Picture came from a facebook post - this is in honor of Lee Camp coming to Asheville on July 1, 2013.
MORAL MONDAYS IN RALEIGH: Across from the legislative building (16 W Jones St) in Raleigh. Organized by the NAACP. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/01/13 LEE CAMP – LIVE AT THE ALTAMONT THEATER
The location for this event is 18 Church Street Asheville, North Carolina 28801 Phone (828) 348-5327. Lee Camp is a stand-up comedian, writer and activist. Lee's various comedy writings and interviews have been picked up by: The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Politico, The Dan Abrams Show (MSNBC), The Stephanie Miller Show, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Ed Shultz Show, Comedy Central’s Indecision ’08 online, & dozens of local radio stations. Come join us for an evening that promises to be hilarious!! $10 advance/$12 day of the show. Time is 8 PM.
07/01/13 EARTH FIRST! GATHERING
The annual national EF! gathering, the Round River Rendezvous, is coming to the mountains of WNC this July 1-7, and we'd love for you to attend! Our friends at Croatan EF! are hosting the rendezvous this year. The exact location hasn't been announced but it will be in the Pisgah National Forest near Boone. Go to http://summerrondy2013.wordpress.com/ for updates, schedule, and directions. -KEF!
07/01/13 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. Time is 6 PM and location is the Fortune Building (upstairs), at 729 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Parking is in back and on the street. Contact Ronald at 828-LUCK-180 or Larry at 828-225-4347 for more information.
07/01/13 DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES
Dinner with Progressives is a social outlet for thoughtful people in Asheville NC. The gathering includes time to eat together and then enjoy presentations which focus on solutions for a brighter future. Dinner 6-7pm Speaker 7-8pm. Location is Firestorm Café and Books.
07/02/13 TRANSIT COMMISSION MEETING
Transit Commission Meeting will be held on the 1st Floor Conference Room of Asheville City Hall. Meeting starts at 3:30 PM.
07/03/13 SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Time is 7 PM (program starts at 7:15) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Asheville (corner of Charlotte & Edwin). Contact: email@example.com, or 828-683-2176 for more information.
07/04/13 MOMS ACROSS AMERICA MARCH TO LABEL GMOS
Basically, a march against Monsanto. This will be all over the place.
07/08/13 MOVE TO AMEND MEETING
The next meeting will be Monday, July 8, from 7 to 9 PM at the N. Asheville library on Merrimon Avenue.
07/08/13 MORAL MONDAY - BUS TO RALEIGH
Bus to Raleigh for Moral Monday. They are taking reservations for a bus. Thanks to private donors, the tickets are only $20 each. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N5KHJ2KZQR8UA
07/09/13 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/
07/12/13 UU SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM “BIDDER 70”
In 2008, University of Utah student, Tim DeChristopher, in a bold act of civil-disobedience, bid 1.8 million dollars for 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks, leading to the auction being invalidated and land safeguarded for future generations. Nevertheless, Tim was indicted on federal felonies and served time in prison. “Bidder 70” distinguished itself as a beautifully told story of a hero’s journey filled with passion and sacrifice that tugs at the head and heart to the final scene.” as reported by Jury, Traverse City Film Festival. At 7 PM, Friday, July 12th, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, One Edwin Place, Asheville, NC 28801 - no charge -donations welcome - For more info, contact Charles at 828-505-0839. No charge, donations welcome.
07/12/13 LOCAL SHOWING OF THE FILM “DIRTY WARS”
There was talk in the van (during the recent trip to Maryland for the Bradley Manning rally) about this great new book and film, “Dirty Wars” by Jeremy Scahill. Great news to find out that the documentary will play on July 12th at the Carolina Cinema at 1640 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville. The time has not been determined, so call the theater the day before at 274-9500. Some folks will meet afterwards for discussion, location TBD. http://dirtywars.org/
07/13/13 HARD TO RECYCLE EVENT
Time is 10 AM to 2 PM and location is ACE Hardware, 2319 Highway 70 in Swannanoa. Some items they will accept are rigid plastics, books, cardboard, electronics, batteries, styrofoam, metals, wire, and small appliances. Questions – call 254-1776.
07/16/13 MOVE TO AMEND PUBLIC PROGRAM
David Cobb, National Spokesperson for Move to Amend, will speak on “A Call to Action against Corporate Rule” at Lord Auditorium at Pack Library, Haywood Street, Asheville. Doors open at 5 PM, speaker at 5:30 PM and Q&A session at 6:30 PM. Learn about the nationwide campaign to amend the Constitution to return corporations to their earlier state when they were not given the rights of citizens, when money wasn’t speech and Congress could regulate money in politics. Find out what YOU can do to help make this happen. Light Refreshments will be served. For more information call: (828) 232-2883 or (828) 674-3046. More information below.
