• Make A Public Comment on July 27th

    Issued on: 07/26
    The Asheville City Council will address three issues on Tuesday 7/27 with racial justice implications: a noise regulation ordinance that could unfairly target people of color, a property tax relief program that is likely to help too few of those in need of relief, and a work session involving multiple millions of dollars of federal aid that is not open…
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  • Black community members need direct representation on the Reparations Commission

    Issued on: 07/22
    The Asheville City Manager’s Office is soliciting bids for a “Reparations Process Project Manager” that will oversee the formation of the Community Reparations Commission. A critical piece of the City Manager’s initial plan for this Commission, rolled out in February of this year, was that Black community members from impacted neighborhoods would be invited to select their own representatives to…
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  • Solidarity Circles Supporting Engagement & Accountability

    Issued on: 02/05
    The RJC has a way to support our members’ anti-racist activism while combating fatigue and passivity: Solidarity Circles.   "Being a part of a Solidarity Circle is, for me, that connection I need to have a sustainable relationship with racial justice. Feeling connected to my small group helps me stay accountable and also keeps racial equity in focus in this fast-paced…
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  • Committee Watcher Project

    Issued on: 12/31
    What is the Committee Watcher Project?  If you’ve ever wondered how local policy comes to be, look no further! Although the ultimate authority for setting policy is held by the Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commission, much the work of planning and policy recommendations is done on a number of committees.  These committees are composed both of elected…
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