Event Date: 02/26/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Crime and Consequence is a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation. Participants have a choice between Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning classes and will have the opportunity to challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today. Crime and Consequence is accredited in North Carolina for attorneys and other law professionals to earn continuing education credits.

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127 McDowell Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/27/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Crime and Consequence is a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation. Participants have a choice between Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning classes and will have the opportunity to challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today. Crime and Consequence is accredited in North Carolina for attorneys and other law professionals to earn continuing education credits.

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127 McDowell Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 02/28/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Darin Waters, PhD, will examine America’s collective memory in remembering its past. As the Confederate-monument controversy swirls across the South, Waters will reflect upon the historical origins of memorializing bygone eras with images that disregard the blight of African-American enslavement and persecution. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation. Waters is an Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of Community Engagement at UNC Asheville.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/07/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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On March 7, get a sneak preview of the spring wildflowers of the Blue Ridge that will burst into bloom any day now. Botanist Tim Spira will show photographs and discuss interesting characteristics of common and conspicuous, as well as rare and unusual, spring wildflowers. These include trilliums, trout lily, wild ginger, mayapple, bearcorn, Jack-in-the-pulpit, pink lady’s slipper, cucumber root, Oconee bells, and many others, including a few shrubs and trees. You’ll see examples of how plants interact with pollinators, herbivores (animals that feed on plants), and seed dispersal agents, including birds, bears, and ants. This talk is free and open to the public. A plant ecologist, native plant gardener, and professor emeritus at Clemson University where he taught field botany and plant ecology, Spira did research on plant-pollinator interactions for more than 20 years. He has published more than 30 papers in scientific journals including a cover article in the journal Nature. He’s the author of the award-winning book, Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia (UNC Press). His latest book is Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians: 30 Great Hikes (UNC Press). 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: 03/08/2019   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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David Salvensen, professor from UNC Chapel Hill, and director of 'The Sustainable Triangle Field Site at the UNC Institute for the Environment,' presents his documentary "Climate Stories NC." Free and open to the public, hosted by The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation.

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1 Haywood St. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/23/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman, Bad Hombre, or anyone else that faces threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. We will feature over 100 pieces of local artwork, priced between $1-$200, that can be purchased during the event The Nasty Woman and Bad Hombre Art Show in AVL will serve as a fundraiser to support Planned Parenthood, defending these rights. 100% of proceeds will go to our local Planned Parenthood affiliate. ​We welcome everyone and want this exhibition to include a spectacular diverse rainbow of people so please, please, please spread the word! You can submit a piece for the show by going to www.nastywomenexhibitionavl.com and fill out an application. We welcome all to participate!

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5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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