11/02/15 DINNER WITH PROGRESSIVES
Let's dine with wonderful, like minded people and then enjoy our speakers; Mark Case our old friend who will give us an update on the US Postal Service and Brian Haynes (candidate for City Council) who was very sorry he didn't make it to the October Dinner. We ask that all attendees to RSVP so we can give our friends at Green Sage a headcount for dinner, beverage and/or dessert. Contact Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information. Dinner is at 5:30 and speakers are from 6 - 7 PM. Location is Green Sage Cafe in Westgate Plaza.
11/02/15 FILM AT UNCA
Film: “Citizen Autistic” will be shown from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Highsmith University Union, room143 at UNCA. “Citizen Autistic” is a documentary film highlighting autism activists on the frontline. Free and open to the public.
11/03/15 TO 11/7/15 AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH EXHIBIT
Robert Shetterly's “Americans Who Tell the Truth” exhibit is on display now at the YMI Center in Asheville. This exhibit contains the portraits of fifty-two courageous Americans Who Tell the Truth and were painted by Robert Shetterly. $10 Suggested Donation. The YMI Center is open from 11 to 4 PM on Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Mondays. This exhibit will be up through November 7, 2015. This is the last week to see this!
11/03/15 ELECTION DAY FOR ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL
And various other local elections around our area. The right to vote was hard won, so be sure to exercise YOUR right to vote.
11/03/15 ASHEVILLE CITY TRANSIT COMMITTEE MEETING
Transit Committee Meeting from 3:30 - 5 PM. Location is the 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall in downtown Asheville.
11/03/15 WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL LECTURE SERIES
“Israeli-Palestinian Borders – Issues and Dilemmas,” with Harvey Starr, author and emeritus professor of international affairs at the University of South Carolina, where he continues to serve as an institute associate of The Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, consulting faculty in the Jewish Studies Program, and a Rule of Law Collaborative faculty member. The lectures are sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's Department of Political Science. Time is 7:30 PM. Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information call 828.251.6140.
11/03/15 SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national network of groups educating and organizing white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice. Asheville SURJ hosts a weekly discussion group on risk-taking, accountability, mutual interest and how to call more white people into racial justice work. Anyone with a passion for working with white people on racial justice is welcome. Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/03/15 EMPATHY BUDDIES WORKSHOP
CNVC Certified Trainer Roberta Wall will be offering an Empathy Buddies training workshop. The event will be located at the French Broad Co-op in the Movement and Learning Center (MLC) room. The event will be on an as you choose sliding scale between $15 - $30 per person. The event will be one and a half hours long. Once there are at least 10 people paying $15 or more each, Roberta's policy will be to let anyone who wants to pay less than $15 due to their financial or other needs participate. This strategy is for meeting needs for inclusiveness, celebration of everyone who wants to learn, as well as Roberta's sustainability. People who pay $30 will be supporting scholarships for people who will pay less than $15. Time is 7 to 8:45 PM and location is French Broad Food Coop at 90 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville. This is a facebook event, so please go there for more information on how to register and how to pay.
11/04/15 GREEN DRINKS AND SIERRA CLUB MEETING
The topic will be “The Impact of Climate Change on Food Production”. How will a changing climate affect the way we farm and what we eat? How do we build resilient and sustainable food systems? The talk features Warren Wilson College sustainable agriculture professor Laura Lengnick, author of the forthcoming book Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate and lead author of the recent USDA report “Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Effects and Adaptation.” Time is 7 PM (program starts at 7:15) at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville (corner of Charlotte & Edwin). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 828-683-2176 for more information.
11/05/15 CENTER FOR DIVERSITY EDUCATION ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, will be the keynote speaker for the commemoration of the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education 20th anniversary. This event will pay tribute to the work of the Asheville Student Committee of Racial Equality from 1960-1965. Seating will begin at 6 PM and no backpacks or food or drinks are permitted. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Deborah Miles at email@example.com for more information. Time is 7 PM and location is Kimmel Arena at UNCA.
11/05/15 EARLY NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY IN WNC
In honor of Native American History Month, learn the history behind the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in the 19th Century from their land in North Carolina. Discuss the larger implications and the impact it had on the Cherokee community and history in Western North Carolina. This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ellen Pearson, Associate Professor of History. This is part of the Lunch and Learn series. Location is Intercultural Center at UNCA, and time is 11:50 AM to 1:05 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This is sponsored by the Multicultural Student Programs.
