Sunday, January 06, 2013
Upcoming events for the week of January 6, 2013
01/08/13 JUSTICE FRIENDS’ NIGHT
Kicking off a regular social event to be held at Firestorm Cafe. This is an informal gathering of Greens together with other folks in the Asheville community, people with an activist mindset who are interested in topics related to justice. This is a discussion group and a social event. Time is 7 PM.
01/08/13 PUBLIC LECTURE ON THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
The Autumn Players will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a presentation by retired foreign service officer Patrick Killough at the Swannanoa Library. Time is 4 PM and this event is open to all and is free. More info at 250-6486.
01/09/13 NC UTILITIES COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING
Support solar power (near Black Mountain) by coming to the NC Utilities Commission public hearing on Jan 9 at 7 PM at District Courtroom 1 in the basement of the Buncombe County Courthouse, 60 Court Plaza, Asheville.
01/11/13 MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC AGAINST GUANTANAMO
Orange jumpsuits optional. http://www.witnesstorture.org
“They are artists of torture,
They are artists of pain and fatigue,
They are artists of insults and humiliation.
Where is the world to save us from torture?
Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?
Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?”
-Adnan Latif (found dead in his cell at Guantanamo, Sept. 8, 2012)
01/12/13 PROTEST DRONE BOMBINGS
This will be held at CIA headquarters in Virginia.
01/12/13 WEST BUNCOMBE HARD-TO-RECYCLE EVENT
Aaron’s at 1298 Patton Avenue, Asheville from 11 to 3 PM. No early or late drop offs. Snow date is 01/19/13. If you can give them a hand, call Gail at 298-0538. ACCEPTED ITEMS: hard plastics, books, cardboard, electronics ($6 handling fee for tabletop TV’s 32” or smaller & CRT’s), printer cartridges, batteries, Styrofoam and packaging, small appliances, metals, wire, used cooking oil, usable and unusable clothing, pet/animal sanctuary items, plastic storage bins, empty shoeboxes, cat & dog crates, spices, beef & chicken bouillon, prescription eyeglasses, personal care/beauty item containers, toothpaste tubes/pumps, lotion & other soft tubes; lipstick & other hard tubes, powder & other plastic cosmetic cases, chip and snack bags.
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 email@example.com.
01/15/13 SAFE CAROLINAS PRESENTATION
We have arranged a great opportunity for you 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.
01/17/12 YOUTH CELEBRATION, PEACE MARCH AND RALLY
This will include a candlelight service. The Youth Celebration begins at 4 PM at Lipinsky Auditorium. This is hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.
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. The guest speaker is Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe. Dr. Bledsoe is founder and Executive Director of the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), a national organization that works on behalf of African American and Latino males in middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. The former Vice President for Student Life and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Toledo, he has served at a guest lecturer at the Oxford University Roundtable Institute in Oxford, England. Tickets to the breakfast cost $30 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under; and $35 for patrons. The breakfast begins at 8:30 AM. Tickets can be ordered by telephone at 828-335-6896 or 828-301-8968, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
01/20/13 OCCUPY ASHEVILLE PARTY AND FUNDRAISER
This will be a potluck at Rosetta’s Kitchen and will start at 5 PM. It is also a fundraiser for Ben Scales, Attorney, who has helped many of the Occupy people who were arrested. More details to come.
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.
01/21/13 SUPPORT THE ARC OF JUSTICE RALLY AND PARADE IN DC
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.
01/23/13 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.
01/25/12 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.
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.
02/14/13 ONE BILLION RISING
Global protest against violence directed at women. Rumors of a local event at YWCA. http://www.onebillionrising.org/pages/about-one-billion-rising
02/17/13 CLIMATE ACTION DAY IN DC
Click here to RSVP to tell the President to join us: act.350.org/signup/presidentsday
02/22/13 THE PARCHMAN HOUR AT UNCA
“Remembering the Past: Freedom Rider Vignettes” at 8 PM at Lipinsky Auditorium. Free. 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.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 4:30 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.
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.
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 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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