26th ORGANIC GROWERS SCHOOL SPRING CONFERENCE – Friday–Sunday, Mar. 8–10 2019 • Mars Hill University
The Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that offers regionally specific workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. New location for the Organic Growers School 26th Annual Spring Conference, March 8-10, 2019
By Stephanie Pappas
For the first time ever, APA is releasing guidelines to help psychologists work with men and boys.
At first blush, this may seem unnecessary. For decades, psychology focused on men (particularly white men), to the exclusion of all others. And men still dominate professionally and politically: As of 2018, 95.2 percent of chief operating officers at Fortune 500 companies were men. According to a 2017 analysis by Fortune, in 16 of the top companies, 80 percent of all high-ranking executives were male. Meanwhile, the 115th Congress, which began in 2017, was 81 percent male.
Photo caption: Emöke B’Racz, right, said she has “total faith” in seventeen-year employee Gretchen Horn, left, as the new owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News. B’Racz will remain as founder and minority-owner of the business.
Veteran staff member Gretchen Horn became the majority owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Downtown Books & News in January of 2019. Horn began working at Malaprop’s as a barista in 2001 and held the positions of Barista, Financial Manager, and Director of Finance and Operations. Despite the transition, B’Racz said she does not consider herself retired: “I don’t know how to retire. That’s my new job, to learn how to retire. But I’m up for it. I’m up for that challenge.”
What we get from each moment depends on the attention we give it, and the quality of our experience reflects the quality of our awareness. –Roger Walsh Click here to continue
By Jasmine Weber in HyperAllergic
A Chicago-based firm has launched a satirical campaign to build a border wall replica around the Mar-A-Lago. They will donate all proceeds to the International Refugee Assistance Program. Click here to continue reading
THE VIRGINIA SENATE VOTED 26-14 to ratify the ERA – the 38th and Final State to Push ERA Over Finish Line!A and Urges Ratification of the
Dear Equality Warrior,
Watch and share this important historic announcement from Congresswoman Maloney about how, with Viriginia’s ratification, the ERA will be law of the land: CLICK HERE
With love and thanks
The EME team
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.
Write Here. Write Now.
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.
Putting Climate City on the Map
A recent article from U.S. News and World Report highlights how Asheville, North Carolina, has become an important hub of climate expertise. “But perhaps nothing has put Asheville on the map from a climate solutions and economic development standpoint quite like The Collider,” the article notes. Check out the article to learn more about the integral role we’ve played in earning Asheville, North Carolina, the moniker of “Climate City.”
Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, February 28, 2019 – June 15, 2019
Women’s work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women—such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden—that Western women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in.
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In November, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a proposal for new rules regulating how schools respond to issues like sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence on their campuses.
Joins Local Event in Downtown Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC, January 16, 2019: YWCA Asheville is joining the 2019 Women’s March in Downtown Asheville, NC taking place on January 20, and YWCAs across the country will be participating in local marches across the country, with support from the national office, YWCA USA.
In communities all over the world, circular recycling solutions provide a path to keeping plastic products out of our natural environments for good.
In the center of the Pacific Ocean, weighing more than 87,000 tons, is an amorphous vortex of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. First discovered in the mid-1990s, it expands each year, collecting new pieces and particles. It’s just one striking example of how the world is experiencing a direct threat from excess consumer waste, demonstrating the urgent need for sustainable solutions. from The Washington Post January, 2019
Join us for the 2-day Excursion Workshop – February 16-17, 2019, 10am- 4pm
Supercharge your meditation and energy work practice with the 2-day Excursion Workshop developed by The Monroe Institute. Hemi-Sync audio-guidance technology enables you to easily access expanded states of consciousness for personal exploration, self-discovery, healing, and self-empowerment.
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-
ASHEVILLE CITY SOURCE – Learn About Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs
Come learn about preliminary studies for the Swannanoa Greenway during a Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway Programs.
For many years the special events to honor Dr. King on the weekend of his birthday have been the primary focus of the MLK Association. Our Prayer Breakfast, Youth Awards Celebration, Candlelight Service, and March & Rally for justice have drawn huge crowds, positive press coverage, and important support in the community for Dr. King’s vision and our shared dreams.
Food Connection – Making a Difference in Western North Carolina
Sarah Nowicki Nicholson in WNC Woman Magazine
I think we can all agree that no fresh food should ever end up in the trash while people are going hungry. I hadn’t been at my current job for more than one week as the Marketing Manager for UNC Asheville’s dining program before I heard about Food Connection and Flori Pate, the co-founder and creative director of Dig Local and co-founder and executive director of Food Connection. My limited understanding, at that time, can be summed up as, “okay – so, we wrap up any unused extra food from back of house, call this lady, and she’ll just come get it and donate it?” It sounded a little too good to be true. Click here to continue reading
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