Over 75 people from Asheville were at this event, including me.
09/22/14 PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE
The Peace and Justice ministry of the Parish of St. Eugene is sponsoring a Peace Vigil to commemorate World Peace Day. The entire Asheville community is welcome. World Peace Day Prayer Vigil is at 7 PM at St. Eugene Church at 72 Culvern Street in Asheville. Music, Readings and Blessings for peace in our hurting world.
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'.
09/22/14 TO 10/15/14 CENTER FOR DIVERSITY EDUCATION EXHIBIT AT UNCA
This exhibit will be held at the UNC Asheville Intercultural Gallery at the Highsmith Student Union on campus. It is called “Mi Historia: Latinos in WNC” and will show the stories and lives and experiences of Hispanic individuals in our area. It will be on display through October 15 along with the works of Victor Palomino (Colombia), Luis Martinez Cruz and Victor H. Verde (Mexico), Chris Corral (Texas), and Gustavo Villota (Ecuador). Special thanks goes to Sarah Nueñz, Maria Lomeli-Garcia, Frank Castelblanco, Alphie Rodriquiz, Victor Palimino, and Sandra Garcia, for all the work that went into the edits, additional interviews, and beautiful design. It is also viewable on line, please contact Deborah Miles at email@example.com. It will be ready to travel to schools (free of charge) and to businesses (modest fee) after October 15.
09/22/14 WESTERN NORTH CAROLINIANS FOR DEATH PENALTY REPEAL
Discussion of the challenges for defendants, especially people of color, in the American legal system. Free. Call 775-9912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Held at 7 PM at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church at 123 Kenilworth Road in Asheville. This is a community conversation to commemorate the anniversary of Troy Davis' execution. Jen Marlowe, co-author of "I Am Troy Davis", and Troy's younger sister, Kimberly Davis, will be speaking. Troy's execution despite evidence of his innocence was a turning point in the death penalty repeal efforts in our country.
09/23/14 WESTERN NORTH CAROLINIANS FOR DEATH PENALTY REPEAL
Discussion of the challenges for defendants, especially people of color, in the American legal system. Free. Call 775-9912 or email email@example.com for more information. Held at 6 PM at Burton Street Community Center at 134 Burton Street in Asheville. This is a community conversation to commemorate the anniversary of Troy Davis’ execution. Jen Marlowe, co-author of "I Am Troy Davis", and Troy's younger sister, Kimberly Davis, will be speaking. Troy's execution despite evidence of his innocence was a turning point in the death penalty repeal efforts in our country.
09/23/14 BUILDING BRIDGES
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. For more information, go to this link: http://www.buildingbridges-ashevillenc.org.
09/23/14 PROGRAM ON MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
A specialist with Monarch Watch presents a program on Monarch butterfly conservation. Held at Black Mountain public library in Black Mountain. Free. Time is 7 PM.
09/24/14 GREEN DRINKS
Ecomusicology examines the intersection of music, ecology, culture, and nature. Marrying ecocriticism and musicology, and understanding musical sounds as part of the ecosystems they inhabit, ecomusicology asks us to think differently about the music we make, the lyrics that accompany music, how instruments are built, how music is delivered, and the sounds and music in nature. This will be at the Green Sage on Broadway in downtown Asheville. Socializing at 5:30 PM, program starts at 6 PM.
09/24/14 JUSTICE FOR PALESTINE
This is hosted by Asheville Socialists and will be held at the Highsmith Student Union at UNCA. Time is 6:30 PM. This past summer saw renewed and extreme brutality from Israel as Gaza was bombed daily. The question of how Palestinian liberation can be won is more pressing than ever before. Join the International Socialist Organization to discuss the state of the I srael/Palestine conflict, how justice for Palestine can be won, and why the Arab working class is central to the fight against Israeli apartheid. This is a Facebook event.
09/25/14 LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CANDIDATE FORUM
Time is 6-8 PM and location is Asheville Chamber of Commerce at 36 Montford Avenue in Asheville. Buncombe County Candidates Forum. Join the League and the Chamber of Commerce as we host a forum for Buncombe County candidates. Forum panelists invited include candidates for the following offices: Buncombe County Board Commissioners (Districts 2 and 3), Buncombe County School Board (Enka, Erwin and Reynolds Districts), District Court Judge (District 28), District Attorney and Buncombe County Sheriff. Doors open at 5:30 PM.
09/26/14 UNCA HUMANITIES LECTURE
Sarah Judson will address “Black Protest Thought” at 11:25 AM at Humanities Lecture Hall. Judson is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies. Admission is free and open to the public.
09/26/14 WESTERN CAROLINIANS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This meeting will be at 3:15 PM at Brooks-Howell Home in the video room.
09/27/14 CAROLINAS HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZING CONFERENCE IN GREENVILLE
Organizations working on the front lines of poverty, violence, deportations, mass incarceration, ecological justice, labor and education are coming together to build up our numbers and coordinate our strategies. Action teams will train together to create action plans and community assemblies will converge to discuss the realities we are facing and commit to action. This is at the Enoree River Baptist Association Center at 421 Dallas Rd in Greenville, SC. Time is 9 AM to 6:30 PM. Cost: (Lunch included) is $35 for registration after 09/13/2014 (cheaper before), $15 for students. For more info call 864.735.5520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Folks are invited to travel together to Greenville for Carolinas Human Rights Organizing Conference on Sept. 27. Meet on Porch Battery Park Apts at 7:30 am. Return trip leaving Greenville after dinner, arriving home by 8:30 pm or earlier. Share gas. Email to confirm to email@example.com and for information on where to register and other details.
