Sunday, January 13, 2013

Upcoming events for the week of January 13, 2013

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UPCOMING EVENTS

01/14/13 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY MEETING
This meeting will take place in the lower level (Religious Education Space) of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Charlotte and Edwin Streets. Time for the meeting is 7 PM and all are welcome.

01/15/13 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE PERMACULTURE POTLUCK SERIES
Time is 5:30 PM and location is the Community Action Opportunities at 25 Gaston Street. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Dylan at livingvision@yahoo.com.

01/15/13 SAFE CAROLINAS PRESENTATION
This is a great opportunity to learn about the radioactive waste issue that still plagues our country. Please join us as we hear from the experts about the landmark lawsuit won by Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League. We will also hear about what Congress is up to on this waste, how it affects WNC and our next steps for civic participation. Lou Zeller, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, and Mary Olson, Southeast Director, Nuclear Information Resource Services, will speak. Location is North Asheville Library at 7 PM.

01/17/13 MLK: A YOUTH CELEBRATION
A youth celebration to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at Lipinsky Auditorium at UNCA. Free. Time is 4 PM.  More information at www.mlkasheville.org. This will include a candlelight service. This is hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.

01/17/13 VETERANS FOR PEACE DISCUSSION GROUP
Third Thursday of month, Veterans For Peace Chapter 99 offers a discussion group on subjects concerning peace, starting at 6:30 PM at its headquarters in the Courtyard Gallery in the Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., Asheville. Free (donations gratefully accepted) and open to the public. 828-258-1800.

01/17/13 COMMUNITY RACE DISCUSSION GROUP
A monthly discussion group jointly sponsored by the Firestorm Collective and our friends at the YWCA to tackle the challenges of race and racism in our community.  Time is 5:30 PM and location is Firestorm CafĂ© and Books.

01/18/12 WNC PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MEETING
The next WNC PSR monthly meeting will be at a private home near the VA Hospital.  Brown Bag lunch at noon with meeting from 12:30 to 2 PM. Everyone is welcome.  Please go to www.wncpsr.org  for more information, which includes how to get there and other details.

01/19/13 MARTIN LUTHER KING PRAYER BREAKFAST
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will hold its 32nd annual Prayer Breakfast at the Grove Park Inn on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Tickets can be ordered by telephone at 828-335-6896 or 828-301-8968, or by email at editor@myowneditor.com.

01/20/13 POTLUCK GATHERING AND FUNDRAISER FOR BEN SCALES
On the evening of January 20th, you are invited to join Occupy Asheville for a potluck dinner and celebration at Rosetta's on Lexington Avenue, in honor of Ben Scales and his work for justice and freedom. We will begin the evening at 5:30 PM, and are asking everyone to bring a vegetarian dish to share. Rosetta's Kitchen restaurant will be hosting the event although the kitchen is closed on Sundays. There will not be food available for purchase, but there will be various tasty drinks offered for purchase. In addition to a delicious meal and good company, we are also planning some fun musical surprises and much more throughout the night! Hope to see you there! Time is 5:30 PM.

01/20/13 ETHICAL SOCIETY OF ASHEVILLE
“Emancipation Proclamation – one hundred and fifty years of words and deeds, progress and setbacks, and a continuing march toward justice” will be presented at the Sunday, January 20th meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville, 2:00-3:30 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Road, Asheville. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday a panel of members of the Ethical Society of Asheville will discuss how the generations-long struggle for equality under the law and in society at large has impacted their lives. Discussion follows the presentation. All are welcome! For more information contact: asheville@aeu.org.

01/21/13 PEACE MARCH AND RALLY FOR JUSTICE IN HONOR OF MLK
The Peace March and Rally begin at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 – the official King holiday – with a brief service at St. James AME Church on Hildebrand Street at Martin Luther King Boulevard downtown. Participants march to City-County Plaza at noon, where speakers and musicians join in a Rally for Justice. Occupy Asheville will participate and will meet at St. James AME Church at 11 AM.

01/21/13 SUPPORT THE ARC OF JUSTICE RALLY AND PARADE IN DC
http://www.stopthesewars.org/support-the-arc-of-justice-rally-and-parade/

01/21/13 to 01/25/13 MLK WEEK AT UNCA
Check http://msp.unca.edu/mlk2013 in January for a full list of activities.

01/22/13 THE PARCHMAN HOUR
Remembering the Past: Freedom Writer Vignettes. In the fiery first months of America's Civil Rights movement, waves of college students rode buses into the heart of the Deep South. Many were brutally attacked, arrested and imprisoned in Mississippi's notorious Parchman Farm Penitentiary. To help them endure, they invented "The Parchman Hour," a live variety show inspired by radio and TV programs. The Parchman Hour, a Mike Wiley production, brings to the stage powerful oral histories and conversations from the Freedom Riders including Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Time is 8 PM and the location is Lipinsky Auditorium at UNCA. Free.