11/05/15 DISCUSSION ON HUMAN POSSIBILITIES
Join conscious and creative individuals for conversations about the wild diversity of human culture, and ways of living into being a regenerative and compassionate society. Time is 7 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/05/15 LECTURE AT UNCA
“ISIS: Terror in the Name of Religion”, presented by Dr. Samer Traboulsi, History Dept., and Mr. Tristan Mead, undergraduate student, International Studies. Presented by Provost Joe Urgo. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Jo Steininger, 251-6415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is 11:30 AM to 1 PM and location is Karen Hall, room 139 - Laurel Forum.
11/05/15 FILM AT REGAL BILTMORE GRAND
From the producers of “Fork Over Knives” comes the film “Plant Pure Nation”. See the film and learn more about the Plant Pure City Pod, with a Q&A following the film with Nelson Campbell. See PlantPureNation.com for more information on the film. Time is 7 PM and location is I-26 and Long Shoals Road in south Asheville.
11/05/15 PANEL DISCUSSION AT UNCA
Panel discussion on ‘Forced Sterilization on People with Disabilities and other Marginalized Identities” This will be held at Zageir Hall, room 227, at UNCA. Time is noon.
11/05/15 HOMEWARD BOUND OF WNC EVENT
“Welcome Home Tour” is a tour of Asheville organizations that serve the homeless population. Registration is required. Free to attend. Location is 218 Patton Avenue in Asheville. Time is 11 AM. Call 258-1695 for more information and to register.
11/06/15 ASCORE LEADERSHIP AWARDS AND LUNCH
The title of this event is “Building on a Legacy: 2042 ASCORE Leadership Awards.” The luncheon (with vegan and gluten free options) and honor five change agents in our community and share highlights of the last 20 years. Tickets options are: $50 for individual tickets, $100 for patron tickets, $600 for table sponsors and $1000 for award sponsors. Some of the ticket price is tax deductible. In 1995, it was impossible to imagine the world 20 years in the future. The influence that social media, digitization, 9/11, globalization, changing, demography, brain research, and varying civil rights issues on the work of equity and inclusion was unforeseeable. This event is sponsored by the Center for Diversity Education at UNCA. Time is 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM, and location is Morris Hellenic Center at 227 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville. For more information, contact Deborah at email@example.com.
11/06/15 BIONEERS EVENT
The Asheville Bioneers conference (a Resilient Communities Network Event) is taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University—Asheville (36 Montford Ave, above the AVL Visitor Center) on Friday, November 6, Wednesday, November 11, and Friday, November 13. Lenoir-Rhyne University is proud to present the 2015 Asheville Bioneers Conference, a Resilient Communities Network Event on three evenings in November. As we have done during past Bioneers conference the event will weave in “beamed in” speeches from theNational 2015 Bioneers Conference and feature discussions with local panels. Network, engage in dialogue, broaden the conversation, and collectively plan some next steps to help WNC move toward a more sustainable future. Time is 5:30 to 10 PM. Location is Lenoir-Rhyne University in the second floor conference room. Topics for this date are spirituality and healing, and adaptation and resilience.
11/06/15 UNTIL WE FIND THEM! PRESENTATION
Nadin Reyes Maldonado, a Mexican human rights defender, links the issues of militarization, drug policy and free trade agreements in which the US plays a major role to the 27,000 forced disappearances over the last decade. Time is 12 noon and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/06/15 MEDITATION ON PEACE
“Living the Global Heart: A Path of Peace” will be a meditation from 7 to 8:30 PM at Center for Spiritual Living at 2 Science of Mind Way in Asheville. No charge. Contact Celeste at 828-231-7638 or email@example.com for more information.
11/07/15 CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY
Learn what you can do to help mitigate Climate Change. Join the Citizens Climate Lobby - Asheville Chapter. Next meeting is at 12:30 PM to 3 PM at Kairos West Community Center at 742 Haywood Road in west Asheville.