07/19/13 to 07/29/13 SUMMER HEAT AND WALK FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
http://www.2013walkforourgrandchildren.org/ Contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard at email@example.com for more information.
07/19/13 MICHAEL DANFORTH COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD LUNCHEON
Time is 1 PM to 2:30 PM and location is Kenilworth Presbyterian Church at 123 Kenilworth Road in Asheville. WNC Health Advocates honors Laurey Masterton with its Second Annual Michael T. Danforth Community Service Award. Laurey is a three-time cancer survivor with an indomitable spirit. She is a living-wage-certified employer and her company serves healthy, nutritious and delicious food. She has given selflessly to her community and works to educate the public about healthy food and about cancer. The cost of this event is $22, and you can get tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6870952203/
07/19/13 to 07/21/13 REGIONAL GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY CONVERGENCE
This is organized by the Move to Amend movement, and will be held in Charlotte, NC. More information at http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/charlotte_2013_convergence
07/19/13 PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MEETING
Physicians, health personnel and everyone; all are welcomed at our monthly meetings! Bring a brown bag lunch around noon. The meeting will officially start at 12:30 and end about 2:00 PM. DIRECTIONS: (Location is in vicinity of Veterans Hospital) Proceed east on Tunnel Rd./US 70 (away from downtown Asheville) to one short block prior to the Blue Ridge Pky. overpass. Turn right (south) on Pleasant Ridge Dr., then turn right on the second street, Wagon Rd., then immediate left on Birchwood Lane to #18. For more information contact Dr. Terry Clark, Chair, 633-0892 or Dr. Lew Patrie, 299-1242.
07/19/13 WALK FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN
This event is locally organized and is a walk from Camp David to Harper’s Ferry to the White House, where they will join in the Summer Heat protest. See 2013walkforourgrandchildren.org for more information. And all through walkers from Camp David to White House or Harpers Ferry to White House should register asap. Do this through email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do this ASAP.
07/26/13 OUR VOICE EVENT
Nourish the Soul – Traveling Postcards. Please join us on Friday July 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 at Homewood (19 Zilcoa Street) as we welcome Traveling Postcards founder, Caroline Lovell, and create handmade works of art and inspiration to be shared with women that have experienced sexual violence. We are so thankful to Event Coordinator and Sponsor, Lynn Karegeannes, who is helping arrange the event and share her experience working with Traveling Postcards. Attendees will have the assistance of local artists, if needed, in creating their own personalized works of art with messages of hope, healing, and empowerment. Coffee and desserts will be served. Proceeds from the event benefit Our VOICE and Traveling Postcards. For more information or to be a sponsor of “Nourish the Soul – Traveling Postcards”, please contact us at (828) 252-0562. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through the link on this website: http://www.ourvoicenc.org/news/nourish-the-soul-traveling-postcards/
07/27/13 SUMMER HEAT AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Protest by 350.org.
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 County Courthouse in Waynesville
Asheville Homeless Network meeting at 2 PM at Firestorm Cafe
Police Brutality Council (discussion) at 11 AM at Firestorm Cafe
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
ACTIONS AND READINGS
Organizer of National Move to Amend Campaign to Speak in Asheville
Move to Amend of Buncombe County, the local chapter of the national organization working to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling that “corporations are people,” will host David Cobb, one of the national organizers, from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, at Pack Library in downtown Asheville. The meeting is free and open to the public, and will include light refreshments and an open Question & Answer session. The 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United V. FEC opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections. Mr. Cobb will speak on the history of the court decision and how it impacted the elections of 2010 and 2012 and will continue to do so in the future. He will also address ways that communities can work to abolish “corporate personhood” and reestablish a government of, by, and for the people.
“Corporate personhood is not an inconsequential legal technicality,” says Mr. Cobb. “The Supreme Court ruled that a corporation was a ‘legal person’ with 14th Amendment protections before they granted full personhood to African Americans, immigrants, natives, or women.” Move To Amend is a grass-roots organization that was established to overturn the Citizens United decision as well as an earlier ruling, Buckley v. Valeo, which declared that money is speech.
Fifteen states and hundreds of cities and counties around the country have passed resolutions calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to restrict the rights of human beings to human beings, reflecting both the original language of the Declaration of Independence (“We the PEOPLE”) and the original intent of the Constitution, when laws throughout the nation barred corporations from all but a narrow range of activities. North Carolina communities that have passed such resolutions include Asheville, Chapel Hill, Durham, Franklin, Greenville, Highlands, Raleigh, Sylva, and Orange County.
Doors will open for the July 16 event at 5, for sign-in and light snacks. David Cobb will speak at 5:30. For more information about MTA Buncombe County, contact Ruth at 828-232-2883 or at email@example.com.
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