“Wilmington on Fire” is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles The Wilmington Massacre of 1898. The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina.…

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Join us online to celebrate the release of a short documentary about the making of “What Happened To Our School?” an outdoor mural by Don Rimx, depicting two important scenes in the history of Old Fort, North Carolina’s efforts to fight racial injustice, Monday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.

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The webinar, “Research-Based Perspectives on Police Reform vs. Defunding vs. Abolition of Police,” featured Professor Alex Vitale in conversation with our community liaisons, Rob Thomas and grits. The two-hour discussion has been distilled down to a 16-minute highlight reel about reimagined, anti-racist public safety models.

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The City Council announced its new proposed hotel development policy in a public hearing at its Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 9th. We’re calling for you to reach out to our City Council members before February 23rd to urge them to vote NO on the proposed Hotel Development Policy until they revise it to substantively reflect City Council’s stated goal of making equity their number one priority.

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The Racial Justice Coalition ‘s Committee Watchers Project trains volunteers to follow key committees on Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, in order to help change policy and hold those in power accountable.  Watchers attend committee meetings, learn about committee priorities, gather data to inform RJC advocacy campaigns, and speak up to hold…

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The Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) is launching a Committee Watcher Project. The Committee Watcher Team will attend, observe, and report back about the content of committee meetings. This vital information can help the RJC understand what policies are being created in Asheville and their implications for racial equity. This will inform our advocacy efforts in holding City and County officials responsible. Committee Watchers receive an initial training session and ongoing support from our Committee Watcher Coordinators.

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The prominent Vance Monument honors Zebulon Vance, a Confederate military officer and slave-holder who served as NC Governor and U. S. Senator. This highly visible Vance Monument stands on the site of the former county courthouse, where slaves were sold and traded locally, and serves as a reminder of Asheville’s history of slavery. In the…

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