By MCSWEENEY’S EDITORS APR 21, 2020
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May Day is a May 1 celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many different events and festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season (spring in the Northern Hemisphere). In the 19th century, May Day took on a new meaning, as an International Workers’ Day grew out of the 19th-century labor movement for worker’s rights and an eight-hour workday in the United States. May Day 2020 is celebrated on May 1, 2020. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Across the sporting spectrum, governing bodies are now making a conscious effort to make their sports more eco-friendly. They are seeking to establish green standards among sports clubs, they are using the massive platform of sport to spread the message about sustainability, and they are working alongside technology providers to ensure that sports events no longer damage the environment.
Hi, Asheville. 👋 Brook here. If there’s one topic that’s near and dear to my heart, it’s mental health. When I was growing up, my beloved aunt (also my daughter’s namesake) was the head nurse at Broughton Hospital in nearby Morganton, so the importance of mental health was always highlighted.
According to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. The key is to start reading to them at birth.
These STEM superstars literally changed everything.
By Colleen Curry February 2017 Global Citizen
We introduced two Youth Poet Laureates over Zoom. Dive into their conversation in Lily Lines at the Washington Post – Story by Madeline Weinfield, Illustrations by Maria Alconanda Brooks
You probably know that there is a United States Poet Laureate, but you would be forgiven for never having heard of the Youth Poet Laureate. This country has had a Poet Laureate for nearly a century, but it took until 2017 to formally celebrate the work of young poets with an official title. It was Urban Word, one of the oldest youth literary arts organizations in America, that instituted the position, utilizing panels of esteemed writers to select a Youth Poet Laureate each year not only for their art, but also for their activism. Featured photo by Hugo Ruiz CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we ask you to join us and support survivors here in our mountain community by sharing the message that Our VOICE is open, and that we are here for survivors in need. Together we make a difference! Together we support hope & healing! 828.255.7576
Sustainable travel is a very important issue these days so we’ve covered this subject from an overlanding perspective. Overlanders usually use large vehicles, with either gas or diesel engines with low mpg’s.
While using hybrids or even electric vehicles for overlanding is still in the distant future (and those type of vehicles may not even be desired by the overlanding community), there are still several things that overlanders can do to decrease their impact on the environment. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
Buncombe County has been monitoring Coronavirus/COVID-19 since it was first announced as a potential threat. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, our Public Health department is partnering with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, health care providers, and first responders to watch and respond to this evolving situation.
For people who have questions about COVID-19 in Buncombe County, please call (828) 419-0095.
As soon as allowed by local authorities and the North Carolina Governor’s office, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will launch Brevard Music Center @ The Drive-In Movies — an exciting summer drive-in movie series brought to you by Ingles Markets Presenting Sponsor, on the Music Center campus. The eight-film series is made possible by BMC with lead sponsors, PLATTand the Transylvania County Library Foundation, and will begin mid to late May with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as the first featured film in the series. The films will be presented on weekends at 9 PM on a big screen in the parking lot adjacent to BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium (WPA) at 349 Andante Lane in Brevard.
On behalf of the whole team, I’m delighted to welcome you as a founding member of this community.
I’ve been an organizer all my life. After graduating college, I moved to New Orleans to organize with hotel workers who were fighting for safer working conditions and a living wage. More recently, I had the honor of leading Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive justice. In more than 30 years of organizing, the world has changed a lot. But one thing has held true — women are always on the front lines of fighting for what’s right.
As a writer in Savannah, Ga., Alice Louise Staman profiled women who greatly contributed to her community but were overlooked by the gaze of history.
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The following essays are reproduced in partnership with McSweeney’s Publishing. Citizens 60 and older share their experiences and reflections related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Before 36-year-old Rhonda Jones was identified as a murder victim found on April 17th, 2017 in Robeson County, she was simply a daughter, sister, friend and mother. Before headlines, documentaries and controversies surrounded her name, Rhonda was loved by those who knew her best. Her mother, Shelia Price, wants the world to know that there is more to Rhonda’s story than what the media cares to share on the third anniversary of her unsolved death.
Author: Amanda Parrish Morgan | April 15, 2020 Ploughshares at Emerson College
Posted In Critical EssaysSarah Menkedick’s new book, Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America is about fear, of course, and anxiety, but it’s also about community. The book, a mix of interviews, case studies, and memoir, is an examination of maternal fear and its history, causes, repercussions, and implications. In the conversations Menkedick has with new mothers, it becomes clear that the relationship between motherhood and fear is a cycle propelled by isolation and shame: shame about parenting decisions leads to isolation which leads to fear and often, then, to further isolation and shame. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
As of now, we are still on track to celebrate our 14th annual Art in Bloom scheduled for June 11, 12 and 13. Will we have a gala? We sure hope so. It’s a yearly event many people look forward to and will be a beautiful way to celebrate the end of our confinement!
With so many elements still uncertain, there is nothing but time to make flexible plans.
Join us to learn more about Anne Penland and other heroic nurses, who saved lives and comforted wounded and dying soldiers, often coming under attack themselves.
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