11/07/15 PRESENTATION ON FORCED DISAPPEARANCES IN MEXICO
Nadín Reyes Maldonado, a Mexican human rights defender, links the issues of militarization, drug policy and free trade agreements in which the US plays a major role to the 27,000 forced disappearances over the last decade. Title of presentation is “Until We Find them!” Time is 5 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/07/15 COFFEE WITH A COP
Join your neighbors and law enforcement representatives from the Asheville Police Department for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. Time is 8 to 10 Am and location is Kairos West Community Center at 742 Haywood Road in west Asheville. Contact Keith at 828-259-5834 for more information. This was a facebook event.
11/07/15 CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY MEETING
Citizens Climate Lobby meets the first Saturday of each month. Next month: November 7th from 12:30-3 PM at Kairos West Community Center, 742 Haywood Road in west Asheville. We are advocating for a Carbon Fee & Dividend, which would impose a fee on fossil fuels at point entry; this fee will be refunded to individuals and families. There is bipartisan support in Congress as this will create jobs and help grow the economy, boosting renewables.For more information, contact email@example.com. (Best to confirm time and date with them, since I have not heard from them in awhile. - dancewater)
11/08/15 ASHEVILLE N.O.W. MEETING
Sunday, November 8 - Our Final Business Meeting at the YWCA for 2015. Time is 2 PM at the YWCA on South French Broad in Asheville.. We'll plan our Annual Year-End Meeting for December, it's our special holiday gathering. Venue, Date/Time to be determined. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/09/15 RACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY - LECTURE AT AB TECH
Professor David Shi, President Emeritus of Furman University, is going to speak on “A More Perfect Union: Race in American History”. Sponsored by A-B Tech’s Social Sciences Department, the program is free and open to the public. Professor Shi is a resident of Brevard and also taught history at Furman. He is the author of several books focusing on American cultural history, including the award-winning “The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture” and “Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920.” Time is 3 PM and location is Sycamore 201 at AB Tech in Asheville.
11/09/15 PROTEST AT EXXON STATION
This protest will run from 3 PM to dark and will be held at the Exxon station at 51 Merrimon, just north of I-240. Protest to raise awareness about Exxon's lies regarding the connection between fossil fuels and climate change. We support a Department of Justice investigation and lawsuit under the RICO statutes, similar to those against tobacco companies. This is a facebook event.
11/09/15 COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORUM
State Senator Terry Van Duyn will host a community forum from 6 to 8 PM on November 9 at Asheville High School auditorium, at 419 McDowell Street in Asheville. Purpose is to discuss the N.C. state of education and share insights from her seat in the state legislature. This is free and open to the public. Guest panelist will include Rep. Brian M. Turner; Buncombe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin; Asheville City School Superintendent Dr. Pamela Baldwin; and Erwin High’s Brian Gonzales, 2016 Buncombe County Teacher of the Year. No contact information, this is a facebook event.
11/09/15 FILM SCREENING AT UNCA
Join Multicultural Student Programs in the film screening of “Dakota-38”. This film documents one man’s journey to learn the history of the mass execution of 38 Dakota warriors during the US-Dakota War in 1862. Location is Highsmith Union, room 224, at UNCA. Time is 6 PM. Hosted by UNC Asheville Intercultural Center.
11/09/15 PRESENTATION ON ARCHBISHOP ROMERO’S LIFE
Please join the Peace and Justice ministry at Parish of St. Eugene on November 9th for a presentation by Megan Reilly Buser and Esther Chavez as they share details of Archbishop Romero’s life and ministry as well as key moments of his beatification celebration. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Puposas and Salvadorian Street food snacks will be available. Presentation begins at 7 PM - Childcare available. Parish of St. Eugene is at 72 Culvern Street in Asheville. Contact St. Eugene Church for more information.
11/10/15 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING
Time is 6:30 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville.
11/10/15 ACTION AT CITY HALL
This is reportedly organized by “Fight for 15” and will happen at 8 AM in front of Asheville City Hall. No further details available.
11/10/15 STEM LECTURE AT UNCA
“The US Health Care System ~ The Only Developed Country Where Maternal Deaths Are On The Rise” is a lecture by Daniel Frayne, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine and Blake Fagan, MAHEC Division of Family Medicine. The STEM lecture series is free and open to the public. Time is 4:30 to 6 PM and location is Reuter Center, room 102, Manheimer Room at UNCA.
11/10/15 “FIGHT FOR 15” RALLY AT ASHEVILLE CITY HALL
The Fight for 15/Raise Up will be having a national day of action for $15 and union rights on November 10. In Asheville, we will have an action at city hall at 8 AM that morning. This is open to the public. Please contact Ben at email@example.com for more information.
