In increasingly polarizing political times, organizations centered on the right to vote have united for their common cause.
“We’ve seen a steady flow of people who are Jewish who’ve come [here] because they see a vibrant Jewish community that they can be part of,” Rabbi Batsheva Meiri of Congregation Beth HaTephila tells Xpress. “And so Asheville becomes attractive to them.”
“While the worthy efforts of five Christian faith communities were highlighted in the article, not one mention was made of the work of the Jewish community.”
A-B Tech hosts a screening of short films about immigrant justice and the Grail shows a documentary about Washington, D.C.’s punk rock scene.
“Speak up against class, racial, gender and religious hatred and those who promote it. Join the protesters outside.”
Students and scholars from Asheville, as well as representatives of several religious organizations here, are among those who have traveled to the National Memorial for Peace in Justice in Montgomery. The 6-acre site houses more than 800 monuments the organization has created, each indicating a county where racial terror lynchings occurred, including Buncombe.