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Friends Support Love Of Reading In Swaziland

Posted by admin on Feb 28, 2015 in Local Social Action, Meeting News

Once again, Asheville Friends have been led to make a very substantial donation to support fundamental and profound change in quality of life for people living far from our own geographic and economic place in the world. At our twelfth month 2013 meeting for business, Friends approved fully funding the Vusumnotfo reading project in Swaziland, the latest effort of Stephanie Gossett’s Peace Corps career, to provide a home for the several thousands of books that have already been donated to promote a love of reading and learning among Swazi youth.

Over $6000 was donated from the Alice Brown Fund, which Friends thought especially appropriate because of Alice’s connections to Southern Africa and her unflagging support of the leadings of young Friends in our Meeting. Friends were hesitant to make such a large donation without taking the time for deeper seasoning, but in the end were moved by the urgency of the need and influenced by memory of Alice’s frequent advice to “just get on with it”.

One Friend, reflecting more recently on our support of Stephanie’s work in Africa, shared these thoughts:

“To Friends, seeing the photos and reading the reports on teaching reading in Swaziland make me feel delighted to be a member of our Meeting, and glad to be sending support to Stephanie to do this work.”

 
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Swannanoa Friends Submit Letter On Gun Control

Posted by admin on Mar 16, 2013 in Local Social Action, Peace & Justice

Swannanoa Valley Friends, our sister Meeting “up the valley”, have united on a statement regarding gun violence and sent it to our elected representatives.

Here is what they say:

The recent shooting of children in an elementary school classroom with a legal, military-style assault weapon has deeply touched our hearts and awakened us to our obligation to do what we can to prevent the mass murder of our children from ever happening again.

As citizens and Quakers we are asking ourselves how we can help promote a culture of respect and compassion to replace a culture that allows and even encourages the kind of violence that can lead to such tragedies as Sandy Hook, Aurora, and Columbine.

We urge you as our representative to do your part to promote our well-being and safety by making illegal the buying and selling of weapons that make mass murder possible. We urge you to use your influence and your vote to ban military-style assault weapons and the high-capacity magazines that accompany them. We urge you to vote to require universal background checks to help keep guns out of the hands of those who might kill the innocent.

 
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BP Spill Funeral 9/4/10 Addendum to Events Calendar

Posted by admin on Sep 1, 2010 in Actions, Local Social Action

Forwarded by War Resister’s League: this Saturday September 4th, a local activist has planned a public funeral dirge on the sidewalks of downtown Asheville. This procession is to honor the loss of human and animal life caused by the BP Oil Spill. The devastation of truth in media, the devastation caused to our environment from oil corporations, and the horrible reality of the diminishing wetlands, are all impetus for this funeral to exist. This event is open to the public. It is asked that you dress in black. Black veils along with black armbands will be provided if you want them. They have made cardboard coffins painted black with stenciled images of pelicans, dolphins, and sea turtles. The hope for inviting the Western North Carolina community to participate in this funeral is to create solidarity amongst one another and to be given an opportunity to acknowledge the death and damage delivered to our Gulf coast.
Meet at the Sean Pace Gallery, 5 Walnut Street, suite 102, (four doors up from Scully’s) 11:30 am, plan to walk at Noon. A simple route through and around downtown is planned. Should not take longer then an hour. Pets are welcome.

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Coming up at Meeting

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2010 in Local Social Action, Meeting Events, Meeting News, Our Friends

Dear Friends,

This weekend is a time of food and fellowship as we join with Swannanoa Valley Friends for a potluck picnic on Saturday evening, and then celebrate two important milestones after rise of Meeting on Sunday.

Festivities will begin on Saturday at 5 p.m at the Meetinghouse as we gather with Friends from Swannanoa Valley Meeting for what we hope will be the first of many potluck get-togethers. As usual, Friends are encouraged to bring healthy, home-made offerings, and label the ingredients with a concern for those folks who have food sensitivities.

After rise of Meeting on Sunday, we will have a joint celebration of the recent marriage of Laura Maynard and Doug Lane and the transfer of membership of our now-longtime Friend Edie Patrick. Leftovers are likely but should not be taken for granted.