11/11/15 ARMISTICE DAY
Ring a bell for the end of all wars.
11/11/15 CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY AT UNCA
UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education will screen four documentaries in the series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” Screenings take place at 6 PM on four Wednesdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 28, and Nov. 11 in the Highsmith Union Grotto. Discussions led by Dwight Mullen, Darin Waters, and Sarah Judson after the screening. Free. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 232-5024.
11/11/15 ‘TO CHANGE EVERYTHING’ TOUR
Climate change, economic crisis, unrest from Baltimore to Brazil: the prevailing order is unsustainable in every way. This international panel of social movement veterans seeks to answer the question “How do we change everything?” Time is 5 to 8 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/11/15 BIONEERS EVENT / GREEN DRINKS
The Asheville Bioneers conference (a Resilient Communities Network Event) is taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University—Asheville (36 Montford Ave, above the AVL Visitor Center) on Friday, November 6, Wednesday, November 11, and Friday, November 13. In partnership with Asheville Green Drinks, the November 11th event will feature a beamed in talk from the national conference by Malik Yakini followed by a panel of local experts and activists. Malik Yakini, Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, will explore how the current industrial food system that supplies most of our food creates inequities, based in part on the social construct we call “race.” He will share thoughts on addressing racism, thinking beyond the logic of capitalism and how we might create a more just, sustainable food system. We will follow this with a local panel discussion and engage our community in conversations about better ways to address these issues locally. Refreshments will be provided, thanks to Catawba Brewing. Socializing begins at 5:30. The programming begins at 6 PM and will run until 7:30 PM. We will meet in the 2nd floor conference room.
11/11/15 STUDENT PANEL AT UNCA
Multicultural Student Programs Presents “My Culture, Not Your Mascot”. Across the country, athletic teams and schools utilize Native American imagery and culture as mascots. Engage in a dialogue that reflects the national conversation of the cultural implications and historical significance of the utilizing Native American symbols and identities as mascots. Hear the perspective of panelists from the Native American Student Association. This is sponsored by UNCA Intercultural Center. Time is 6 to 8 PM and location is Highsmith Union, room 221, at UNCA. This was a facebook event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/11/15 JUST PEACE IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE
This meeting will be at 9:30 AM at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church at 117 Montreat Road in Black Mountain. Contact Suchi at email@example.com for more information.
11/12/15 to 11/15/15 PEACE CONFERENCE AT LAKE JUNALUSKA
This will be November 12-15, 2015 at Lake Junaluska. Theme will be “Longing for Peace/Exploring the Heart of God”. Keynote speakers are Rabia Terri Harris, founder of the Muslim Peace Fellowship; Rabbi Or Rose, founding director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College and Dr. Sam Wells, vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Special music by Yuval Ron and Ensemble-- a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist, and record producer. The Yuval Ron Ensemble has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. They will perform Saturday eve. Registration is $145. Packages which include registration, lodging and meals are available. Register via Lake Junaluska website or call 828-454-6682 for more information.
11/12/15 FORUM TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS
Join us at the Forum on Veteran Homelessness on November 12th, presented by AVL Technologies. We'll feature Jas Boothe, a veteran who experienced homelessness after Hurricane Katrina and now works to end female veteran homelessness. She'll join a panel of local experts on the topic. Your ticket also includes a full meal and is only $25 ($27.37 with service charge). Time is 5:30 to 8:30 PM and location is Celine and Company at 49 Broadway Avenue in Asheville. Homeward Bound of WNC is organizing this event. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, please contact Beth Russo at 258.1695 ext. 111.
11/12/15 THIRD ANNUAL ROOT BALL FROM GREENWORKS
While we usually encourage you to “get dirty for a great cause,” the GreenWorks Root Ball is an opportunity to celebrate in style. Join us for an evening that will include: silent auction and drink reception, environmental excellence awards dinner, keynote address by Josh Dorfman. Tickets are $45 in advance ($40 for members) and $55 at the door ($50 for members). RSVP by October 30th. Contact us for more information and how to order tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be held in Historic Montford at the MHCC Events Center (Greek Orthodox Church) at 227 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville. Time is 6 to 9 PM.
