Stand Against Racism Events

24 Apr

Several 2012 Stand Against Racism events have already happened, but there are still a lot to come. We hope you can attend one of these events:

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm, Warren Wilson College, Sage Cafe
“Racism: I Can Fix it” presentation.

Wednesday, April 25, 7 pm, Warren Wilson College, Sage Cafe
Meta Commerce will read from her poetry collection, “Rainsongs:  Poems of a Woman’s Life.” This reading will also include the words and works of one or two more student poets of color.

Thursday, April 26, noon, First Baptist Church of Asheville
Lunch for the homeless and hungry.

Thursday, April 26, 3:00 pm, Delta House After School
Program by the Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Thursday, April 26, 7 pm, MAHEC Health Education Center
“Latino Education in North Carolina: Challenges & Solutions.” Hosted by the Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Community Foundation of WNC and Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council.

Friday, April 27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Buncombe Co. Health & Human Services
Exhibit all week. Discussion groups around the Roma people – Gypsies. How do we define Community? Identity? Heritage? What forces do we put on other people to conform to our norms? Our Culture? Facilitated by Lisa Eby.

Friday, April 27, 9 am, Firestorm Bookstore & Cafe
Evergreen Community Charter School students will read their original poems about civil rights and race relations.

Friday, April 27, 10 am, Jewish Community Center
Jewish Family Services of WNC and the Jewish Community Center presentation of Jewish community “Stand Against Racism” puzzle created by participants from JCC Shalom Children’s Center, Just Kids Afterschool Enrichment, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Beth HaTephila, Chabad House and Jewish Family Service Elder Day Club.

Friday, April 27, 12:15 pm, MANNA’s Volunteer Center
MANNA FoodBank and the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville present a lunchtime panel and conversation about  race, food access, and the long term health effects of food insecurity.

Friday, April 27, 12:40 pm, Isaac Dickson to Pack Park
Isaac Dickson students march to Pack Park for a program at the Park at 1:15 pm.

Friday, April 27, 2:00 pm, Mission Hospital
Sharon West presentation on Health Disparities in the Glenn Theater.

Friday, April 27, 5:00 pm, Firestorm Books & Cafe
“Reflections on Race: The Color of Fear.” Screening and discussion of this documentary about race relations.

Saturday, April 28, Noon, Pritchard Park
Stand Against Racism Rally hosted by the Jubilee! Community

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 pm, First Congregational UCC
Collaborative Art Project hosted by Blue Ridge Pride. We’ll be uniting with other local groups to create an art collaboration exhibiting the diversity of the LGBTQ community of WNC. There will also be round table discussions on race and how diversity plays a role in greater society in regards to social issues.

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm, Pritchard Park
Occupy Asheville will pause to mark the Stand Against Racism. Together we’ll read parts of the Stand Against Racism Purpose Statement and also our own Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples Resolution. If you have ideas for agenda items related to anti-racism please contact, so that we can incorporate them into the agenda.

Sunday, April 29, 8:00 am, Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living
Discussion following the service in the tea room.

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am, Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
We will be incorporating our Stand Against Racism event into our Sunday worship service. We will have special readings, meditations and great music! We welcome all to join us.

Sunday, April 29, 5 pm, Circle of Mercy Congregation
Day of Solidarity with Colombia. The US is deeply complicit in Colombia’s decade-long civil war, which has displaced some 5 million people, the worst such humanitarian crisis in the world. Attention to Colombia touches on all three of what Dr. King called the “giant triplets” of racism, materialism and militarism.

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 pm, Carver Center in Black Mountain
Youth STARS (Stand Against Racism Sunday). Interactive program for high school students.

Sunday, April 29, 11 am, Burgermeisters
15% of all proceeds this day with go to the YWCA Stand Against Racism.

Sunday, April 29, 8pm, French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Just for Us All will lead a solution-oriented discussion of “the exclusion of non-whites in the LGBQT movement locally and nationally.”

Monday, April 30, 7:00 pm, Westwood Baptist Church
“Race and the Ballot Box” Forum hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, the Urban News, and the League of Women Voters.

May 3-6 and 11-13, various times, Asheville High School
The Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective presents A Lesson Before Dying.

One Response to “Stand Against Racism Events”


  1. Deepening the Stand Against Racism | YWCA USA Blog - April 26, 2012

    […] Stand Against Racism in Asheville has been able to do all of these things because it is a coalition of groups in the […]

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