• Share your support for the Homeowner Grant Program with Buncombe County Commissioners

    Issued on: 04/14
    The Homeowner Grant Program (something we pushed for in last year’s budget) is vulnerable due to a high cost of administration. We encourage you to contact the County Commissioners in support of protecting it. The need for the homeowners grant program is just as strong as last year, and getting rid of it is not a viable option. If kept…
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  • Buncombe County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team

    Issued on: 02/25
    We are lifting up Black women and challenging our community to remember that doing the work of creating racial justice must also include addressing other false hierarchies that are often deeply unconscious in us as individuals and are also cultural, structural, and institutional.  We encourage you all to engage with the vast body of work by Black feminists that has…
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  • Advisory Board Restructuring Proposal

    Issued on: 02/23
    City staff have released a proposal for restructuring the Advisory Board system that guides City Council. You can read more about it (and sign up to attend an informational session) here. We understand why this proposal is being made. The current system has big problems, the biggest being that City staff members don’t have the resources or personnel to adequately…
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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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