At its April 13 meeting, Council will decide whether to purchase 21 acres of land intended for affordable housing using $1.6 million generated from the December sale of city-owned land acquired through urban renewal policies.
At its fifth annual award celebration, local giving circle CoThinkk reimagined the possibilities and recognized the work of community activists and leaders.
Various local efforts are underway to spotlight and preserve the stories and achievements of local LGBTQ community members.
Activists often feel called to organize, teach, speak and share; movements seeking social change don’t run on business hours and generally come with little to no pay or benefits. How do locals on the front lines of movement work find time and resources to do the self-care that keeps them going?
Led by members of local African American and Latinx communities, CoThinkk is a philanthropic organization dedicated to social change. On Oct. 19, the group awarded $32,000 in community grants to local activists and organizations focused on moving the region toward more equitable outcomes.
On Oct. 20, local giving circle CoThinkk held its third annual community award night at The Collider in downtown Asheville. “Standing In We: Rooted in Collaboration” celebrated the region’s work toward ensuring more equitable outcomes for communities of color, particularly the efforts of African American and Latinx leaders to cultivate change.
On Oct. 21, the fourth annual African Americans in WNC conference wrapped up with a gala celebration of CoThinkk, a giving circle led by people of color to support work in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
The 6th annual Me2We MLK Youth Summit convened at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville on Monday, Jan. 16, offering local high school students an opportunity to connect with one another, discuss issues facing their community and nation and formulate solutions.