Event Date: 03/31/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Get YOUR Seat at the Table The Southern Women in Public Service Conference features prominent speakers, networking opportunities, workshops targeted towards women in public office, and is the premiere meeting place for Southern women across the ideological spectrum who believe in making a difference through public service. Learn more at: https://www.southernwomeninpublicservice.com/ Now more than ever, we need the energy, intellect, integrity, inclusiveness and determination women bring to the council tables, legislative chambers, judicial benches and executive seats where decisions vital to our future are made. Women leaders from 14 Southern states will convene in Asheville, North Carolina Mar. 31 to Apr. 2, 2019 to learn, build relationships, and renew commitment to making government better, stronger, and more responsive to citizens at every level. Drawing inspiration from each other, women leaders from different political parties, races and experiences will join together to reaffirm pursuit of ‘a more perfect union.’

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1 Resort Drive , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/04/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Drew Jones, co-founder of Climate Interactive, will share a dynamic climate workshop using a soon-to-be-released version of a new simulator his team is developing. Building on recent experiences at the UN negotiations in Poland, financial industry summits with the HSBC bank in New York City, and with his recent NY Times Op-Ed (https://nyti.ms/2Ct9mjz), Drew will explore the possibilities for grounded hope in these times of great crisis and opportunity. 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: 04/08/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Civil rights activist and Medal of Freedom winner Sylvia Mendez will be the keynote speaker for UNC Asheville’s activities commemorating the 65th anniversary of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down school segregation laws. Her talk, free and open to everyone, takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in Lipinsky Auditorium.

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300 Library Ln, Asheville, NC , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/09/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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185 South French Broad Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/11/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Sponsored by Friends of East Asheville Library, program features Lynda Doucette, recently retired National Park Ranger who spent 30 years working in 6 different parks from coast to coast. She spent the last 16 years of her career in Great Smoky Mountains National Park supervising the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and providing interpretive programs to the general public. She is an avid hiker and loves to share her joy of the outdoor environment with people she meets.

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777 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/13/2019   Event Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold a Climate Advocate Training for residents of Asheville and nearby communities on Saturday, April 13 from 1-4 pm at Lord Auditorium at the Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville. Admission is free. People interested in climate solutions are encouraged to attend. The training will include information on climate legislation - and how to support it - introduced in Congress in early 2019. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), with hundreds of chapters worldwide, has a unique approach designed to create a non-partisan, broad, sustainable foundation for action. CCL builds upon shared values rather than partisan divides and empowers volunteers to address the concerns of their local communities. CCL works towards the adoption of fair, effective and sustainable climate change solutions, including the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of this historic legislation, CCL trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community members. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would be effective, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and 90% of 2015 levels by 2050 — the strongest most comprehensive emission reduction goals to date. At the same time, it is good for people and good for our economy, improving our health and protecting American jobs. It spurs innovation while giving predictability to the markets so that businesses, banks, and energy producers can make the transition to clean energy faster. “Citizens’ Climate Lobby members here in Western North Carolina and all over the country are telling us that their lives have changed since they have become involved with CCL”, says Steffi Rausch, the group leader of the Asheville chapter. “They tell us they were worried about climate change and were looking for a way to make a difference. They are so grateful that CCL is showing them one of the important ways to address climate change and that there is a group of people working together for the same goal. We want to offer more of our neighbors the same opportunity.” For more information on CCL and its proposed legislation, visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/. To register for the training go to http://bit.ly/CCLclimateAVL

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67 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/23/2019   Event Time: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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Please join us for a trauma-informed training that covers 3 areas of response to the emergency: prevention, treatment and harm reduction. Topics include an overview of harm reduction and two of its best examples in the opioid crisis: naloxone and syringe services. Participants will come away with information on why and how they work in reducing overdose and communicable disease. Faith groups will be in attendance as we bring the community together to address these critical issues!

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587 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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