Civics 101 at Edington Center

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Civics 101 at Edington Centert The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, Pisgah Legal Services, and Children First CIS of Buncombe County have joined together to present Civics 101. This series provides an opportunity for any community to learn about the roles and decision-making processes of our local governments and how citizens can advocate […]

Opinions after the CPAC event

Community events Racial equity

Opinions after the CPAC event In Asheville, as in many other cities around the country, the police department has been accused of excessive use of force. In early March of this year, the story of Johnnie Jermaine Rush, published by Citizen-Times*, once again exposed the extreme power of the police towards people of color. For […]


GO Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner

Community events Food Organizations

Green Opportunities Showcase Dinner The students of GO’s 17th Kitchen Ready training cycle managed a 3-course dinner on Thursday, February 22nd in Southside Kitchen. This celebratory dinner was open to the public and was a total success. Special thanks to Amy Cantrell for helping us with the interviews.


Art Community events Organizations

Testify Date My City platformed experiences and statements of revelation as a building tool to help deepen and strengthen our connections as well as revive and seal commitments to racial justice. Attendees heard power stump speeches from local leaders. There was a closing word from Date My City founder Sheneika E Smith. Organic testimony from […]

Michelle Alexander speaks at UNCA

Immigration Publications Racial equity

The author of “The New Jim Crow” speaks at UNCA “Michelle Alexander’s best-selling book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” both crystallized and amplified public discussion about racism and civil rights, the war on drugs and the prison system. As an attorney, Alexander clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun at the […]

8th Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

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Standing up by Sitting Down Lewis Brandon a native of Asheville was a key participant in desegregating the lunch counters and movie theaters in Greensboro from 1960-1963. Mr. Brandon was invited by Kenilworth church as part of the 8th Annual Kenilworth Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the event, Mr. Brandon discussed the […]

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