Also, Friends have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of those less fortunate in our larger Asheville community in several ways.
First, we have our ongoing Manna Food Bank collection box in the foyer, waiting to be filled with canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Second, Friend Jim C. is collecting bed linens, blankets, and towels to be donated to A-Hope, Asheville’s primary access point for support services for homeless people. And third, Friend Susan O. is helping folks who are transitioning from homelessness to independent living by collecting small appliances, dishes, and tableware. If you have larger items such as furniture to donate, please contact her in advance. All other items can be brought to Meeting – along with your contributions to our weekend festivities!

Best wishes,
Steve

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Upcoming events for the week of July 25, 2010

Posted by admin on Jul 27, 2010 in Local Social Action, Peace & Justice

Provided for us by Susan Oehler

07/27/10
PEACETOWN MEETING
This will be at the Top Floor Studio office http://www.topfloorstudio.com/index.php?/directions.html  at 58 ½ North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC.  Time is 6:30 PM. When you follow the above link for directions, there are parking suggestions given. After 6, street parking is free and Rankin and Civic Center parking decks are also close. There will be a peacetown sign on the door.

09/11/10
GREEN PARTY PICNIC
This will be at Riverside Park, time TBA.

09/27/10 to 10/1/10
Be Peace
Foundations Course This is in Charlotte at Unity of Charlotte , and is a multi-day event.  BePeace is a practice of coherence through appreciation, and connection to universal needs through empathy and honesty.  Lectures and experiential small group exercises will be used.  Registration fee.  For more information, go to  www.rasurinternational.org.

11/20/10
STAND UP, STAND DOWN
BY VETERANS FOR PEACE More information to come!

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With your support we are able to send a message to Congress demanding an end to the Afghanistan war.  Please help us build the numbers by forwarding this to five of your friends and encouraging them to visit this page and sign the petition – http://www.facebook.com/rethinkafghanistan?v=app_11007063052 Sincerely, Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe from Rethink Afghanistan

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Upcoming events for the week of July 18, 2010

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2010 in Actions, Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided for us by Susan Oehler

7/22/10  TRANSITION ASHEVILLE MEETING 90-minute orientations consist of a 30-minute video and then some discussion.  They are the perfect event to bring friends and family to if you’d like them to know more about the Transition movement.  The following orientations are scheduled:  Unitarian Universalist Church at Charlotte and Edwin in Asheville, at 7 pm on Thursday, July 22. Also on the first Mondays of the month at Firestorm Cafe at 7 PM.
07/27/10 PEACETOWN MEETING This will be at the Top Floor Studio office http://www.topfloorstudio.com/index.php?/directions.html  at 58 ½ North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC.  Time is 6:30 PM. When you follow the above link for directions, there are parking suggestions given. After 6, street parking is free and Rankin and Civic Center parking decks are also close. There will be a peacetown sign on the door.
09/11/10 GREEN PARTY PICNIC This will be at Riverside Park, time TBA. 1
1/20/10 STAND UP, STAND DOWN BY VETERANS FOR PEACE More information to come!

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Event organizers:  Be sure to enter your events on our community calendars – MAIN, Mountain Express, and Asheville Citizen Times
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The NAACP has a petition against racism and intolerance and hate.
   * I believe all Americans have equal rights and equal value.
   * I cherish the diverse cultures, beliefs, and values of America.
   * I believe we can disagree without being disagreeable.
   * I repudiate all acts of racism and hate, both in words and action.
   * I have faith in the promise of America – a promise built on mutual respect, common civility, and hope for a better tomorrow.
   * I commit to building that better America by participating actively and peacefully in the democratic process. We are one people. We are one nation. I’m an NAACP American. The NAACP is asking the Tea Party to denounce racism clearly and indisputably, and they’re succeeding. Just today the Tea Party Federation kicked out the entire “Tea Party Express” group over its leader’s hateful remarks. But more pressure is needed to make sure it doesn’t stop there. I just signed the pledge to make it known that I support the NAACP’s condemnation of all racist acts committed by members of the Tea Party. You can join me, and the NAACP, to stop the hate. Add your name to the pledge: http://action.naacp.org/AgainstHate As NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous said, “We’ve seen the signs, we’ve heard the slurs, and all we’re asking is for you to act responsibly and say there’s no space for bigots in the Tea Party.” Make sure the NAACP knows they have your support — sign the pledge: http://action.naacp.org/AgainstHate Thanks!

