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A Letter from WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA CITIZENS ENDING INSTITUTIONAL BIGOTRY (WNCCEIB)

We have received calls and emails asking us what we can do & how we can be effective allies amidst the pain of George Floyd’s murder and all those that preceded (and have followed) his…and now, in Atlanta, have come after his, as well.  We have also felt the energy, determination, and commitment as we’ve marched with so many others in Asheville. 

So, what’s next?  The question is daunting as there is so much to do on every level to address the systemic white supremacy in those of us who are white, in our overall culture, and in our government & non-government institutions. 

To get started, here is a list of key organizations in the Asheville area that are addressing the issue. Also, there are several action-alert organizations to contact and a national perspective from President Obama’s Town Hall as well as Rev. Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign demands.
If you work with or know of other organizations & efforts that should be listed, volunteered with, or contributed to, please send us info & links; thanks!

-Black Asheville Demands (BlackAVLDemands)  
https://www.blackavldemands.org/?fbclid=IwAR3BMePf1vTL7o2sdYXgO7ew61q0sPmbhqAx92bKi74G-Tt4qM0JswYqE-E

-Asheville Black Lives Matter
https://www.facebook.com/groups/350714075130742/

-Asheville In Black 
https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleinBLACK/

-Beloved Asheville 
https://belovedasheville.com/?fbclid=IwAR0P4bEJ7xMQ5f2Lak5AOtgqUpppPkQKJXNzYi8g1xDNkPmhIDV5EoEEBlk

-Racial Justice Coalition AVL
https://www.facebook.com/RJC.Asheville/

Asheville Branch NAACP  

https://www.facebook.com/buncombecountynaacp/

Indivisible Asheville   https://indivisibleavl.org/
     and sign up  https://indivisibleavl.org/contact/

Indivisible Black Mountain
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleBlkMtn/

 Action Network –WNC Action
   
https://actionnetwork.org/groups/wnc-action

– Interfaith Action Network
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aBFZqMcjzvRb8wuXwWFx34ztPi59D2_0bfjh_Z1P8ds/edit
 

National Perspective
Poor People’s Campaign, Rev. Barber

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
https://news.yahoo.com/rev-william-barber-george-floyd-004019598.html

-Former President Obama’s recent virtual Town Hall (via PBS)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/watch-live-former-president-obama-holds-virtual-town-hall-on-policing-and-civil-unrest

In Solidarity,
Monroe

Monroe Gilmour, Coordinator

Western North Carolina Citizens Ending Institutional Bigotry(WNCCEIB)
Board: LaVerne Glover, Chair; Noel Nickle, Vice Chair/Sec; Susan Walton, Treas.

PO Box 18640, Asheville, NC28814
[email protected]
http://wncceib.org/
828-669-6677
828-273-6677 cell

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