Asheville City Council put Reparations funding on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 8th meeting, and doubled the proposed funding amount to $2.1 million. It’s important to thank the City Council for taking this step and encourage them to take the next step forward and vote YES on the proposed funding for Reparations.

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The Racial Justice Coalition’s monthly Community Calls are an opportunity to learn more about racial equity issues in Asheville and Buncombe County, to share your own ideas, and to connect with others who are committed to promoting racial justice in our community. As the Racial Justice Coalition (RJC) says, “We gather in these ways because…

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The George Floyd Commemorative Peace Vigil will be an opportunity for those who wish to gather and remember the life lost one year ago. The Vigil will be Tuesday, May 25th, 6 pm, at the Vance Monument.

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Indivisible NC District 9 invites you to their second virtual meeting in their Racial Equity and Inclusion series called Anti-Oppression & Anti-Racism: Deconstructing Your Privilege with Lexi Coburn, on Sunday, May 16, from 3 to 5 pm.

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Please join Phoebe Kilby and Betty Kilby Baldwin for a virtual presentation, sponsored by Malaprops Bookstore, of their new book Cousins, on April 29, from 6 to 7 pm.

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Indivisible NC District 9 invites you to the first of two virtual sessions in their Racial Equity and Inclusion series called Addressing White Supremacy in Your Spaces with Lexi Coburn, on Sunday, April 18, from 3 to 5 pm.

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You’re invited to the second annual Together NC event, April 15th at noon, hosted by the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center, and NC Black Alliance.

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The March 23rd City Council agenda includes the question of removing the Vance Monument, as well as a spending proposal for funds generated from the sale of property seized from the Black community during urban “renewal.” For more information and instructions on how to make a public comment, see Tell City Council Members to Prioritize…

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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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