We had a beautiful crowd at our Kwanzaa Celebration and closing party for the Art of Resilience show on December 29. Special thanks to Michael Carter, Norma Baynes, Olufemi Lewis, Libby Kyles, Tiffany Flunory, Shuvonda Harper, and Sheneika Smith for speaking on resilience, Ujamaa and their visions for Black Asheville. It was a powerful night of celebrating collective power, and planting seeds of intention for the new year.
Thanks to the Asheville JCC’s Young Adult Jews of Asheville (YAJA) group for taking the first Hood Tour! We visited Southside, “The Block,” Pisgah View Apartments and the Burton Street community. Contact us to book your group for a tour!
Join us for a Kwanzaa party celebrating the principle of Ujamaa, collective economics and shared wealth. Hear from grassroots leaders about their projects and goals. This event will be the closing party for The Art of Resilience show, and a fundraiser for Hood Tours – sliding scale donations will be accepted at the door.
“Return to Burton Street” Reading Hub City Bookshop & Press Saturday, November 21,1-3 pm Masonic Temple, 186 W Main St
NC Climate Justice Summit
Friday – Sunday, November 20 – 22
“The NC Climate Justice Summit (NCCJS) enhances the resilience of North Carolinians through exploring community-based approaches to climate change mitigation and adaptation. By convening people across lines of difference–different ages, races, classes, geographies, issue areas and strategies–the Summit broadens grassroots engagement in the climate justice movement at the local, regional and state levels.“
Join us for “The Art of Resilience” art show opening + Return to Burton Street poetry book release and reading Friday, November 13, 7 pm
YMI Cultural Center, 39 South Market StreetThanks to the Citizen-Times for this write up: “Asheville activist launches book, art show”