Positive Possibility

primary night
kim and emma

Positive Possibility. I know I used that phrase last week (and many times before), and I repeat it again today as it is a mantra for me. This week I experienced Positive Possibility watching the Asheville City Council primary results at the Edington Center. We celebrated my dear friends Sheneika Smith and Kim Roney making it into the top six candidates that get to run for the three open council seats. It was an emotional evening to say the least. Now we get to work to elect them November 7! Early voting starts October 19. Asheville friends, be sure to vote!

black-loveSupport Black Love
From Tamiko Ambrose Murray of CPC and Word on the Street: Friends! For the past year Black Love Day has been convening a group of amazing people to build relationships and to claim a space for healing. Now, we are ready to look at what we might build together beyond this space. We are headed to the Southern Movement Assembly later this month to learn new skills and strategies from others across the south. And we will bring what we learn back home! Help us raise $2300 to send an Asheville Black Love delegation to the Southern Movement Assembly happening THIS MONTH! Please donate and spread the word. Thanks for your support! #BlackLove #BlackJoy #BlackHealing Click here to donate

African American History Talk
If you missed Darin Waters, Ph.D.’s recent talk for Buncombe County’s African American History Lunch & Learn series, you can watch a video of his talk.

Events, events!
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The main event on my brain (as I am providing production support for it) is the African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia conference, which is next week. You can find details at aawnc.unca.edu. There’s a great article about the conference in the latest issue of the Mountain Xpress which should be online soon. This year’s theme of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is particularly compelling, and there will be an abundance of rich content addressing the past, present, and future of African Americans in this region. Hope to see you there.

Ok, that’s it for today! Peace. 

 Primary night photos by the Citizen-Times.


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