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“We Do Campaign” May 11th, 2012

“We Do Campaign” May 11th, 2012

Just three short day’s after North Carolina voters approved Amendment One, banning Same-Sex Marriage in the state, Asheville based Marriage Equality group, Campaign For Southern Equality, drew a crowd of hundreds to the city’s offices in protest.  CSE’s “We Do” campaign brings together Same-Sex couples to city halls across the state, in order to request […]

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

Our Voice, Asheville’s rape crisis services provider, holds an annual fundraiser called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in which men from the community-politicians, business owners, etc.-do just that.

Occupy Asheville – Day 5

Occupy Asheville – Day 5


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Occupy Asheville has reached it’s 5th day in downtown Asheville.  I covered day one of the protest with photos and audio quotes from the protesters.  Today, at Prichard Park, still about 80 people met for a general assembly.  I asked a few more protesters about why they have come, and how they are being perceived in the community. This […]

Asheville Go Topless Rally

Asheville Go Topless Rally


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Pack Square Park was crowded for Asheville’s “Go Topless” rally on Sunday, August 21st. The rally started slowly but gained enough participants to fill the fountain below Vance monument before proceeding to the grassy area beneath the birch trees for a brief speech about women’s rights. The rally finished with a march to Lexington Avenue […]

Day of Action

Day of Action


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Saturday was busy downtown, with two rallies beginning at noon. Several hundred protesters gathered at Pack Square to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin as part of a national day of action,  protests were being held in nearly every State. Another rally, The Walk for Choice WNC, was a local response to the No Taxpayer […]