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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: A-B Tech Community College
Address Line 1: 340 Victoria Road
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, March 26, 2015: 1:.00 pm to 4:30 pm
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: A-B Tech Community College and the YWCA of Asheville are partnering to bring a community-wide Stand Against Racism event to the college from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26 in Ferguson Auditorium on the Asheville campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacquelyn Hallum, ‎Director of Health Careers and Diversity Education at the Mountain Area Health Education Center, will be the keynote speaker. The event is a part of the national YWCA Stand Against Racism campaign, which is designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism.

Following Hallum’s address, there will be a panel on the history of racism in Asheville and a second panel on how employers in the region are recognizing and addressing organizational racism.

Panel one will feature:

• Dr. Darin Waters, UNC Asheville History Department
Housing and how it relates to employment in the Asheville community

• Oralene Simmons, MLK Association
Her personal experience growing up in Madison County, being a member of ASCORE, working for the City of Asheville, and being the first African American woman at Mars Hill University

• Beth Mazcka, YWCA
How the YW played a role in helping to desegregate Asheville

• Sharon West, YMI Cultural Center and the VA Hospital
Medical disparities within Asheville

The second panel will feature:

• Lisa Eby, Buncombe County Health and Human Services
What Buncombe County is doing to address institutional racism through employment and services

• Darryl Rhymes, A-B Tech Community College
What A-B Tech is doing to address institutional racism through employment

• Michele Ashley, WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition
How the 6 largest employers in Buncombe County have come together to provide training and networking to support people of color through gaining employment, retention, promotion and community

• Sheriff Van Duncan, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department
How the Sheriff’s Office is address institutional racism through employment and training of officers

• James Lee, Racial Justice Coalition
How organizations that have a mission or program of racial justice have come together to speak against injustice, provide education on citizen rights and build relationships between community members and law enforcement

Annie Burton, Executive Director of School and Community Engagement at UNC Asheville, will served as moderator for the panels. A reception will follow in the Ferguson Lobby from 4-4:30. Members of the Racial Justice Coalition will have displays available for public viewing during the entire event.

The YWCA Drop-In Child Care Center will provide free childcare at the YW on S. French Broad Avenue from 1 - 5 p.m. for parents attending this event. Parents will need to provide pertinent information for their children by Friday, March 20. Contact Gerry Leonard, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for the YW, at 254-7206, ext. 219 or at gleonard@ywcaofasheville.org.

 

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First Name, Last Name: James Lee
Phone Number: 828-398-7927
Email Address: jameselee06@abtech.edu
Web Site: http://www.abtech.edu

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Asheville JCC
Address Line 1: 236 Charlotte Street
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Friday, April 24, 2015: 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: The Asheville JCC is having their stand against racism in partnership with Jewish communities throughout WNC. Their stand will feature music, arts, and a brief presentation.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Neil Garson
Phone Number: 828-253-0701
Email Address: neil@jcc-asheville.org
Web Site: http://www.jcc-asheville.org/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asheville-JCC/47040620722

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: French Broad Food Co-op
Address Line 1: 90 Biltmore Ave
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Saturday, April 25, 2015: 11 to 5
Private/Public: Public

 

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First Name, Last Name: Clare Schwartz
Phone Number: 8282557650
Email Address: outreach@frenchbroadfood.coop
Web Site: http://www.frenchbroadfood.coop

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Jubilee! Community
Address Line 1: 46 Wall Street
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Friday, April 24, 2015: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Private/Public: Public

 

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First Name, Last Name: Howard Hanger
Phone Number: 828-252-5335
Email Address: howardhangerhall@gmail.com
Web Site: http://jubileecommunity.org

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Literacy Council of Buncombe County
Address Line 1: 31 College Place
Address Line 2: Building B, Suite 221
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: TBD: TBD to TBD
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: Time to be decided still.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Annalisa Littleton
Phone Number: 828-254-3442
Email Address: volunteers@litcouncil.com
Web Site: http://www.litcouncil.com
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/LitCouncil
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/Literacy.Council.Buncombe

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Mountain Housing Opportunities
Address Line 1: 64 Clingman Avenue
Address Line 2: Suite 101
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 8:30 to 5:00
Private/Public: Public

 

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First Name, Last Name: Lisa Keeter
Phone Number: 828-254-4030
Email Address: lisa@mtnhousing.org
Web Site: http://www.mtnhousing.org
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/MtnHousingOpp
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/MtnHousingOpportunities

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Social Justice Team of Jubilee Community
Address Line 1: 46 Wall Street
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Friday, April 24, 2015: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Date/Start/End: Saturday, April 25, 2015: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: Event will be held at All Souls Episcopal Church, Asheville

 

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First Name, Last Name: Charles Davidson
Phone Number: 828-252-5335
Email Address: charlesnd@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.jubileecommunity.org
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jubileecommunity/

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Spellbound Children's Bookshop
Address Line 1: 50 North Merrimon Avenue #107
Address Line 2: Shops at Reynolds Village
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28787

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Saturday, April 25, 2015: 11:00 to 11:30
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: In conjunction with the YWCA Stand Against Racism, Spellbound Children's Bookshop will create an in-store display of books featuring characters of diverse races and ethnicities. On April 25th at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning story time (for ages 3-7 years) will focus on diversity and there will be giveaways of Stand Against Racism buttons and stickers.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Leslie Hawkins
Phone Number: 828-708-7570
Email Address: leslie@spellobundbookshop.com
Web Site: http://www.spellboundbookshop.com
Twitter URL: http://twitter.com/SpellboundBkshp
Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Asheville-NC/Spellbound-Childrens-Bookshop/62699441503

