Sunday, April 06, 2008

Events in Asheville This Week

Cartoon: This came from The Black Commenter website. I find them an interesting read, and of course, I agree with their positions on nearly all issues. Also, I had the chance to listen to Rev. Wright this past week, and I think we should elect him President. He speaks the truth about our bloody foreign policy, just like MLK did.


04/06/08 Episcopal Peace Fellowship meeting at 6 PM at All Souls, directly after the vigil.

04/07/08 Mountain Green Lunch & Learn Series Perspectives On Sustainable Development at WWC Gladfelter, Canon Lounge. Time is 11:30 to 1 PM, cost is $5.50 cash for the lunch from the Cafeteria. PLEASE RSVP - 828.771.3781 Cost: $5.50 cash - payable to the Cafeteria upon arrival. Topic is Building for an Aging Population: Ideas for a Shifting Demographic

04/08/08 Mary Olson, the southeastern director of the Nuclear Information and Research Service, will be speaking at the North Asheville Library at 4 PM. She will be speaking on Nuclear Energy. All are invited. New nuclear energy plants and expansions are on the rise as a way to alleviate global warming. Come get the real facts from someone who knows her stuff. She will have pictures and answer your questions. Dollar donation appreciated.

04/08/08 Progressive Democrats of Buncombe County meeting at 7 PM at North Asheville Library. We will be discussing and voting on possible endorsements.

04/11/08 to 04/13/08 Historians Against the War (HAW) conference for historians and activists at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Keynote speakers will be Bill Fletcher, Jr and Naomi Klein. For program and registration information, go to:

04/11/08 Social Justice Movie night at Unitarian Universalist church. They will be showing THE GLOBAL BANQUET which heralds Earth Day 2008. This movie gives a positive message urging us to deal with climate change. It shows farmers, laborers, environmentalists, animal-rights activists, church groups & students mobilizing to address this situation. It shows how globalization harms our food system, while debunking the myths that hunger results from scarcity, that small countries don’t know how to feed themselves and that only market-driven, chemically based, industrial agriculture can feed the world. “The Global Banquet” relates to fair trade, social justice, animal rights, technology, and protection of the natural environment. Discussion follows - Admission free -- Donations welcome. For more contact Lew Patrie - 299-1242

04/12/08 County Commissioner Candidate Forum at 9:30 AM at Ox Creek Community Center, 360 Ox Creek Road, Weaverville. This will last until noon. Those participating will include: Candidate for Nomination as Commission Chair – DAVID GANTT Candidates for the Democratic Party Nomination - K. RAY BAILEY, CECIL BOTHWELL, VERNON DOVER, BOB HILL, HOLLY JONES & CAROL PETERSON. The Ox Creek Community Center is located 2.1 miles south of Reems Creek Road. From Merrimon Avenue & Reems Creek Road, drive east 4.4 miles to Ox Creek Road. Turn south on Ox Creek Road and drive 2.1 miles. The Center is on the east side of the road. For additional information contact: Nancy Nehls Nelson at (828) 658-9945.

04/12/08 Two events are planned for “No More Victims – Asheville” At 9 AM, there will be A Loving kindness and Walking Meditation at the WNC Baha'i Center, 5 Ravenscroft Drive, Asheville. RSVP to Beth DeLap, 828-768-1145. Donations gratefully accepted. At 6 PM, there will be “An Evening for Rusul” at the Asheville Arts Center, 308 Merrimon Ave. A light dinner will be served. The program begins at 7p.m. and will feature a presentation by No More Victims founder and director Cole Miller. There will also be musical entertainment and a raffle for fine prizes donated by area businesses. A $10 minimum donation is asked at the door. All proceeds support the work of No More Victims ( Help needed! For more information or to help with this event, contact: or call 252-4536.

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