09/27/14 HEALTH & FITNESS FAIR AT A B TECH
This is being organized by WNC Health Advocates, and it will be from 10 AM to 5 PM at AB Tech Ferguson Auditorium. There will be film, face painting, yoga sessions, fitness classes and information on ACA and more. Kid friendly, free, open to everyone.
09/28/14 CLIMTE MARCH REPORT BACK
In order to continue the momentum of the climate march, Asheville Climate Bus organizers will hold a “report-back” event one week after the march. This will give marchers an opportunity to share their experiences with donors, friends and the public at large. The report-back event will be held at 7 PM in the new auditorium of the Rainbow Community School at 574 Haywood Road (the corner of Haywood Rd. and State Street) in West Asheville. You are invited to share stories, ask questions, reunite and join in the NEXT STEPS from the People’s Climate March. All are welcome.
09/30/14 PUBLIC FORUM ON VOTING RIGHTS IN BREVARD
Time is 7 PM, and the location is Transylvania County Library. Guest speaker is Adam Sotak of Democracy NC. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
10/01/14 GREEN DRINKS AND SIERRA CLUB MEETING
Sierra Club of Western North Carolina, Asheville Green Drinks & WNC Alliance will present “Protecting NC Water from Fracking & Coal Ash” on Wed, October 1, 2014 at 7 PM. Sally Morgan with Clean Water for NC and Julie Mayfield, co-director with WNC Alliance will present. Free & open to the public. Socializing at 7 PM and the panel discussion begins at 7:15 PM on Oct. 1st. Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1 Edwin Pl. on corner of Edwin & Charlotte in Asheville. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-683-2176.
10/05/14 RALLY TO EXPAND MEDICAID
WNC Health Advocates presents a Rally to Expand Medicaid at 3 PM in Pritchard Park. Learn why access to health care is important and why it saves money, how much money North Carolina is losing because of its refusal to accept Medicaid expansion, and what the price of non-expansion is in human terms. Voter registration will be held, so come on out and bring your friends. Contact Leslie at email@example.com for more information.
10/6/14 PISGAH LEGAL POVERTY FORUM
4th Annual Poverty Forum will be held at Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville. Don't miss social justice advocate, attorney and author Sister Simone Campbell, SSS when she and NETWORK's other “Nuns on the Bus” roll into Asheville. 5:30 PM for cocktail reception; 7:00 PM for Forum. Tickets: $50/person Cocktail Reception and Forum; $15/person Forum Only. Reception Catered by Chestnut/Corner Kitchen Catering. For more details and to purchase tickets or contact Betsy Fedder at 210-3444.
10/6/14 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY MEETING
Time is 7 PM and location is North Asheville Library. This will be a planning meeting for the David Cobb event. Call Ruth at 232-2883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
10/06/14 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. This happens on the first Monday of the month. Dinner is at 6 PM and the speaker/program is at 7 PM. Contact Cheryl at email@example.com for more information.
10/07/14 VETERANS FOR PEACE BOOK CLUB AT MALAPROPS
We will meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Malaprops, for a 1 1/2 hour discussion on a book related to a current political topic. The chosen book for October is ‘On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfare’ by Noam Chomsky and Andre Vitchek. You may purchase the book at Malaprops (10% off list for all book clubs), or order on line as you wish, or check it out from the public library. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/10/14 PUBLIC LECTURE AT UNCA
Time is 11:25 AM to 12:35 PM, and location is Carmichael Humanities Lecture Hall at UNCA. Free & Open to the Public. Lecture presented by Dr. Walters, Professor, Department of Drama. This lecture will examine the reasons that the past 30 years have seen the number of inmates in federal custody grow by 800 percent, the majority for drug-related crimes, and more than 60 percent are racial and ethnic minorities. Title is “Incarceration Nation”.
10/14/14 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street in Asheville.
10/16/14 LECTURE AT MARS HILL UNIVERSITY
Lecture by Oralene Simmons, former Rosenwald School student, Great-great-granddaughter of the slave named Joseph Anderson, and the first African American admitted to Mars Hill College, and Susi Anderson, resident of Hawaii and Great-great-granddaughter of the slave-master of Joseph Anderson. Time TBA. This is part of the Rural Heritage Museum exhibition: “Our Story–This Place, The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School”. Location is Montague Hall on the campus of Mars Hill University. Admission is free, and the exhibit will run until February 2015. For more information please call (828) 689-1400.
10/21/14 ACTIVIST DAVID COBB TO SPEAK IN ASHEVILLE
Move to Amend of Buncombe County is bringing activist David Cobb (national leader of Move to Amend) to speak at Jubilee! at 46 Wall Street in Asheville, NC from 7 to 9 PM on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Move To Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals who believe that constitutional rights belong only to human beings, not to corporations, and that money is not a form of free speech and can be regulated during elections. David Cobb is National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. David has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He truly believes we must use ALL the tools in the toolbox to effect the systemic social change we so desperately need. For questions and information, contact Diana at 828-275-0680 or email email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
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.
Announcement from local activist Steve Norris:
To my friends: I am working with a coalition of activists and organizations from around the country preparing for a week of nonviolent direct actions in Washington DC in early November. We are calling our campaign Beyond Extreme Energy. Please consider joining us. We will also be asking for donations to support this work. Feel free to call or email me with questions. Steve Norris, 828-777-7816, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcement from local activist Craig Klawuhn:
SCHEDULE FREE SHOWING AT YOUR VENUE
Peacemakers Film - 66 minute blu ray
( also 24 or 48 minute version )
Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat approach the subject of peace from different perspectives. Jeremy’s efforts are aimed at global ceasefire, an end to violence and awareness of International Peace Day, Prem focuses on the individual’s need for personal peace.
Contact Peace is Possible NC