• Encourage City Council members to prioritize Racial Justice at their next meeting

    Issued on: 03/20
    On March 23rd, City Council will be voting on whether to remove the Vance Monument, and they need to hear that we support them in taking this important next step. Call or email Council today and sign up to make a public comment! Some suggested talking points, along with contact information, are below. At that same meeting, City Council will be…
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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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