FYI:

Kabuki Activism: Obama, Axelrod Engage on Unemployment Extension After Outcome Decided

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend of the White House ramping up its rhetorical machinery only after a gain has been secured. Organizing for America is becoming famous for sending out emails on votes where the outcome is pre-ordained; they did it last week with the Wall Street reform vote in the Senate, after enough Senators made their positions known to get to 60 votes. Now it’s happening again on unemployment insurance. President Obama’s weekly address was hard-hitting and actually welcome, slamming Republicans for opting to “filibuster our recovery and obstruct our progress.” David Axelrod followed up with an email to supporters.  The White House on Saturday deployed senior advisor David Axelrod to bolster President Barack Obama’s political attack on Senate Republicans for blocking extension of unemployment benefits.   Axelrod, echoing Obama’s weekly radio address, circulated an email that calls on Republicans to allow an up-or-down vote:   “Unemployment insurance is a vital lifeline for many families struggling to find work in these tough times. Over the past few weeks, that lifeline has disappeared for more than 2 million Americans, and if Congress doesn’t act, that number will grow to 3.2 million people by the end of this month,” Axelrod writes. I’m happy to see the White House enter the playing field on unemployment benefits, but this is a fait accompli. Fifteen minutes after Carte Goodwin gets sworn in on Tuesday as West Virginia’s newest Senator, the Senate will vote to proceed on the unemployment bill, and they will have the votes for passage.
Rest of the article here: http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/07/18/kabuki-activism-obama-axelrod-engage-on-unemployment-extension-after-outcome-decided/

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Upcoming events for the week of July 4, 2010

Posted by admin on Jul 5, 2010 in Actions, Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided for us by Susan Oehler

07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.
This will be ongoing for a few weeks.

07/05/10 TRANSITION TOWN ORIENTATION
Members of the local Transition Town chapter introduce key concepts related to peak oil and community resilience at this 90 minute long orientation featuring video excerpts from “The End of Suburbia.

07/08/10 Transition Asheville Sustainability Potluck and Potlatch This is at Jubilee Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville at 6 PM. Bring a dish, your own utensils, and an item to give away that still has useful life in it.

07/16/10 FILM AT UU CHURCH ASHEVILLE
What if all the expectations you have about the future are completely wrong? “Blind Spot” is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroad, which offers two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don’t our way of life will collapse. Come see a showing of this film Friday, July 16 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, in Asheville.

07/22/10 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE MEETING
These 90-minute orientations consist of a 30-minute video and then some discussion. They are the perfect event to bring friends and family to if you’d like them to know more about the Transition movement. The following orientations are scheduled: Unitarian Universalist Church at Charlotte and Edwin in Asheville, at 7 pm on Thursday, July 22. Also on the first Mondays of the month at Firestorm Cafe at 7 PM.

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ONGOING EVENTS
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TUESDAY

Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square

Peacetown meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays. Contact Steve at earthsun2@gmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY

Haywood Peace Vigilers have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville.

FRIDAY

Women in Black have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square in Asheville

Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the Old Courthouse in Hendersonville

WORLD CINEMA EVERY FRIDAY at the Courtyard Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building at 109 Roberts St in Asheville. Door opens at 7:30 PM and closes at 8 PM. Donations accepted. Film reviews at http://www.mountianx.com/movies. June’s theme is Japanese Cinema and July’s theme is Nationalist Films with a twist.

July 9“Ballad of a Soldier” (1959) – Grigori Chukhrai, Russia

July 16“King of Hearts” (1966) – Philippe De Broca, France

July 23
“Johnny Got His Gun” (1971) – Dalton Trumbo, USA

July 30 – “Europa Europa” (1990) – Agnieszka Holland, France

SATURDAY

Transylvanians for Peace have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.

