Offered by Anne Bonnyman
Social fragmentation is the core challenge of our day. We long to be together, but we are apart. We are isolated by distrust, polarization, trauma and incivility. We live in a hyper-individualistic culture that pays lip service to community but which actually values success above relationship, ego above care, the market above society and tribal divisions over common humanity. A Nation of Weavers
“The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” shows that despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media.
FROST ART MUSEUM FIU SCORES THE PERFECT TEN: Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Donate Artworks by Ten Women Artists in Celebration of the Museum’s Tenth Anniversary
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University announces the gift of artworks from the Collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz by ten leading contemporary women artists, in honor of the museum building’s recent tenth anniversary.
by Touré, AARP The Magazine
The hidden figures of Hitsville sang on some of Motown’s biggest hits
(Article was suggested to SheVille by Lytingale)
En español | Can she sing? Marlene Barrow and Jackie Hicks sounded downright skeptical. It was the summer of 1961, and the young women — then 19 and 21 years old, respectively — were at the Motown recording studio on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Barrow, tall and slender, and Hicks, bubbly and full-figured, had grown up singing in the choir of the Hartford Avenue Baptist Church.
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Through our Literary Calendar, we look forward to coordinating with regional writers and writers’ organizations so that writers in our community know about all of the wonderful events and opportunities available to them.
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AmiciMusic is a chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, dedicated to performing the highest quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. We are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences by setting up a more relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts and through informative talks about each composer’s life before each piece is played.
Multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress and 10-time Austin Music Award-winner Gina Chavez will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Lipinsky Auditorium as part of UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events Series. Tickets are available online and at the door. Location UNCA Lipinsky Auditorium $15.00
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Trek the Green River Gorge, Snorkel the Watauga River, Float the French Broad River and More!
Our MountainTrue Guided Adventures are a great way to explore the mountains and rivers of the Blue Ridge while learning from distinguished expert naturalists and celebrated local advocates.
NORTH CAROLINA STATE POLICY WATCH – What was missing at Superintendent Johnson’s private education summit
By Billy Ball
There was much talk this week and last about state Superintendent Mark Johnson’s Tuesday night limelight, the “big” announcement you might have missed because you, like most of North Carolina, were not invited.
Public education advocates buzzed with speculation, or was that trepidation? Would the Koch brothers, billionaire union-busting philanthropists, bring their act to North Carolina? Who’s paying for Johnson’s invitation-only event at the Raleigh Convention Center? Has the superintendent found a way to coax more badly-needed infrastructure dollars out of a notoriously parsimonious state legislature? Continue reading
In such ancient stories as The Odyssey, women, who are often archetypes and who typically exist in the margins, are enlivened when their stories are told by contemporary writers, freeing them from their limited roles (mother, wife, evil temptress bent on bringing about the downfall of men). Retellings of these stories, too, are rich with contemporary themes that contribute to the reader’s understanding of the weight of their release, such as the injustices and double standards women face in a patriarchal society. Retellings by Margaret Atwood (The Penelopiad), Madeline Miller (Circe), and Colm Tóibín (House of Names), in particular, give voice to silenced women. Click here to continue reading
An incubator for creative breakthrough, fundamentally focused on the artists’ book and print arts. Asheville BookWorks, a community resource for print and book arts, hosts the Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading series.
Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Nuns – What it meant to be surrounded by educated women who were not wives or mothers.
By Liesl Schwabe in the New York Times and suggested for SheVille by Susan Shinn
It can be hard to trace the origins of our deepest convictions.
I was raised primarily by a single mother, cognizant, essentially from birth, that women can, and do, do everything, especially when no one else is around. I entered Antioch College in 1993, the same year the school’s sexual offense policy was relentlessly, internationally mockedfor introducing the idea of verbal consent. Not long after, I shaved my head at a Burmese monastery to persuade myself that I was not defined by my physical body.
Now in its 19th season, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, community outreach and educational residencies and enjoys taking its music out of the concert hall and into spaces all around the community — from art galleries and historic churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Its musicians believe in social justice through arts access and enjoy bringing high-quality performances to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic strata. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, Asheville, NC’s award-winning chamber music repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.
Welcome to Girls on the Run! – a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Click here to see our IMPACT STUDY
Despite warmer days, and the split of the Polar Vortex means we still have a longer winter ahead. Now is the perfect time to find out how you can lower your energy demand and cut your carbon footprint.
Singer / Songwriter – Kathryn O’Shea
Kathryn is a banjo-playing singer/songwriter solo artist who was born and raised in Asheville, NC. Perfect for fans of Sufjan Stevens or Sarah Jarosz, Kathryn is known best for her hauntingly poignant lyricism and masterful vocal play. Her minimalistic banjo accompaniment lays a hypnotic foundation for her powerful vocal stylings to shine.
“MOZART in the MOUNTAINS”—March 15-17 with two different programs—Breaking Winds and A Night in Vienna—in four venues “AMERICAN FAVORITES”—March 10 at Cathedral of All Souls
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