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PKN Team, I'll See You in My Dreams

BY RANDI JANELLE
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Breaking up with the PKN Asheville Organizers is hard to do. Luckily, they live in Randi Janelle's dreams and expanding consciousness.

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Hope for a Peaceful Future

BY JIM VEILLEUX
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Despite recent events, the long arc of human history bends toward less human violence, in addition to justice. Jim Veilleux's talk describes how human violence has declined over the millennia and why that's likely to continue.

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Invasives as Gift and Medicine

BY GARY PHILLIPS
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

So-called invasive plants and animals turn out to be more than the monsters Monsanto and popular culture has made them out to be. Coyotes, zebra mussels, kudzu-all have important ecological roles-and encourage us to play.

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Stitching Stories Through Coreography

BY BARRIE BARTON
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Stories are written and spoken, but Story Choreographer, Barrie Barton takes stories to the stage. In her presentation, she shares how community members, age 25-70 go spelunking for personal stories and movements around a specific theme and then co-create a performance piece- including choreography and spoken word.

Her presentation reveals the creativity, compassion and courage and ultimate liberation kindled through this process. Barrie reveals participant’s poignant stories from a lifetime secret to a recovering heroine addict. The stories cover the full spectrum of the human condition.

Through telling our stories, "We are seen and heard. We Belong. We are not alone. We a part of a much larger story."

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Recycling Dos and Don'ts

BY AMANDA FAIRLEY
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 19, 2017

Ever wonder what you should recycle or what recyclables become? If so, this is a great way to find out.

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White People on Maney

BY KRISTY CARTER
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Many of our neighborhoods have long standing privilege based on early policy decisions. See the difference (and inherent privilege) contrast of one North Asheville neighborhood to other areas of the city.

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Stay Calm and Take the Next Step

BY TREVOR LEWIS
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Trevor Lewis shares the lessons he learned walking through a waterlogged tunnel in the dark.

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Inspiring Courage Through Creativity

BY RACHEL ZINK
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

As Executive Director of Asheville-based nonprofit Arts For Life, Rachel Zink sees every day the transformative and healing power of the arts, when put into the hands and hearts of pediatric patients and their families.

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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up A Board Game

BY CORTLAND MERCER
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

In an era of increasing civic and social isolation, Cortland Mercer describes the resurgent role that board games and board game cafes play in strengthening relationships and building community.

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A Hero's Journey

BY GREGG LEVOY
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Author Gregg Levoy shares the chronicle of a calling in images.

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An Experiment in Creativity

BY DAGMAR STANSOVA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.

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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin/Asheville 2019

BY KYM VERHOVSHEK
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Kym Verhovshek has partnered with Carolina Jews for Justice and other local social justice groups to bring the unique and profoundly motivational multi-media concert-drama, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin to Asheville in June 2019. Music often reaches the heart and soul when words can not. The arts and humanities offer hope and inspiration, and this performance will be led by 8+ weeks of educational programming created for and coordinated with area schools, colleges, and the public. The goal is to create awareness by sharing past experiences, and through education and these conversations to participate in shaping the future.

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