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IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

IN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

Honoring the legacy of a civil rights icon, groups across the mountains began celebrating the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday morning, the MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County hosted a virtual prayer breakfast.

It had been recorded at New Mt Olive Baptist Church in Asheville and featured gospel singers, sermons and testimonials.

ASHEVILLE’S 40TH DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION MOVES ONLINE

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AMI WORTHEN: Community Care During Coronavirus

AMI WORTHEN: Community Care During Coronavirus

This information from Asheville Blade was originally published in March 14, 2020 by Leigh Cowart.

With a pandemic upon us, here are some links and notes that I hope will be of use. Much love as we take care of ourselves and those around us.

The reality

Thanks to the Asheville Blade for this informative article, Preparing for COVID-19 – definitely worth reading and sharing widely.

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*ASHEVILLE NEWS from Our City  – Arts, Energy, Racial Equity excetera

*ASHEVILLE NEWS from Our City – Arts, Energy, Racial Equity excetera

Look ahead: City of Asheville projects and initiatives for the new year, 2021

Asheville residents can look upon the new year with optimism. Together, we’ve weathered a pandemic and a vaccine will be available this year. Even so, the City of Asheville’s response to COVID-19 will continue in the new year, in coordination with the state of North Carolina and Buncombe County.

Residents can look forward to advances in social change in 2021 as well, as City staff incorporate Advancing Racial Equity in Asheville into the budget, reimagining public safety and all the other work that will go into serving this community in the coming year. CLICK FOR MORE

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A NOTE FROM ELIZABETH MCCAIN: A Lesbian Belle Tells Southern Stories of Family, Loss and Love

A NOTE FROM ELIZABETH MCCAIN: A Lesbian Belle Tells Southern Stories of Family, Loss and Love

Happy New Year, Everyone,
I hope you had a restful holiday season. 2020 was certainly a difficult year. And 2021 is already intense. I have been shocked and outraged here in the DC area by the recent violent mob of rioters at the Capitol. May we all make room in our hearts for all of our emotions. Deep breaths.
As we continue to live in these unprecedented times of loss, chaos, and uncertainty, I hope you are sharing and appreciating your most meaningful stories from the past ten months-especially stories that give you hope.
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My book was nominated for the best lesbian memoir by Lambda Literary and by the Golden Crown Literary Society!
Save the Date!
I will be sharing some stories from my memoir and show on Feb. 6th on Andrea Myerson’s online show for lesbians, Women On the Net! I will have new stories!

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ASHEVILLE TRAVEL BLOG

ASHEVILLE TRAVEL BLOG

The Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau is honored to serve 1,300 local businesses as tourism industry partners. The CVB offers Partner Forums and headliner events that provide partners with promotional, sales, and networking opportunities throughout the year. The CVB also offers tourism partner orientation to help connect local businesses with the free marketing services provided by the BCTDA. A newsletter, Facebook page, and the AshevilleCVB.com website also provide resources to the Buncombe County tourism sector.

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PIONEERS of the Modern-Day Women’s Movement

PIONEERS of the Modern-Day Women’s Movement

We remember those who have made a significant contribution to gender equality and women’s lives and well-being, and thus to human rights and well-being.  With honor and respect for their work and effort, we will not forget.

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JOIN OUR PROGRAMS at MOUNTAIN TRUE for Action and Advocacy

JOIN OUR PROGRAMS at MOUNTAIN TRUE for Action and Advocacy

Programs

Through a focus on sensible land use, forest health, and water quality, MountainTrue advocates for policies that allow people and the environment to thrive. MountainTrue unleashes the power of people’s voices to protect the natural heritage of our region through knowledge, action and collaboration. We convene key partners — nonprofit and community groups, government, and private industry — to devise the best strategies to improve the quality of development and preserve the unique rural character of our region.

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*CHANGEMAKERS

*CHANGEMAKERS

Remembering the Life’s Work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Peggy Clark and Anne Mosle

The legacy of the inimitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg is powerful and far-reaching beyond measure. A tiny giant amongst us, her life’s work reached every individual in our society and moved us closer to the kind of equality we dream of for America.

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*FEATURE: REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTISTS and friends of SheVille  – So, why is performance art important, you ask?

*FEATURE: REGIONAL PERFORMING ARTISTS and friends of SheVille – So, why is performance art important, you ask?

In the closing decades of the 20th century, performing arts critics became increasingly despondent about the longevity of these art forms. Many believed that the performing arts would gradually become obsolete, thanks to the rise of the TV and also of the early Internet. The critics stated that the arts would become as relevant to 21st-century society as string quartets were to their own time, and believed that gradually, the performing arts world would become unfashionable and little used by society.

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REMEMBER THIS: The Ancient Metaphor that Created Modern Sexism

REMEMBER THIS: The Ancient Metaphor that Created Modern Sexism

By Robert S. McElvaine in the Washington Post 

Where does sexism come from? Why do evangelicals ignore the president’s serial mistreatment of women? Why does the U.S. Constitution still not guarantee equality for women? Why do women earn less than men? Why didn’t most conservatives care whether the accusations of sexual assault brought against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh were true?

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GWEN IFILL’S Profound Impact on African-American Women Journalists

GWEN IFILL’S Profound Impact on African-American Women Journalists

By Yanick Rice Lamb in Women’s Media Center

Gwen Ifill made it easier for Sonya Ross to cover the White House. She set a great example, provided pointers, and boosted her confidence.

“She blazed a trail,” said Ross, a White House reporter at the Associated Press for nearly seven years who is now AP’s race and ethnicity editor. “She didn’t just teach me how to do it; she showed the world how to do it.”

Indeed, people around the world were stunned by reports of the 61-year-old Ifill’s death from cancer in mid-November—two days before she was to receive the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism at Columbia University. Everyone from President Obama to people on the street praised the way in which she protected “the public’s right to know” throughout her career, most recently as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week as well as co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. Continue reading

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS – Broad Strokes Blog

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS – Broad Strokes Blog

Women to Watch 2020: Lucha Rodríguez

The sixth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, Paper Routes, is presented by the museum with the integral partnership of our national and international outreach committees. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists working in paper, celebrating their wide-ranging approaches and the transformation of this ubiquitous material into complex works of art. CLICK FOR MORE

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