11/12/15 HENDERSONVILLE GREEN DRINKS
Time is 6-8 PM at Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville. Grab a beer and join like-minded individuals to discuss environmental issues and hear presentations by local environmental leaders.
11/12/15 JUST ECONOMICS EVENT
People’s Advocacy and Action Group–Affordable Housing Action Follow Up. All are welcome, dinner provided. Time is 6 to 8 PM and location is the United Way in Asheville. Just Economics works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. We see ourselves not as people of privilege advocating on behalf of low-income people but rather, people of privilege and low-income people advocating together for a better economic community. We welcome participation in our work from all members of our community. We are currently focused on living wage jobs, accessible transportation, and affordable housing.
11/12/15 SURVIVORS ART SHOW BY OUR VOICE
Our VOICE is pleased to announce the 14th Annual “Heart Works - Survivors Arts Show” November 12th from 5:30-8:30 PM at the YMI Cultural Center. The annual arts show is a unique community event that features visual and performance art created by survivors of sexual assault. Performance starts at 7 PM. Contact Our Voice for more information.
11/13/15 BIONEERS EVENT
The Asheville Bioneers conference (a Resilient Communities Network Event) is taking place at Lenoir-Rhyne University—Asheville (36 Montford Ave, above the AVL Visitor Center) on Friday, November 6, Wednesday, November 11, and Friday, November 13. Lenoir-Rhyne University is proud to present the 2015 Asheville Bioneers Conference, a Resilient Communities Network Event on three evenings in November. As we have done during past Bioneers conference the event will weave in “beamed in” speeches from the National 2015 Bioneers Conference and feature discussions with local panels. Network, engage in dialogue, broaden the conversation, and collectively plan some next steps to help WNC move toward a more sustainable future. Time is 5:30 to 10 PM. Location is Lenoir-Rhyne University in the second floor conference room. Topic for this date is climate change.
11/13/15 TAKE BACK THE NARRATIVE - EVENT AT MALAPROPS
Take Back the Narrative showcases creative pieces written by survivors of sexual assault in order to create space for their stories and open up conversation around sexual violence in the community. This event is a collaboration between OurVOICE, Asheville's advocacy and support group for survivors of rape and sexual assault in the city and county, and UNC Asheville's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Location is Malaprop’s on Haywood Street in Asheville. Time is 7 PM. For more information, contact Malaprops.
11/13/15 COMMUNITY RACE RELATIONS DEBATE
Asheville and area residents are invited to attend a community debate in which four prominent citizens will debate against, and in support of, the following resolution: “RESOLVED: Asheville has disenfranchised its African-American population.” Kickoff event for community debate series is Friday, November 13 at 5:30 PM at Asheville High School. There is no charge for attendance. The three-part debate series will take place on Friday evenings at 5:30 PM in the Asheville High School auditorium, November 13, January 29, and April 8, 2015. Two-person teams will debate substantive issues including race relations, and the organic food/eat-local movements. The first debate features Dr. Dwight Mullen (political science professor) and Dr. Darin Waters (history professor) of UNC-Asheville debating in SUPPORT of the resolution, and Dr. Carl Mumpower (local psychologist) and Dr. Wendell Runion (local radio station owner and evangelist) debating AGAINST the resolution.
11/14/15 RAISE UP FOR 15 RALLY
This is a Drive-Through Sit-In Pre-Action Rally. Join local activists preparing for a demonstration of public support for the Raise Up for 15 movement. This meeting will include speakers, distribution of printed materials for participants, and multi-media documentation. Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/14/15 HARD TO RECYCLE EVENT
Founded in 2011 by Rainbow Recycling, Hard 2 Recycle events are free to the public collections geared to bring awareness to other modes of recycling to our area. Four quarterly held collections to cover the four corners of the County and one central event in Downtown Asheville. Our goal is to educate, collect and divert items that would normally end up in the Landfill i.e Styrofoam, Electronics, Books, Batteries, Cooking Oil and much more. November 14th - Arden NC - 2310 Hendersonville Road, Arden NC 28704 (10 AM to 2 PM). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to confirm.
11/14/15 DRIVE-THROUGH SIT-IN PRE-ACTION RALLY
Join local activists preparing for a demonstration of public support of the Raise Up for 15 movement. This meeting will include speakers, distribution of printed materials for participants, and multimedia documentation. Time is 10 AM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books.