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
Address Line 1: 640 Merrimon Ave Ste 103
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28804

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 11am to 10pm
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: We will donate 10% of sales at both The Hop Ice Cream and The Hop West to the YWCA of Asheville on Thursday 4/23/15.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Greg Garrison
Phone Number: 8282542224
Email Address: hopicecreamcafe@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://thehopicecreamcafe.com
Twitter URL: http://twitter.com/hopicecream
Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/thehopicecreamcafe

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: The Hop West
Address Line 1: 721 Haywood Rd
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28806

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 12pm to 11pm
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: We will donate 10% of sales at both The Hop Ice Cream and The Hop West to the YWCA of Asheville on Thursday 4/23/15.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Greg Garrison
Phone Number: 8282525155
Email Address: thehopwest@gmail.com
Web Site: http://thehopicecreamcafe.com
Twitter URL: http://twitter.com/thehopwest
Facebook URL: http://facebook.com/thehopwest

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: WNC Adoption Resources
Address Line 1: Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville
City, State, Zip Code: Asheville, NC 28801

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Saturday, April 18, 2015: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: Looking Deeper: Identity, Race, & Family

WNC Adoption Resources is thrilled to welcome filmmaker and Korean adoptee, Barb Lee - who grew up in WNC - to Asheville, for a day-long workshop based on her films 'Adopted' and 'Adopted: We Can Do Better.' We'll explore parenting a transracial family, fostering positive identity formation, clarifying parental intentions, and navigating the politics of adoption. For more info and registration: www.wncadoptionresources.org

To learn more about Barb Lee and the films: www.adoptedthemovie.com and www.pointmade.com

 

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First Name, Last Name: Christy Tate
Phone Number: 828-691-3232
Email Address: christytate@charter.net
Web Site: http://www.wncadoptionresources.org
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/adoptionresources

 

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Black Mountain

Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Black Mountain Stand Against Racism
Address Line 1: Town Square
City, State, Zip Code: Black Mountain, NC 28711

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Saturday, April 25, 2015: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: We are planning a community potluck picnic, with music and speakers on the town square.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Roberta Madden
Phone Number: 828-419-0730
Email Address: robertamadden@era-nc.org

 

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Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley
Address Line 1: 500 Montreat Road
City, State, Zip Code: Black Mountain, NC 28711

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Sunday, April 26, 2015: 11:00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: We will precede the Sunday service with two Dialogues on Race, held in the weeks leading up to the Stand Against Racism.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Roberta Madden
Phone Number: 828 669 8050
Email Address: robertamadden@yahoo.com

 

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Charlotte

Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: YWCA Central Carolinas
Address Line 1: Polk Park
City, State, Zip Code: Charlotte, NC 28202

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Friday, April 24, 2015: 11 am to 1 pm
Private/Public: Public

 

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First Name, Last Name: Matt Garfield
Phone Number: 704-525-5770
Email Address: mgarfield@ywcacentralcarolinas.org
Web Site: http://ywcacentralcarolinas.org
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/YWCAcharlotte
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/YWCA-Central-Carolinas/98034904613

 

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Greensboro

Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: YWCA of Greensboro
Address Line 1: 1807 Wendover Ave E
City, State, Zip Code: Greensboro, NC 27405

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Friday, April 24, 2015: 4pm to 7pm
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: YWCA of Greensboro will form a human chain on the sidewalk along E. Wendover Avenue, one of the busiest streets in the city. We invite our neighbors, friends, other associations, schools and businesses to join us! We will also host an open house with refreshments and a tour of our new building. Come by and learn more about YWCA of Greensboro!

 

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First Name, Last Name: Erin McCarthy
Phone Number: 336-558-5463
Email Address: epmccarthy76@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://ywcagsonc.org/
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/YWCAgreensboro
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/YWCA.Greensboro

 

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High Point

Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: YWCA High Point
Address Line 1: 112 Gatewood Avenue
City, State, Zip Code: High Point, NC 27313

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 8:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Private/Public: Public
Other Information: The YWCA High Point will Stand Against Racism through providing individuals & companies the opportunity to join our organization in taking a stand by taking the pledges and signing their name on the "wall". If you would like to join the YWCA High Point, contact at 882-4126.

 

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First Name, Last Name: Heidi Majors
Phone Number: 336-882-4126
Email Address: hmajors@ywcahp.com
Web Site: http://www.ywcahp.com
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/Ywcahighpoint
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/YWCA.High.Point?ref=bookmarks

 

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Wilmington

Organization Information

 

Name of Organization: YWCA Lower Capefear
Address Line 1: 2815 S College rd
City, State, Zip Code: Wilmington, NC 28412

 

Event  Information

 

Date/Start/End: Thursday, April 23, 2015: 6:30pm to 8pm
Date/Start/End: Sunday, April 26, 2015: 12pm to 4pm
Private/Public: Public

 

For More Information

 

First Name, Last Name: Adrienne Arrington
Phone Number: 910-799-6820
Email Address: newchoices@ywca-lowercapefear.org
Web Site: http://www.ywca-lowercapefear.org
Twitter URL: https://twitter.com/ywcalcf
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/ywcalowercapefear

 

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