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VETERANS FOR PEACE INFORMATION
Veterans For Peace has a radio program on WPVM-103.5 FM at 5 PM every Wed. They are also on URTV on Wednesday at 7 PM.
VFP CHAPTER 099: http://vfpchapter099wnc.blogspot.com/ WAR CRIMES TIMES:http://www.WarCrimesTimes.org/

RESERVE THE DATE: November 20, 2010 — “Stand Up / Stand Down” Diana Wortham Theater, Asheville, NC
Visit VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street (the corner of Haywood and Roberts), Asheville, 28801. 828-258-1800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Hours: Tue-Sat 11 to 3 pm
The above is a new location and is in the River Arts District.

FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Abused by the Taliban. Battered by the Pakistani army. Attacked by U.S. Drones.
Protect civilians in northwest Pakistan from suffering in a hellish human rights free zone.

When I saw people putting the dead bodies of my children, parents, and other relatives in bed I couldn’t bear it anymore and fell on the ground. I lost my sense…as if hell fell on me.” This shocking testimony comes from a 25-year old Pakistani man who lost nine family members when two shells, fired by Pakistani security forces, hit his house. Far from an isolated incident, the civilian killings took place in the alarmingly violent and lawless tribal areas of northwest Pakistan. The residents in these regions are subject to horrific abuses by the Pakistani Taliban and have no legal protection by the Pakistani government. Most disturbing is the fact that they are increasingly attacked on three different fronts – by the Taliban, by the Pakistani army and by U.S. Drone strikes. Yet the suffering of the people of this area has been ignored, sacrificed in the name of geopolitical interests. Blow off the veil of silence. Sign our petition urging the U.S. Government to face the human right crisis in northwest Pakistan.

Http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=14450&ICID=E1006A02&tr=y&auid=6549948

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Upcoming events for the week of June 27

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2010 in Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/28/10 AFTER STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we will be showing the film After Stonewall. The film focuses on the outcome of the riots, as well as the way that the movement took off after the events of June 28th.  Time is 7 PM. This is at Firestorm Cafe.

06/29/10 PEACETOWN MEETING Location is Phil Mechanics Studio in River Arts district, time is 6:15. 07/01/10 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING This will start at 6:30 PM and it is held in the Phil Mechanics Building in the River Arts District.

07/01/10 Talk on WHO WILL CONTROL THE INTERNET IN THE 21ST CENTURY? At 7:30 PM at Jubilee on Wall Street, Wally Bowen will be discussing “Who Will Control the Internet in the 21st-Century?” No charge. For more information, go to: http://main.nc.us/spotlights/wwcti.pdf

07/03/10 –  07/05/10 RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE & Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE This gathering is for people who advocate, practice and/or support nonviolent direct action, civil resistance and civil disobedience in the struggle to stop nuclear power and abolish nuclear weapons.  At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!  More information at: http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm

07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.

07/08/10 Transition Asheville Sustainability Potluck and Potlatch This is at Jubilee Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville at 6 PM.  Bring a dish, your own utensils, and an item to give away that still has useful life in it.

07/16/10 FILM AT UU CHURCH ASHEVILLE What if all the expectations you have about the future are completely wrong?  ”Blind Spot” is a documentary film that “illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing. Whatever measures of ignorance, greed, wishful thinking, we have put ourselves at a crossroad, which offers two paths with dire consequences. If we continue to burn fossil fuels we will choke the life out of the planet and if we don’t our way of life will collapse.” (IMDB summary)  Come see a showing of this film Friday, July 16 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Edwin Place, in Asheville.

07/22/10  TRANSITION ASHEVILLE MEETING These 90-minute orientations consist of a 30-minute video and then some discussion.  They are the perfect event to bring friends and family to if you’d like them to know more about the Transition movement.  The following orientations are scheduled:  Unitarian Universalist Church at Charlotte and Edwin in Asheville, at 7 pm on Thursday, July 22.  Also on the first Mondays of the month at Firestorm Cafe at 7 PM.

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ONGOING EVENTS

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TUESDAY

Veterans for Peace have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square Peacetown meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays. Contact Steve at earthsun2@gmail.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY


Haywood Peace Vigilers
have a weekly vigil at 4 PM at Haywood Country Courthouse in Waynesville.

