Monday, February 18, 2008

Events in Asheville This Week

This is going to be the start of my listing upcoming events in Asheville that relate to the peace and social justice movements. (Also, MAIN has listings of upcoming events.)

Also, I wanted to point out this website: The local chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called WNC PSR. They are doing things all the time, and they are a great bunch of folks. They hold their meetings on Tuesdays during the day, and I work, so I almost never get to their meetings. But I appreciate the work they do and the intelligent positions that they take. I wish I could join them more.

Another local website that I think is fantastic: the Greenville Anti-war Society. They will be holding a vigil on March 16th to remember the US deaths and Iraqi deaths from five years of war and occupation.

Before this invasion and occupation of Iraq started, I said it was illegal, immoral, and very very stupid. I was wrong on the last point - it is ASTOUNDINGLY STUPID. It is BLOW YOUR MIND STUPID.


02/19/08 WNC Peace Coalition meeting at Unitarian Universalist Church at 7 PM. Please enter from the north side, at the basement level. We will be planning for our annual Peace Rally.

02/19/08 WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility will meet at the Gathering Room of the Asheville YWCA at 185 S. French Broad Avenue. Please bring a brown bag lunch at noon, and program will start at 12:30 PM. Parking is limited. The program will focus on the DVD "Nuclear Deception" and will be followed by a business meeting. Contact Lew at or call 828-299-1242 for more information.

02/19/08 Network of Spiritual Progressives will host the movie “The Global Banquet” at 7 PM in Room 206 at the Reuter Center at UNCA. Contact Richard Fireman at for more information.

02/20/08 Dr. Dahlia Wasfi will be speaking at UNCA at 7 PM on Wednesday. She is an Iraqi-American that has visited Iraq in the last few years and still has family inside Iraq. She has spoken to the Progressive Caucus at Capitol Hill, and at many other venues. She is a dynamic speaker against the continuing occupation of Iraq. This will be at Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall, UNCA

02/22/08 Activist Movie Club in Waynesville. Movies and discussions – for more information, contact John at or call Buffy at 926-2508 after 5:30PM.

I am really looking forward to hearing Dr. Wasfi speak. She spoke to the Progressive Caucus in the US House of Representatives in 2006, and did a great job. Unfortunately, she needs to be heard by the members of the US House of Representatives who are not part of the Progressive Caucus.


Sunday, 4:30 to 5 PM All Souls Episcopal Church [Biltmore Village]
Tuesday, 4:30 to 5:30 PM Vets for Peace Vigil [Vance Monument]
Wednesday, 4:30 PM Haywood Neighbors for Peace at Waynesville Post Office
Wednesdays, 5:30 PM Votive Mass for Peace at St. Mary Episcopal Church in Asheville
Friday, 5 to 6 PM Women in Black Vigil A’ville [Vance Monument]
Friday, 12 to 12:30 PM Women in Black Vigil H’ville [Main St at Old County Court House]
Saturday, 12 to 1 PM Transylvania County Vigil for Peace [County Courthouse]
Other: Tuesday, 6 PM Run for Peace; Run for Impeachment at Vance Monument
Other: Food Not Bombs: 3:30 on Saturday at Pritchard Park. Info at 303-929-9713
Other: The Street Action Group (SAG) will hold meetings to plan actions, hold a potluck, and to work on projects every Sunday at 3 PM. Contact Kindra at for location.
Other: Asheville COP WATCH meets at 6:30 PM at St. James AME Church at 44 Hildebrand Street in Asheville on Wednesday.

LATER THIS WEEK, I will post all the March actions in the area that I know about. Some events are still being finalized, but I hope we have the details nailed down soon.

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