11/15/15 BLACK LIVES MATTER SUNDAY
At 10 AM, Hill Street Baptist Church of Asheville will host Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead as a guest speaker. She is an Associate Professor of Communications and African and African-American Studies at Loyola University in Maryland. Professor Wise Whitehead is an historian who works in the black documentary tradition. She will also be the guest speaker at an event at UNCA at 4 PM. The location will be the Alumni Hall in the Highsmith Building. These events are open to the public.
11/15/15 FILM AT FIRESTORM CAFE
On June 28, 2009, the people of Honduras were preparing to vote in their country's first-ever referendum. However, instead of waking up to ballot boxes they rose to find their streets full of soldiers. The first coup d'état in Central America in three decades. Beginning with the historic moment of the coup, “Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley” follows three key members of the farmers' resistance over four years as they attempt to implement participatory democracy in their new communities. All while trying to survive the violent reaction of the landlord and the coup regime. Time is 1 PM and location is Firestorm Cafe & Books at 610 Haywood Street in west Asheville. Contact Firestorm at email@example.com for more information.
11/16/15 PUBLIC INPUT TO NANTAHALA AND PISGAH PLAN REVISION
As a requirement to forest plan revision process, the USDA Forest Service will do evaluations of lands that may be suitable for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and identifying rivers for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. These evaluation materials will be available in late October on the Forest Service USDA’s website. Then a public meeting will be held for input from the general public on these evaluations. Time is 6 to 8 PM and location is Mountain View Room, Kimmel Arena, UNCA in Asheville. Meetings are open to the public.
11/16/15 PUBLIC HEARING ON I-26 CONNECTOR
A Public Hearing will be held on November 16th at the Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom, 31 Woodfin Street in Asheville. NCDOT representatives will be available between 4 PM and 6:30 PM for the Pre-Hearing Open House to answer questions and receive comments on the project. The formal public hearing that will then begin at 7 PM with a review of the project, followed by a public comment session. Public comments on the DEIS [Draft Environmental Impact Study] will be received through December 16, 2015. This is a facebook event.
11/16/15 MOVE TO AMEND BUNCOMBE COUNTY MEETING
Location is the North Asheville Library at 1030 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Time is 7 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-275-0680.
11/16/15 UNITED NATIONS LECTURE AT UNCA
United Nations President Lecture on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 11 AM. Location is the Manheimer Room at Reuter Center at UNCA. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the U.N. General Assembly, will be giving a talk entitled “The United Nations at 70: Reflections on the Past, Prospects for the Future.” Lykkeftoft is a former Danish politician who was unanimously elected for a term that began on September 15, 2015. There are a myriad of issues the United Nations will be addressing this coming year, including: the Syrian refugee crisis; the Sustainable Development Goals; Climate Change; and the Israeli-Palestinian situation, just to mention a few. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNC Asheville's Political Science Department and OLLI.
11/17/15 WNC 4 PEACE MEETING
Location is the North Asheville Community Center at 37 E. Larchmont Street in north Asheville. Time is 6 PM. Contact Craig at email@example.com for more information.
11/18/15 GREEN DRINKS
Dive into The Magical World of Moss Gardening with Mossin’ Annie Martin. She is aWestern North Carolina native, educator, landscape designer and farmer. Her presentation will identify recommended species, teach basic propagation and design and install a moss garden – in 45 minute presentation. Check out her website and the latest Mountain Xpress article about her. Mosses are a gardener’s dream. These emerald beauties thrive where nothing else grows and provide year-round delights in all planting zones. Time is 5:30 and location is Twin Leaf Brewery at 144 Coxe Avenue in Asheville. Entrance is the big garage door on Banks Avenue.
11/18/15 NC WARN’S CLIMATE ROADSHOW
The Alliance for Energy Democracy, along with the Earth Team at First Congregational Church of Asheville, Creation Care Alliance of WNC and Transition Asheville will present NC WARN’s Climate Roadshow. Jim Warren, Executive Director of NC WARN will explain their Emergency Climate Response Campaign. Jim and other NCWARN staff will engage you in a presentation and discussion on this new campaign, updated climate science, and what we can do about it. Participants will leave with more knowledge, hope and sense of power so that they can take effective action against Duke Energy on their climate change indifference. Time is 7 to 9 PM and location is the First Congregational Church Asheville at 20 Oak Street in Asheville. Free and open to the public. Please contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
11/19/15 HOMEWARD BOUND OF WNC TOUR
“Welcome Home Tour” is a tour of Asheville organizations that serve the homeless population. Registration required, free to attend. Time is 11 AM. Call 258-1695 for more information and for instructions on how to register.