FRIDAY

Women in Black have a weekly vigil at 5 PM at Pack Square in Asheville Women in Black have a weekly vigil at noon at the Old Courthouse in Hendersonville

WORLD CINEMA every Friday at the Courtyard Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building at 109 Roberts St in Asheville.   Door opens at 7:30 PM and closes at 8 PM. Donations accepted.  Film reviews at http://www.mountianx.com/movies.  June’s theme is Japanese Cinema and July’s theme is Nationalist Films with a twist. July 2 – “The Burmese Harp” (1956) – Kon Ichikawa, Japan July 9 – “Ballard of a Soldier” (1959) – Grigori Chukhrai, Russia July 16 – “King of Hearts” (1966) – Philippe De Broca, France July 23 – “Johnny Got His Gun” (1971) – Dalton Trumbo, USA July 30 – “Europa Europa” (1990) – Agnieszka Holland, France

SATURDAY

Transylvanians for Peace have a weekly vigil at noon in front of the courthouse in Brevard.

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Actions and Readings

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VETERANS FOR PEACE INFORMATION Veterans For Peace has a radio program on WPVM-103.5 FM at 5 PM every Wed. They are also on URTV on Wednesday at 7 PM. VFP CHAPTER 099: http://vfpchapter099wnc.blogspot.com/ WAR CRIMES TIMES:http://www.WarCrimesTimes.org/

RESERVE THE DATE: November 20, 2010 — “Stand Up / Stand Down” Diana Wortham Theater, Asheville, NC Visit VFP HQ at the Phil Mechanic Studios: 109 Roberts Street (the corner of Haywood and Roberts), Asheville, 28801. (828-258-1800 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              828-258-1800      end_of_the_skype_highlighting). Hours: Tue-Sat 11 to 3 pm The above is a new location and is in the River Arts District.

RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE CONFERENCE
*PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!* *We need to provide Maryville College with a solid number to plan space and meals.*  Don’t miss this summer’s anti-nuclear resistance gathering to mark the 30th anniversaries of the Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch and the Plowshares Eight!  *At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!* *Yes,* there’s still time to register for the July 3-5* Resistance for a Nuclear-Free Future* gathering at Maryville College and Y-12 nuclear weapons complex, Tennessee, organized by the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister!  *Registration deadline is June 11* to guarantee a dorm room and meals at Maryville College! Go to http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm for more information, or call Felice or Jack at 520-323-8697 or Bonnie or John at 715-472-4185.
*NETWORKING**NONVIOLENCE TRAINING**TALKS**STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE**MUSIC** NONVIOLENT PROTEST AND ACTION* * AT THE Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX*
*WORKSHOPS ON:* The Plowshares Movement; Blockading; Supporting Activists in Prison; Songs to Sing at Actions and in Jail; International Law, Resistance and Nuclear Weapons; Representing Yourself in Court; Anti-war Resistance; Think Outside the Bomb; War Tax Resistance; Doing Time; Nuclear Power; Nuclear Weapons; Nuclear Waste; Depleted Uranium; New Bombplex; Nukes in Space. *Join us!!* Fr. Carl Kabat, Sr.

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Upcoming Events for the week of June 13, 2010

Posted by admin on Jun 14, 2010 in Actions, Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/17/10 PROTEST IN GAFFNEY SC AGAINST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT From Laura:  I am carpooling (this Thursday at 5:15 from EarthFare) to protest at the NRC public hearing concerning the use of water for the proposed William States Lee Nuclear Plant in Gaffney, SC  just 80 miles from Asheville. PLEASE JOIN ME.  47 million gallons of water per day would be used from the Broad River AND the new Cliffside Power Plant will also draw (280 million gallons a day) from the same river just 20 miles north. Nuclear Power is DANGEROUS, DIRTY, AND EXPENSIVE. We need the public to show up! Your presence and voice matter!  Thanks,  Laura S. lsredoak@gmail.com

06/17/10 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE DISCUSSION ON PEAK OIL Just as climate change will affect the stability of our ecosystem, the coming decline in petroleum production will soon affect the stability of our economy and our entire way of life.  Come find out about this and the Transition Town movement, which seeks to pro-actively rebuild local resilience and prepare for these coming crises.  The meeting will consist of a 30-minute movie, followed by discussion. June 17th 7:00 – 8:30 PM North Asheville Library meeting room.  All Transition Asheville events: http://transitionasheville.ning.com/events/event/leistUpcoming

06/18/10 PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MEETING Time is noon, location is 45 Riverside Drive in Asheville.  Please park on the street. 06/22/10  UN ASSOCIATION PANEL ON HAITI This will be held at First Congregational Church at 20 Oak Street, Asheville.  It is titled HAITI: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, a panel discussion re the earthquake and its sequelae. Time is 7 PM.