01/23/13 MLK WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT UNCA
“Looking to the Future” by Gwendolyn Boyd. Time is 7 PM and location is Lipinsky Auditorium. Free. Gwendolyn Boyd illustrates the relevance of Dr. King’s work today by combining science, education and service to create concrete change in her community and the world. She became the first African-American woman to earn an M.S. in mechanical engineering at Yale University. In the spirit of Dr. King, Boyd inspires change appropriate to our times. She is a prominent advocate for women’s equality and the recruitment of African Americans into science and engineering. Boyd has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

01/24/13 WNC ALLIANCE GLOBAL WARMING CHANGING COURSE CLASS
Register for WNCA’s new course! Global Warming: Changing Course is a six-session discussion course book exploring the history and science of global warming, personal values and habits as they relate to climate change, and personal actions to curb the effects of global warming. Introductory class on 1/24/13 followed by five more classes.  Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. This will happen at the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. To register please call course leader, Rachel Moore, at 828-258-8737 or email rachel@wnca.org by Jan. 18.

01/25/12 HOMELESS NETWORK PARADE IN ASHEVILLE
This event is in defense of the rights of our homeless brothers and sisters here in Asheville and a rejection of the criminalization of homelessness the City has overseen throughout the past three-four years. The Parade will begin at Pritchard Park at 2 PM and march to Vance Memorial where speakers from the homeless community will speak.

01/28/13 to 03/15/13 BUILDING BRIDGES SEMINAR
The Mission of Building Bridges is to enable our community to confront and overcome racism through a continuing process of changing attitudes and hearts through education, consciousness-raising, nurturing, and ongoing support. Our goal is to be intentional in respecting diversity within our community. This seminar is an introduction to the dynamics of racism and is an opportunity to explore how race has impacted our relationships, communities and institutions. Past participants are welcome. Time is 7 PM to 9 PM on Monday evenings, and location is MAHEC at 121 Hendersonville Road in Asheville.  Cost is $30. Registration is limited; please call 828-777-4585 for an application form.

01/28/13 PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING
Public Safety meeting regarding Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell’s civil liberties resolution Monday Jan 28th at 3PM.  This is at Asheville Fire Station, downtown, on the 2nd floor. This resolution states that Asheville police will not comply with federal statutes regarding targeting and arrest of undocumented workers.

02/01/13 ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE FOOD POLICY COUNCIL MEETING
The Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council (A/B FPC) collaborated with the Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) to create the first City of Asheville Food Action Plan. To find out more about this, or to help them with their goal of improving the city’s food security, please come to the meeting at the Mountain View Room at the UNCA Sherrill Center. Meeting is from 4 to 6 PM.

02/04/13 GREEN PARTY MEETING
The Buncombe County GREEN Party's business meeting is open to the public. It is held on the first Monday of the Month. It will be held at 6 PM in the Fortune Building (upstairs), at 729 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Parking in back and on the street. Contact Ronald @ 828-LUCK-180 or Larry @ 828-225-4347 for more information.

02/06/13 SIERRA CLUB MEETING

02/07/13 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/

02/14/13 ONE BILLION RISING IN ASHEVILLE
On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 2.14.13, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders. This event will take place from 7 to 10 PM and location will be the YWCA on South French Broad Avenue in Asheville.

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ONGOING EVENTS
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MONDAY
Occupy Asheville Weekly Meeting at 6:30 PM at First Congregational Church of Christ.

TUESDAY
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 4:30 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument

WEDNESDAY
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.

THURSDAY
Asheville Homeless Network meeting at 2 PM at Firestorm Cafe.
Anti-racism Group Discussion at 5:30 PM on the third Thursday of the month at Firestorm Cafe.
Veterans for Peace Discussion group on the third Thursday of the month at the Phil Mechanic Studio on Roberts Street, Asheville. Time is 6:30 PM.

FRIDAY
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
Homeless Network Parade on the last Friday of the month at 2 PM at Pritchard Park.

SATURDAY
Transylvanians for Peace and WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.
Occupy Asheville General Assembly on the first Saturday of the month. 4 PM at Pritchard Park.
Really, Really Free Market on the last Saturday of the month from 11 to 3 PM at Aston Park.

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ACTIONS AND READINGS
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Friends of the Appalachian Mountains,

This March, you are invited to join us in Appalachia for Mountain Justice Spring Break!
www.mountainjustice.org

Since 2007, Mountain Justice Spring Break has been offering students and young people an exciting, fun, low-cost alternative spring break in Appalachia. Mountain Justice Spring Break is a chance to learn more about how extractive industries like coal, hydro-fracking for natural gas and nuclear energy have sucked billions of dollars in resources from the land, while leaving behind environmental and social problems and a ravaged land.

At Mountain Justice Spring Break you will:
-Learn about and take action against the destructive effects of the dirty life-cycles of coal and natural gas!
-Stand in solidarity with the communities in Virginia, West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania facing the ongoing destruction of coal mining and hydraulic fracturing!
-See mountaintop removal coal mining and hydraulic fracturing natural gas extraction up close!
-Take direct action against the dirty coal industry!

Mountain Justice Spring Break (MJSB) will bring together coalfield residents, college students, environmentalists and concerned citizens. You don’t have to be an expert about coal mining or fracking or Appalachia - our program will teach you the intricacies of resource extraction and you will leave with a better understanding of why Appalachia is a rich land with poor people.

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