We can create an economy of care, where justice and sustainability are a given. In Buncombe County, this will include divesting from a service industry which caters to the owning class at the expense of an underpaid workforce and an … Continue reading Beyond the “serve us” industry
“Another world is possible. Another world is happening.” These are the hopeful phrases on the homepage of the New Economy Coalition website. I invite you to join me in embracing these truths, and in exploring the NEC website for inspiration … Continue reading Another World is Happening
Opportunities to act, support, attend, and learn: Divest from Police/Invest in Community From the Racial Justice Coalition: “In early June, Asheville’s Black community came together to develop Black Asheville Demands, the first of which was to divest from the police by … Continue reading Black-led Action in Asheville
“What is owed,” the recent New York Times Magazine essay by Nikole Hannah-Jones is a must read. In it, she makes an irrefutable case for reparations. Excerpt: “Financial restitution cannot end racism, of course, but it can certainly mitigate racism’s … Continue reading Redistribute resources. Now.
This post was compiled for white readers after input from a Black mentor as to what topics might be helpful at this time. She encouraged me to encourage you to practice discernment as you encounter contradictions, and, most importantly, to … Continue reading pieces of the puzzle
Here we are, in the midst of incredible revealing and revolution. Another world is possible. Words cannot hold what is happening. My gratitude for courageous Black leaders is infinite. My commitment to collective community care and liberation, never-ending. Asheville readers, … Continue reading Black AVL Demands
As we know, white supremacy is a deadly virus. Patriarchy is a pandemic. Racism is a rancid poison. We lack antibodies against anti-Blackness. Yet we can continue to seek a cure. There is much to be said about this moment. … Continue reading White folks: Turn your outrage into reparations
Today I’d like to introduce you to Engaging Collections: “Engaging Collections is an online journal and emerging creative residency at the intersection of art with libraries, archives, and special collections. Engaging Collections facilitates artists through funding, resources, and advocacy in … Continue reading Engaging Collections
I begin with gratitude for the community care I have been witnessing, grief for the losses we are experiencing (and have experienced), and continued hope for a just transition. While today’s post adds to my ongoing commentary on a certain … Continue reading Transform tourism? TDA accountability?
Right before coronavirus arrived in Buncombe County, we bought a bird feeder. It now hangs outside the window where I work, attracting an array of winged visitors. The birds in my yard have always been a source of delight for … Continue reading Planting possibilities. Freeing them all. Caring for neighbors. With love.