If I could go back, I’d tell my younger self to quit. I would tell her to quit the high school friend who drained all her energy and the long-distance boyfriend she couldn’t give up. Most of all, I’d tell her to quit soccer. CLICK TO CONTINUE
The Great Smokies Writing Program is a joint effort between the UNC Asheville departments of English, Creative Writing, and the Asheville Graduate Center. The program offers opportunities for writers of all levels to join a supportive learning community in which their skills and talents can be explored, practiced, and forged under the careful eye of professional writers. CLICK HERE FOR CLASS SCHEDULES
By Ajah Hales in M/ZORA
Statistically speaking, about 75% of White people don’t even have a Black friend, but on the off chance that you are one of the White people who do, I have a message for you from your (one) Black friend: Do better.
In her New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, author Robin DiAngelo writes, “White progressives … so often — despite our conscious intentions — make life so difficult for people of color. I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” CLICK TO CONTINUE
TravelTech is changing the way that we explore the world around us. As the goal of frictionless and sustainable travel gets closer to realization, travel companies are using revolutionary ways to ensure that travelers get to where they want to be with as few barriers as possible. From mobile phones that let you check into hotels to biometrics at airports, easier and more seamless travel is becoming an increasingly achievable goal.
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In the Washington Post Lily Lines – Story by Neema Roshania Patel – Illustrations by Maria Alaconada Brooks
It’s a new year and like many, you may have made a resolution to read more. Or maybe you’re simply looking for the next great novel you won’t be able to put down. Either way, we’ve got the list for you.
This roundup focuses on fiction titles, all by women, all set for release in the first half of this year. We hope you enjoy it and find a book that sticks with you. The kind you can’t put down and can’t stop thinking about once you’re done with it. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
By Anupam B. Jena, Marc Lerchenmueller and
Women do so much less often. And it’s not because their work isn’t as good.
During the week of Valentine’s from Sat., February 8 – Sat., February 15th Asheville celebrates Go Local Week! If you’re a member, let us know what you’ve got going on during that week and we’ll help spread the word.
The Lost Words – in Daily Good News that Inspires
by Jackie Morris, syndicated from dumbofeather.com in the Daily Good
It has been described as a ‘cultural phenomenon’ by The Guardian, but really it is just a book of spell-poems and paintings. Created as a response to the realisation that we humans were losing sight of the common species, the everyday names of wild things that share our earth, the book’s aim was to re-connect, re-focus, revitalise. As Robert said ‘we do not love what we cannot name, and what we do not love we will not save’. CONTINUE
The 27th Annual Spring Conference—for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and sustainability seekers—is hosted by Organic Growers School (OGS), an Asheville-based non-profit organization. The conference takes place Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020. The weekend event takes place at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill and the pre-conference events are in Buncombe and Henderson Counties.
Virginia changes course of American history – may complete formal ERA ratification as soon as Monday, Jan. 27
Dear Friends, Advocates and Warriors for Women’s Equality,
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 1:10 p.m., the Virginia House of Delegates voted 59 to 41 to pass Resolution 1, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Shortly thereafter, the state Senate passed Joint Resolution 1, voting 28-12, and Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment!! Each chamber still has to approve the other’s version but in this case, it is considered a formality.
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-
The New York Times ‘ editorial board took the extraordinary step on Sunday of endorsing two Democratic candidates for the party’s nomination: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. “Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration,” the Times wrote. “If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it. That’s why we’re endorsing the most effective advocates for each approach.” New York Times
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In the summer of 2017, before her senior year of high school, Isabelle Doerre-Torres met Carlos,* a Salvadoran immigrant on the verge of deportation. Doerre-Torres was an intern at a legal rights organization. She soon learned that Carlos came to Boston nearly two decades ago after he fled gang violence. He’d put down roots in a working class community, where his two daughters were born. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
- January 13, 2020
By some accounts, North Carolina will become the first state in the nation to start its primary voting process in 2020, when absentee ballots begin to go in the mail today (Monday, January 13). But the status of voter ID may still be unsettled, thanks to another last-minute legal request from state House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.
The top leaders of both legislative chambers are trying to revive the photo ID requirement for the primary voting process that begins today. They filed court papers Friday seeking an “emergency stay” of the U.S. District Court order December 31 which put the photo ID requirement on hold as racially discriminatory. CLICK TO CONTINUE
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:
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Unfortunately, little of her work survives
Augusta Savage started sculpting as a child in the 1900s using what she could get her hands on: the clay that was part of the natural landscape in her hometown of Green Cove Springs, Florida. Eventually her talents took her far from the clay pits of the South. She joined the burgeoning arts scene of the Harlem Renaissancewhen her talents led her to New York.
Frustration, depression, rage, and pockets of joy: A diary of one woman’s first 30 days of motherhood
By Julie Fei-Fan Balzer January 9
By Lena Felton in The Lily from the Washington Post
Eight experts on when to quit a job, a friendship, your dream and more. This article is part of the Lily Lines newsletter. You can sign up here to get it delivered twice a week to your inbox.
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