Event Date: 04/29/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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"Hebron" is a documentary that examines to what extent human rights are realized in a Palestinian community under Israeli occupation. Through provoking footage and interviews, this 40-minute film depicts Palestinian civilians attempting to exert their fundamental human rights, such as education, religion, movement, and dignity. Filmmaker Yousef Natsha grew up in Hebron and began documenting the struggles and resistance of his community at the age of 19. Natsha has worked with local and international human rights organizations and with various forms of media - including radio, photography, and film - to tell the story of his community. This event will be held at Asheville Friends Meeting at 227 Edgewood Road off Merrimon Avenue. Time is noon to 1:30 PM. Free, donations accepted. For more information contact Yousef at [email protected]

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227 Edgewood Road , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/01/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

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Dr. Ed Weisbart, Chair of the Missouri Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP.org), who will be speaking “What Does "Medicare for All" Mean for Medical Practice, Physicians, Patients and the USA?” Dr. Weisbart has published articles in both national medical journals and local media regarding the healthcare needs of the uninsured.

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9 Swan Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/03/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Scott Dean offers a program that focuses on “Wildflowers, Trees & Critters” and how they work together in the natural environment. He’ll look at three seasons in the southern Appalachians, previewing what will be happening out in the woods over the course of the next six months. This event is free and open to the public. A walk leader and featured speaker for the UNC-Asheville Wildflower Pilgrimage from 1995 until 2015, Dean has led wildlife and wildflower walks at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, where he worked for a year building the cougar and bobcat habitats. A former First Vice President of the Friends of the Nature Center, he developed curricula and teaches field classes for the Blue Ridge Naturalist program at the N. C. Arboretum. For more information, contact Judy Mattox, [email protected], (828) 683-2176.

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1 Edwin Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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On Sunday, May 6, 3-5:30 pm, the public is invited to join 350.org’s “Go Fossil Free!” - a forum on renewable energy. It will be held at Habitat Tavern, located at 174 Broadway, Asheville, free of charge. “With the recent resolution for 100% renewables passed by the County Commissioners, people are wondering how they can be a part of this exciting momentum,” says Ann Kiefert, a spokesperson for 350 Asheville. “We organized this forum to meet that need, and to give people several ways to get involved - from installing rooftop solar to learning whether your bank or investment company is using your money to pay for fossil fuel infrastructure.” Panelists from three WNC solar businesses - SunDance, Sugar Hollow, and SolFarm - will answer your questions, from siting to financing and rebates. Energy Savers Network will describe their weatherization services, free to low-income residents. Kim Porter of NCWARN will give the big picture for North Carolina’s transition to clean energy, as outlined in “NC Clean Path 2025.” Local activist Cathy Scott reports on the struggle against the fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which threatens low income communities of color in Eastern North Carolina. Carolyn Anderson of the WNC Renewables Coalition will report on the campaign to move Asheville’s money out of fossil fuels. Solar and weatherization companies, as well as several nonprofits, will offer more information, literature, and action opportunities at their tables. 350 Asheville is a chapter of 350.org, an international organization started by climate activist Bill McKibben to raise awareness and stop climate catastrophe by keeping fossil fuels in the ground. The number 350 is the safe level of parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; we are now above 400, and climbing. The goals of the Go Fossil Free campaign are: a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy for all, no new fossil fuel projects anywhere, and not a penny more for dirty energy. Please see www.350.org. For more information, please contact Cathy Holt, [email protected]

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174 Broadway St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/08/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Come to North Asheville Library for a presentation on Slow Food Asheville, the local convivium of an international movement linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food Asheville aims to build a more equitable, healthy and delicious food culture. Board members Maia Surdam and Abby Landry will discuss their to efforts to preserve regional heritage foods and to build relationships among gardeners, farmers, educators, and consumers who are interested in the "farm-to-table" movement.

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1030 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/14/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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John Dear, longtime activist, priest, author and Nobel prize nominee, will read, reflect on, and sign his new book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change. Co-sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and the Creation Care Alliance.

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40 Church St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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