06/22/10 to 06/26/10  US SOCIAL FORUM IN DETROIT The US Social Forum is more than a event, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other’s experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

06/25/10 BEFORE STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we’ll be showing the movie “Before Stonewall.” This film shows the history of the gay rights movement up until June 28th, 1969. Come back on June 28th to join us for the showing of the second part of the film, “After Stonewall.”  Time is 7 PM.  This is at Firestorm Cafe.

06/28/10 AFTER STONEWALL FILM In celebration of the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a monumental turning point in the history of the gay rights movement, we will be showing the film After Stonewall. The film focuses on the outcome of the riots, as well as the way that the movement took off after the events of June 28th.  Time is 7 PM. This is at Firestorm Cafe.

07/03/10 –  07/05/10  RESISTANCE FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE AT MARYVILLE COLLEGE, MARYVILLE & Y-12 NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX, OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE This gathering is for people who advocate, practice and/or support nonviolent direct action, civil resistance and civil disobedience in the struggle to stop nuclear power and abolish nuclear weapons.  At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and create an opportunity for new and seasoned activists to meet and strategize for a nuclear-free future!  More information at:
http://nukewatch.com/30th/index.htm

07/04/10 – The start of SUMMER CAMP OUT NOW in DC with Cindy Sheehan.

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Upcoming Social Action Events

Posted by admin on May 31, 2010 in Local Social Action, Other Events, Peace & Justice

Provided to us by Susan Oehler

06/03/10 VETERANS FOR PEACE MEETING Time is 6:30 PM and this will be at their new location for their headquarters.  Phil Mechanic Studios–109 Roberts Street (the corner of Haywood and Roberts), Asheville, 28801.

06/04/10 BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Transition Asheville presents Michael Brownlee for an important public event outlining the end of the age of cheap oil, climate change, and the role of Transition Towns.  This is the perfect event to bring family, friends, and neighbors to learn about the Transition Movement in Asheville, America, and the world.  Time is 7 to 9 PM and location is at First Congregational United Church of Christ at 20 Oak Street in Asheville.  Suggested donation is $10.  This money will go to fund scholarships for Training for Transition to help future leaders in Transition Initiatives in our region.

06/04/10 MEETING ON “Think Outside The Bomb” This is aimed at young people but all are invited.  Time is noon, and the place is Firestorm Cafe.

06/11/10 UU CHURCH SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM NIGHT Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Church next Social Justice Film will be – A SEA CHANGE – June 11th at 7:00 PM.  It is a touching portrait of Sven’s interaction with his grandchild, in which mulls over the world that he is leaving for future generations.  A SEA CHANGE brings home the indisputable fact that our lifestyle is changing the earth, despite our rhetoric or wishful thinking. A Sea Change is the 1st documentary about ocean acidification, by dierector, Barbara Ettinger, and  Sven Huseby of Niijii Films. Chock full of scientific information, the feature-length film also provides a beautiful scenario of the ocean world. This film is suitable for mature young people and offers direction for earth’s future. For more: Lew Patrie 299-1242

06/17/10 TRANSITION ASHEVILLE DISCUSSION ON PEAK OIL Just as climate change will affect the stability of our ecosystem, the coming decline in petroleum production will soon affect the stability of our economy and our entire way of life.  Come find out about this and the Transition Town movement, which seeks to pro-actively rebuild local resilience and prepare for these coming crises.  The meeting will consist of a 30-minute movie, followed by discussion. June 17th 7:00 – 8:30 PM North Asheville Library meeting room All Transition Asheville events: http://transitionasheville.ning.com/events/event/listUpcoming 06/22/10

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