Mountainfilm on Tour stops by Highland Brewing Co., BeLoved Asheville hosts a panel discussion on homelessness after a screening of ‘The Florida Project’ at the Grail, and more.
In Western North Carolina, homegrown activists of all stripes are working to effect change among an increasingly divided populace, drawing on historical ideals and using new technologies to spread their messages. Xpress reached out to local activists from across the political spectrum to share their motivations, challenges and techniques.
“Peace = justice = sharing. … But as Amy Cantrell asked me, ‘If we truly believe in peace and not war … what are we willing to risk to bring that about in the world?'”
When activists hired Spanish-language interpreters for the May 23 meeting of Asheville City Council, some community members questioned why local government bodies aren’t already providing interpretation services at all public meetings.