07/31/12 INFORMATION SESSION ON NEW IMMIGRATION POLICIES
Asheville-area undocumented youth and local organizations including Nuestro Centro, Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council, and the Migrant Education Program of Buncombe County Public Schools have come together in the interest of sharing accurate information about President’s Obama’s immigration policy shift concerning Deferred Action. We invite all the community to attend this information session on Tuesday, July 31st 2012, from 6 pm-8 pm at Vance Elementary School auditorium. Interpretation, childcare, and snacks will be provided at the event. This informational meeting will discuss what deferred action is, what documents people should get in order, and how to families can be protected from scams and fraudulent information that may start to circulate in the community prior to the official release of the application process. This event is open to the public. For more information please contact Sarah Nuñez at 828-252-4713.
07/31/2 GREENPEACE MEETING IN ASHEVILLE
Greenpeace meeting on Tuesday July 31st, at 6:00pm at the West Asheville Library. Come meet the Airship pilot who will talk about the airship, how they use it and show some gear. Also meet Greenpeace staff and others getting the message to Duke........we want clean energy! The Airship is sensitive to air currents so timing for the flight over Asheville is Tues &/or Wed. (An earlier email said that the Greenpeace Blimp will be over downtown Asheville and south of Asheville between 7 and 9 AM on Monday and Tuesday. They are bringing attention to Asheville area power produced by dirty coal and mountaintop removal and the policies of Progress Energy and Duke. The blimp is 135 feet long, has 4 passengers, gets lift from propane and has a forward speed up to 25 mph from a 65 hp engine. It weighs 2,000 pounds.)
08/01/12 SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Brent Martin will talk about the Bartram Trail. Time of meeting is 7:15 and location is Unitarian Church at the corner of Charlotte Street & Edwin Place. For more information, contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
08/02/12 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street in Asheville. VFP Chapter 099: http://vfpchapter099wnc.blogspot.com/.
08/02/12 S.A.F.E. CAROLINAS MEETING
Safe Carolina Meeting Aug 2nd at 6:30pm at North Asheville Library. Guest speaker is Mary Olson, Nuclear Information Resource Services. She will speak about how we are affected by the new nuclear waste rulings and shed light on the nuclear plant nightmares related to the Duke/Progress merger. For more information, contact Laura at email@example.com.
08/03/12 SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE AT UUCA CHURCH
Our next UUCA Social Justice film will be shared with Transition Asheville at 7 PM on Friday, August 3rd. “In Transition 2.0” is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places. Movie is 65 minutes. Location is UUCA Church at Charlotte & Edwin Streets in Asheville.
08/0312 MINDFUL OCCUPATION FIELD TRIP
You are cordially invited to join Mindful Occupation for a Super Fun Field Trip on Friday, August 3rd! At 6:30pm, we will be meeting at the Asheville Mall, outside of the Barnes and Noble entrance for an evening of hanging out at the mall, participant observation and exercises in benevolent/subtly catalytic situationist tactics. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas about how this Super Fun Field Trip should be structured or what it hopes to accomplish. Contact Faith at www.mindfuloccupation.org
08/04/12 GREEN PARTY MEETING
The Buncombe County GREEN Party's business meeting is free & open to the public. It will be held from 10 AM to noon, upstairs in the Fortune Building, 729 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Contact Ronald @ 828-LUCK-180 or Larry @ 828-225-4347 for more information.
08/04/12 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OCCUPY ASHEVILLE
Time is 3 PM and location is Pritchard Park. This is an important meeting to decide where Occupy Asheville should go from here. Please come with your ideas!
08/07/12 COORDINATING COUNCIL OF OCCUPY ASHEVILLE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is First Congregational Church in downtown Asheville. We will have a discussion on where Occupy Asheville should go from here. Please come!
08/08/12 - 08/12/12 VFP NATIONAL CONVENTION IN MIAMI FL
08/13/12 MOVE TO AMEND MEETING
Time will be 7 PM, Monday, August 13 at the UU Church's RE Common Space. Contact Lew at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
08/24/12 GREED! PUPPET SHOWS
It's time for puppets to rise up and help silly humans see what's really happening in the US economy! After all, who could do it better than a puppet? Info and tickets: www.deepeconomics.com/greed-puppet-shows.html. Brought to you by Red Herring Puppets, Serpent Child Productions, with assistance from Occupy Asheville Street Art/Theater Group. Three shows: BeBe Theater, August 24, 7:00 and 9:00 PM; Black Horse White Mountain, August 31, 8:00 PM.
08/26/12 BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE DREAM ACT
"DREAM Act Solidarity Bus Trip" Benefit & CD Release Concert by award-winning activist songwriters – emma’s revolution. This benefit is for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network's "DREAM Act Solidarity Bus Trip" and "Revolutions Per Minute" CD Release Concert. Time is 7 PM and the location is UU Congregation of Asheville at the corner of Edwin & Charlotte Street. Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 at the door. Tickets: UU Congregation of Asheville and www.emmasrevolution.com. Info: email@example.com and 828-254-6001.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.
Asheville Cop Watch meeting at 5 PM at Firestorm Cafe.
Asheville Homeless Network meeting at 2 PM at Firestorm Cafe.
Women in Black have a vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square (Asheville) on the first Friday of the month.
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the City Hall in Hendersonville
Transylvanians for Peace and WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.
OCCUPY WALL STREET ASHEVILLE
Go to www.occupyasheville.org for more information, or call 888-378-0788. Information on Occupy Asheville late breaking events: http://www.occupyasheville.org/events/
ACTIONS AND READINGS
Support for Social Justice Groups in the U.S. and Canada
Unitarian Universalist Association: Fund for a Just Society
The Fund for a Just Society, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that address issues of social and economic justice. The Fund supports organizations that use community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society and mobilize with those who have been disenfranchised and excluded from resources, power, and the right to self-determination. Consideration is given to projects that are less likely to receive conventional funding because of the innovative or challenging nature of the work or the economic and social status of the constituency. The maximum grant amount is $15,000; however, most grants range between $6,000 and $8,000. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the next application deadline is September 17, 2012. Visit the Unitarian Universalist Association website to review the funding guidelines.
Undocumented young people are riding a bus from Arizona to Democratic National Convention in Charlotte with the intent of challenging repressive anti-immigrant laws through out the southeast and south. The concention starts September 3. If you can please support them.
Here is their web site: http://undocubus.org/