11/20/15 EVENT AT MALAPROPS
In Jimmy Guignard's sobering “Pedaling the Sacrifice Zone: Teaching, Writing, and Living Above the Marcellus Shale”, the author, a professor at Pennsylvania's Mansfield University, takes readers on a cycling tour “through the fraught landscape of his family's life in the *sacrifice zone*” of the Marcellus Shale, ground zero of the natural gas industry and fracking. Location is Malaprop’s on Haywood Street in Asheville. Time is 7 PM. Call Malaprops for more information.
11/20/15 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 noon to 2 PM. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Dr. Terry Clark, Chair, 633-0892 or Dr. Lew Patrie, 299-1242.
11/20/15 CREATION CARE ALLIANCE FUNDRAISER
Making Music Making a Difference - A Old Time and Bluegrass concert supporting The Creation Care Alliance will be held at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 201 Blue Ridge Road in Black Mountain. The Old Time and Bluegrass bands from Warren Wilson College will perform. Time is 5:30 to 8 PM.
11/20/15 to 11/22/15 SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS WATCH PROTEST AT FORT BENNING GEORGIA
11/21/15 MEMORIAL FOR TONY BING
Dr. Max Carter will be the primary speaker. This will be held at Highland Farms. More information to follow.
11/21/15 GREEN GRANNIES SING FOR THE CLIMATE
Green Grannies Sing for the Climate at Pritchard Park at 4 PM. Google "Singfortheclimate" and come out and sing with us! This happens on the third Saturday of every month.
11/22/15 BENEFIT FOR ‘KIDS 4 PEACE’ IN ASHEVILLE
Join award winning whimsical re-percussionist Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band on Sunday, November 22, at 7 PM at the Altamont Theatre at 18 Church Street in Asheville for the release celebration of their new recording ‘habayta (Homeward) New Jewish Songs of Joy and Spirit’. Jonas has appeared at numerous synagogues, Jewish summer camps, community centers and Jewish Day Schools throughout the US. About Kids4Peace: Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace is an interfaith community of more than 1,800 Israeli, Palestinian and North American youth, families and educators working together for a better future. Through a network of local chapters and international camps, they provide a six-year, year-round educational program for Jewish, Christian & Muslim youth. Activities focus on interfaith dialogue, community-building, leadership development, and nonviolent action. Tickets are $36 and include reception and food. For further information and tickets call 617-501-1983.
11/27/25 JUST PEACE IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE
This meeting will be at 3:15 PM at Brooks-Howell Home on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. Meet in the media room. Contact Suchi at email@example.com for more information.
12/01/15 WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL LECTURE SERIES
“DEAS (ISIS) and PKK – The Regional Struggle for Hegemony: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar," with Ali Demirdas, a member of the international studies faculty at the College of Charleston and a Ph.D. candidate at University of South Carolina. The lectures are sponsored by the WNC chapter of the World Affairs Council, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville, and the university's Department of Political Science. Admission to World Affairs Council presentations at UNC Asheville is $10 for the public; free to members of the World Affairs Council and UNC Asheville students. For more information call 828.251.6140.
12/03/15 CREATION CARE ALLIANCE MEETING
Creation Care Alliance General Meeting. Time is 5:30 to 7 PM. Location is the First Baptist Church of Asheville at 5 Oak Street in downtown Asheville.
12/10/15 JUST ECONOMICS ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Just Economics Annual Celebration. Free, food and entertainment provided, all are welcome. Time is 6 to 9 PM and location is Jubilee! in downtown Asheville. Just Economics works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. We see ourselves not as people of privilege advocating on behalf of low-income people but rather, people of privilege and low-income people advocating together for a better economic community. We welcome participation in our work from all members of our community. We are currently focused on living wage jobs, accessible transportation, and affordable housing.
Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 4:30 PM at Pack Square, Vance Monument
Showing Up for Racial Justice Meeting at 10 AM at Firestorm Cafe & Books
Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville
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. Call 884-3435 to confirm.
Third Saturdays – Asheville’s Green Grannies invites the public to “sing for the climate” at Pritchard Park 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.