museum’s Collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, exploring the connection between art and artists of WNC/Southern Appalachia and the US at large.

For more information about Virtual Visits for pre-K–12 school groups, homeschools, or learning pods, click here. For Virtual Visits for college/university students and adults, click here.

To request a Virtual Visit for families, click on the button below or call our learning & engagement team at 828.253.3227 x133.

REQUEST VIRTUAL VISIT NOW Virtual Visits for Families






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