Pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photo published by Haaretz, shared on twitter by FCNL.
08/18/14 EXHIBIT AT YMI CULTURAL CENTER
“Cash Crop” is an emotionally moving and historical glimpse of the bondage endured by more than 15 million slaves during the trans-Atlantic slave trade by sculptor Stephen Hayes. The exhibition, which features 15 life-size sculptures of human beings in shackles, invites viewers to enter an emotional, physical, and psychic space to confront the past, present, and future. Admission is $6 for adults, free for students through 12th grade. This will run until August 27, 2014. Location is Ray Auditorium at the YMI Cultural Center at 39 South Market Street in Asheville. For more information please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
08/19/14 FREE ENERGY CONSERVATION AND WEATHERIZATION WORKSHOP
Free Energy Conservation Workshop and Weatherization Services offered by Buncombe County Cooperative Extension Center at 94 Coxe Avenue in Asheville. Qualify for $800 in home weatherization services (must own home, built prior to 2006 and less than 2200 sq. ft.; home owner pays $100 and the rest ($700) is covered by NC Cooperative Extension office)! Time is 6:30-8:00 PM. For more information including how to register, contact Justin at email@example.com.
08/19/14 ELISHA MITCHELL AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING
Meeting includes a discussion of topics in environmental stewardship. This will be held at UNCA’s Reuter Center. Time is 7 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
08/20/14 CITY OF ASHEVILLE TRANSIT PUBLIC MEETING
Location is Fire Department Training Room, 4th floor, Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza in Asheville. The public is invited to drop-in anytime to comment on: Sunday bus service, NEW route serving Emma area, NEW route serving Oakley area, Transit fares. Time is 4 to 7 PM. The Multimodal Transportation Commission has openings on the Transit Committee. They are accepting applications through Wednesday, August 27. Interested? Call (828) 232-4531 or email email@example.com for more information.
08/20/14 PUBLIC HEARING IN RALEIGH ON FRACKING
Public Hearing in Raleigh on Fracking (and farm campout and carpooling) is a Facebook event that local activists have put together. Time is 9 AM to 2 PM and location is NCSU McKimmon Center at 1101 Gorman Street in Raleigh. Here is a chance to show our government that we care about our water (especially our well and spring water), we want to live here, and we don't want them selling our future to oil and gas corporations for a very grim looking, unsustainable, and highly polluting 'energy future' where embarrassingly little local, and no long term jobs would be created. Come join us for a rally, press conference, and the actual meeting on Wednesday, August 20th at 9 AM, and sign up to speak. Please wear blue to represent clean water, and bring your friends. For carpooling from Asheville (on the 19th or early on the 20th), and RSVP to campout the night before at Pickard's Mountain Eco-Institute, email WNCfrackfreevol@gmail.com. Or look up “Public Hearing in Raleigh on Fracking” on Facebook. If you are interested in carpooling, you can also contact Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
08/20/14 GREEN DRINKS
Sally Morgan is the Energy and Water Justice researcher and community organizer with Clean Water for North Carolina, working for clean, safe water and empowered, just communities. Clean Water for NC is a founding member for the Frack Free NC Alliance, and has been fighting to keep fracking out of our state since it was first mentioned in 2008. Presentation starts at 6 PM and location is Green Sage Cafe at 5 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.
08/21/14 FRACKING PRESENTATION IN JACKSON COUNTY
Time is 6:30 PM, Fracking Presentation, Democratic Women of Jackson County meeting in Sylva. Contact email@example.com for more info.
08/21/14 PEACE CONCERT IN ASHEVILLE
Cecilia St. King, "Peace: Now More Than Ever" tour. Please come to this intimate House Concert for Peace! Cecilia's music will move you. Love offering $10-$15 requested. 386 Kenilworth Rd. at Digges, call 545-9681 if you need information, directions etc. Time is 7 PM to 9:30 PM.
08/22/14 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.
08/24/14 FINANCING OUR FOODSHED GATHERING
Hosted by Slow Money NC, Community Sourced Capital, Accelerating Appalachia and Rosetta's Kitchen - come enjoy a summer supper prepared by Rosetta! Hear about a few great new projects that need financing in the Asheville area, learn about Community Sourced Capital's work in NC, get an update on Accelerating Appalachia's programs, and network with folks who care about local food, local finance, and local economy. We will gather downstairs in the new Buchi Bar at Rosetta’s Kitchen on N. Lexington Avenue in Asheville. Supper is free (donations accepted) and there will be a cash bar. Time is 6 PM to 8:30 PM. Please RSVP to give us an idea of how many to cook for - go to Facebook to RSVP.
09/02/14 SWAIN COUNTY COALITION AGAINST FRACKING
Community grassroots meeting to address fracking. Held at Marianna Black Library at 6:30 PM. All are welcome.
09/04/14 FILM SHOWING BY WNC FRACK FREE
At 6 PM, we will be showing GasLand at AB Tech Ferguson auditorium in Asheville. Open and free to the public. There will be a discussion panel after the film. This is a Facebook event under ‘Snack, Don’t Frack’.
09/04/14 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF OUR VOICE
We cordially invite you to join us for Our VOICE’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, 40 Years of Starting Conversations featuring keynote speaker Anita Hill, Brandeis University Professor of Law. Ms. Hill started a national conversation by disclosing her experience of workplace sexual harassment which focused the country’s attention on a difficult topic often met with avoidance and silence. Welcome Reception starts at 6 PM / Program starts at 7 PM. Location is Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville. You can purchase tickets online or at Our VOICE, Malaprops and aSHEville Museum. For more information regarding our event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
09/08/14 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY MEETING
Time is 7 PM and location is North Asheville Library. Call Ruth at 232-2883 or email email@example.com for more information.
09/10/14 WESTERN CAROLINIANS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This meeting will be at 9:30 AM at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church.
09/12/14 FRACKING HEARING IN CULLOWHEE
After requests from individuals, organizations and businesses in Western North Carolina, the Mining and Energy Commission has voted unanimously to hold a meeting in the western part of the state. This will be from 5 to 9 PM, and the location is Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center at 199 Centennial Drive in Cullowhee. The concern about fracking in the mountains was galvanized by the passage this summer of Senate Bill 786, which lifted the moratorium on issuing state permits for hydraulic fracturing for gas, possibly as soon as next spring. The MEC is expected to finalize the oil and gas rules before the end of 2014, with possible issuance of permits by spring of 2015. Comment deadline is September 30, 2014. Send comments by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or by mail to: Mining & Energy Commission, ATTN: Oil and Gas Program, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612.
09/21/14 MASSIVE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH IN NYC
09/21/14 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
09/22/14 CLIMATE WEEK
By providing an international platform for government, business and civil society to work together on low carbon solutions, Climate Week NYC will show the world there are clear opportunities and many benefits in joining the global 'clean revolution'.
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 1 PM at A-Hope on North Ann Street in Asheville.
Youth Outright Poetry Night at United Church of Christ in Asheville at 5 PM
Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the City Hall in Hendersonville
Women in Black have a monthly vigil at 5 PM at Vance Monument in Asheville (first Friday only)
Transylvanians for Peace and WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard
Third Saturdays – Asheville’s Green Grannies invites the public to “sing for the climate” at Vance Monument at 5 PM.
Youth OUTright meeting from 4 to 6 PM at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 20 Oak Street in Asheville. Ages 14 - 23 only.