Note: Please check with event organizers to confirm events - sometimes changes are made at the last minute or get cancelled (and I don’t find out ahead of time). And sometimes mistakes show up in this email calendar. Please email me information on events that you know about.
08/25/14 UNCA HUMANITIES LECTURE
Topic is “The Golden Age of Muslim Civilization” and time is 11:25 AM. Humanities Lecture Hall.
08/27/14 GREEN DRINKS
Green Drinks will feature speakers working to improve food access in Asheville and throughout Western North Carolina. The panel speakers include Lindsay Majer, Food Programs Manager at Green Opportunities and a participant in A-B Food Policy Council’s Access cluster, Randal Pfleger of Bountiful Cities and Grass-to-Greens, and Lauren Brady, a Registered Dietitian, who is the Dietetics Internship Coordinator from Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. Socializing begins at 5:30 PM and the event runs from 6-7 PM at the downtown Asheville Green Sage Coffeehouse and Café.
08/30/14 PEACE RALLY IN THE BLOCK IN ASHEVILLE
This is at 3 PM and goes until 9 PM at Triangle Park in The Block (South Market Street) in downtown Asheville. Presented by Just Folks & The Midweek Fix. There will be speakers and music. Here’s the lineup: Vicious The Mixigician (DJ), PACK! (Christian Hip-Hop), Keynon Lake (Speaker), Big Dave (Hip-Hop), Sheneika Smith (Speaker), Counter Culture Crew (Christian Hip-Hop), Michael Hayes (Speaker), Sweeze & Them UAI Boyz (Drums & Dance), Bubbles Griffin (Speaker), The Gift (R&B), Vicious The Mixigician (DJ) and Just Folks will be selling fish dinners and sandwiches! Come and make a stand against racism and in solidarity with the the people of Ferguson and Mike Brown. More information under ‘The Peace Rally in Triangle Park’ on Facebook.
09/01/14 DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES
Next Dinner With Progressives at the new Green Sage in Westgate Mall next to Earth Fare at 6 PM. Dinner with Progressives, in Asheville NC, is a social outlet for people who wish to move forward. It requires no fees and no membership. We ask attendees to purchase dinner, dessert and/or beverage at the local restaurant where we meet to thank our friends at Green Sage for giving us the space at no charge for our gathering. Our speaker, so far, for September 1st is Nancy Waldrop who is running for Buncombe County Commissioner in District 3. Come to DWP and find out how you can help Nancy win in November! We hope to have other speakers as well.
09/02/14 WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
On September 2, Gordon Smith, the director of The Rule of Law Collaborative at the University of South Carolina, will review recent events in Ukraine and The Crimea. Come to the Reuter Center for these fascinating lectures and discussions that aim to advance international awareness and foster Western North Carolina's global ties. Meetings are scheduled for 7:30 PM in the Reuter Center's Manheimer Room. For more details about programs, consult the WAC website.
09/03/14 SIERRA CLUB AND GREEN DRINKS MEETING
Sierra Club, WNC Alliance, and Green Drinks will present ”Solid Waste Reduction & Composting in Asheville” with Maggie Ullman, Asheville’s Chief Sustainability Officer, & Eric Bradford of Asheville Greenworks on Wed, September 3 at 7 PM. Free & open to the public. Location is the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl. on Charlotte in Asheville. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-683-2176 for more information.
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 email@example.com.
09/04/14 PUBLIC DEBATE FOR 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT
Tom Hill will be debating Republican incumbent opponent Mark Meadows on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at 7 PM, at Western Carolina University in Cullowee, NC. Public is invited to attend. The event will be live streamed on WLOS.
09/04/14 FILM SHOWING BY WNC FRACK FREE
At 6 PM, we will be showing GasLand 1 at AB Tech Ferguson auditorium in Asheville. GASLAND 1, a powerful documentary outlining the intense impact of FRACKING on eco-systems, health, and communities. Hosted by AVL Green Power, and supported by local Frack-Free groups Clean Water for North Carolina , Frack-Free N.C. and WNC Frack Free. Open and free to the public. There will be a discussion panel after the film. This is a Facebook event under ‘NO-Fracking in NC: FREE Gasland 1 Movie Screening’ and is also on the wncfrackfree website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
09/08/14 FILM SHOWING BY CLEAN WATER FOR NC
Screening of Gasland II and fracking presentation, at the Mill Room, 66 Ashland Avenue in Asheville. Email email@example.com for more info. Time is 11:30 AM to 1 PM.
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
There are rumors of a local bus going to this event.
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'.
09/21/14 MASSIVE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH IN NYC
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.
ACTIONS AND READINGS
BUILDING BRIDGES SESSION COMING UP
Our next session start date:
September 23 through Nov 18, 2014.
Time 7 pm - 9 pm
Location: AB-Tech, Ferguson Auditorium
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, conscious-ness raising, nurturing, and ongoing support. Our goal is to be intentional in respecting diversity within our community.
Peace Education Program
The Peace Education Program will be offered to interested parties.
The 10 week program is a media-based educational program, created by The Prem Rawat Foundation.
The purpose is to help you to explore the possibility of personal peace and discover your inner resources --tools for living such as inner strength, choice, appreciation, and hope.
The sessions will be held on every Tuesday Night from 7 pm to 8:30pm for ten weeks starting on August 19th at the North Asheville Community Center, 37 East Larchmont Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804.
For more information call Sandi Gross at: 786-202-7524 or email: email@example.com