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AMICI MUSIC – Music Among Friends in Asheville, Baltimore, Boston/Cape Cod & Florida

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.


ARTISTS FOR EQUITY at PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been thrilled to hear a strong demand for more opportunities for Black artists and students of color at Penland.

This desire has already resulted in the addition of three new summer 2021 scholarships to our list of scholarships for people of color. They were funded by Penland’s staff, team of directors, and Board of Trustees, respectively. Our staff wanted to make these opportunities as accessible as possible, so each scholarship will cover 100% of tuition, room, and board and also include a stipend for travel and materials.


BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Art of Classes of All Kinds

We know that life continues to be turned upside down for so many folks in our community. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts wants to help fill needs our families may have as “returning to school” looks very different this fall. This newsletter features class options (new and returning) that will provide kids with enrichment through the arts and a safe and fun way to interact with peers.


Welcome to OAK Outdoor Adventure Kids at the Arboretum

A SAFETY-FIRST YOUTH DROP-OFF PROGRAM 

The North Carolina Arboretum is excited to announce a new weekday drop-off program for children ages 6 – 9 years old beginning this fall. OAK (Outdoor Adventure Kids) is a safety-first approach to exploring the natural world with other kids. The Arboretum’s team of expert environmental educators will lead small groups of students through inquiry-based, outdoor learning by exploring the Arboretum’s 434-acre campus.


NEW RELEASE: Spanish Influenza: Nineteen Days in 1919 – from the diaries of Hilda Dorothea Zapf

Denise D’Angelo Jones Releases Her Book “Spanish Influenza: Nineteen Days In 1919” During COVID-19 Pandemic

Readers are taken on a journey through the accounts of a young lady that survived the Spanish Flu. There are details of hand washing, lockdowns, wearing of facemasks, and care for the sick!


REPRISE from 2017: So, What Do We Do? We Keep on RESISTING!

By Jane Edwards-Spence (SheVille’s personal political analyst…aren’t we lucky?)

Treason against the United States is defined in Article III of the Constitution as “levying war against [the United States], or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” Cleaving to, or joining an enemy, as President Donald J. Trump did today, and in the past, is treason. Pure and simple.


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. 


WYATT EARP AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY, An Historical Literary Fiction Trilogy on the Life of Wyatt Earp by Mark Warren

“Think you don’t like to read Westerns? Adobe Moon will change your mind.” ~ Allison Marlowe, Gulf Coast News Today.

Western historian Mark Warren’s award winning trilogy Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey transports the reader back to the 19th century West.

“…Warren is able to convey scenes with a cinematic clarity…” ~ Peta Stevalli on Born to the Badge, New Zealand Booklovers


Emerging Black voices demand change

Mountain Xpress

At recent local protests for racial justice, young people have led chants taken up by thousands of demonstrators protesting the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer. Some have engaged their colleges’ administrations in discussions about redressing campus inequities, while others joined forces with a multigenerational effort, Black AVL Demands, to advocate for dramatic changes in city policy and spending. Many have been involved in all of those efforts and more.

“Our youth are the energy of the movement,” says Libby Kyles, CEO of the YWCA of Asheville and a Black Lives Matter leader and mentor. “They felt very much like things have not been happening fast enough.” CLICK TO CONTINUE


PAN HARMONIA World-Class Chamber Music • Authentic • Local

Now in its 20th 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.


The Sustainable Power of Hemp: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to sustainability one of the biggest problems in our path forward is the materials we use. Cotton is unsustainable to produce, and requires huge amounts of water to grow. Plastic is ruining our environments and shedding into microplastics that can be found in our food, our air, and even in the deepest parts of the ocean.

It is time for a revolution. We need a reset on what we use, and how we use it, which is why hemp is such an exciting fiber to fall back in love with. Our ancestors used hemp for almost everything, from food to textiles to tools, and it’s about time that we return to those origins.


5 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Stressed

Stress is an important topic these days, especially in the current climate, when there is a high degree of unrest and uncertainty. Whether you’re stressed about the virus, the economy, your job, your family life, your finances, or a combination of all the above, learning to manage stress is vitally important for your physical and mental health.

Below we outline five critical practices that you can implement to help manage stress.


When children’s stores reopen, let’s leave boys’ and girls’ sections behind

Lisa Selin Davis in The Guardian

Back in February, when people still went into stores to buy things for their kids, a California state assembly member, Evan Low, introduced AB 2826. The bill would require retailers with 500 or more employees to stop dividing toys, clothes and childcare items into boys’ and girls’ sections; those who didn’t would face a $1,000 fine.


How Will the Travel Industry Reinvent Itself Post-Coronavirus?

By in HERE Online

As the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, an industry that had been growing rapidly thanks to budget airlines, the sharing economy, and Instagram culture (to name a few reasons) suddenly had to reckon with a future that looked permanently altered. But with this pause comes the opportunity to reroute—to address the social, environmental, and economic issues that arise from tourism, for better and certainly for worse.


Considerations from the CDC for Wearing Masks – Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 and Phase 2 NC

Masks are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the mask coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control. This recommendation is based on what we know about the role respiratory droplets play in the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, paired with emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that shows masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose and mouth. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), so the use of masks is particularly important in settings where people are close to each other or where social distancing is difficult to maintain. CDC’s recommendations for masks will be updated as new scientific evidence becomes available. CLICK TO CONTINUE

CLICK HERE FOR COVID19 INFORMATION IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Coronavirus: The latest local updates, cancellations, resources, + more in AVL Today

 

 


Prasad for Women: Talks for Fifth World Women

WELCOME FIFTH WORLD WOMEN. It is good to find you here. This is our time, our great joy, our canvas, our challenge, our sacred work, and our sacred trust. We are born for these times. What we each are, the world needs, every last woman of us. Every good impulse we have, every calling, instinct, stirring, essence, skill, ability, intuition, guidance, and dose of common sense, from the biggest big to the smallest small … all of this adds to the wealth and well-being of this world.


Resources for White Parents Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Kriya Lendzion – Evergreen Community Charter School,  Last edit: 7/15/20

Research shows that kids as young as toddlers are actively learning about race and ethnicity, forming stereotypes and biases based on the toxic images and messages that we are all soaking in. When parents ignore the topic of race, children learn that racial diversity and inequities are too scary to talk about, don’t truly exist, or aren’t important enough to address. Therefore, it is critical that parents learn to intentionally talk about race and racism and not leave children on their own to learn about it from the media or others. As parents, we have the greatest power to disassemble harmful messages, and shape kids that not only live in awareness, acceptance and kindness, but as active change agents in dismantling racism for our next generation. Here are some resources to help! CLICK TO CONTINUE


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