As my current projects crescendo, I just have a moment to share a few items of interest:
This Wednesday, October 10, at 8 pm my band Krekel & Whoa will be performing for the DIYabled Benefit at Fleetwood’s, 496 Haywood Road. The organizer, Priya Ray, shares, “DIYabled is a nonprofit to educate people about disabilities and the civil rights of people that live with them. I started this group because before I had become part of the disabled community I was part of a different community. The DIY community. A community that worked together to create spaces for music and art without corporate money and support. As I began to reconnect to a community that I was a part of and helped create I began to realize how little people actually know about disability and why as a community we must support them to have a presence in it.
On October 10 at Fleetwood’s DIYabled will have a community event to raise money, talk about how we can be inclusive to people living with disabilities, register folks to vote, and enjoy each other’s company. There will be food by Mad Scientists Bistro, music by Krekel and Whoa, Larkin Farrar, and Asheville FM’s Beyond the Realm of Comprehension will DJ.” Click here for more information.
Related, this week’s post on the FakeEquity blog is entitled, “People, Not Things – #MeToo in Disabilities.” I encourage you to read it.
Liberation Station Opening
From the Press Release: BeLoved Asheville, a local nonprofit, will be opening its newest center in a move to expand their programs, services, and hours to the community. Adding to the array of projects BeLoved Asheville currently runs, they plan to engage more people as street medics, artists, skillbuilders, and community advocates. The center will offer a space to teach children, exchange skills, and host large community projects that are able to respond to greater needs. An open house and space blessing will be held on October 11, 2018 at 6 pm at the new space on the third floor of 10 North Market Street.”
Professional Development Series
That same evening/time I will be facilitating a training on communication as a part of the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition’s FREE professional development series. All are welcome to attend, though they do request advance registration. Check out the full schedule of the series, as the line up of trainers is phenomenal.
YTL Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
“Join YTL Training Programs for our Annual Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 at 9 am Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Carroll Avenue. This free event is an opportunity for you to hear our year-in-review, and to learn about opportunities to get involved with and/or financially support our programs.” Click here to RSVP.
Andrea Clarke: Local Hero
Last week I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Purl’s Yarn Emporium to celebrate the addition of Andrea Clarke to their series of “Local Heroes.” Each hero has their own locally created colorway, sales of which go to support an organization of their choice, which, in Andrea’s case, is United Community Development. At the celebration, Andrea shared her powerful historic photos, as well as her humor and wisdom. It was a delight. I’ve had the pleasure of helping Andrea with some research projects this year, and I look forward to more collaborations.
OK, that’s it for today, back to my pressing projects!
Peace and love.
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