Weekly ESJM Roundup: March 8-14

MOVE TO AMEND
The MABCO Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, March 10 at 7pm at the North Asheville, Library. contact Ruth Christie/ ruthachristie@gmail.com

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, March 14 at 7pm
in Sandburg Hall, “Speciesism: The MovieModern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate.  The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. FMI about Movie Night, contact Charles Wussow/ 828-505-0839.

WOMEN’S BRUNCH BUNCH
March 15, 10am 23 Edwin Place.  Women may also bring their own place settings, if desired. For further information, please call Melinda Elkins/ 828-275-4811

“HOW TO DESTROY A DEMOCRACY STEP BY STEP”
will be presented by Dan Carter of Pisgah Forest, NC at the March meeting of the Ethical Society of Asheville, on March 16th from 2-3:30 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 227 Edgewood Rd., Asheville (off Merrimon Avenue near UNCA). What is a democracy? How has it functioned over our 138 year history as a nation? Dan will explore the forces that are undermining an always imperfect system to the point that it ceases to represent the great majority of Americans in any meaningful way. Discussion time and informal conversation with light refreshments will follow Carter’s talk.

MOUNTAIN JUSTICE SPRING BREAK – WV
The Mountain Justice team in Doddridge County, WV is hosting college students and people of all ages March 9th-16th to learn about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MTR) and its effects on our environment.  There will be workshops on related extractive industries, like fracking and nuclear power, Non-violent direct action organizing trainings, and discussions of current events like the West Virginia water crisis and Duke Energy’s recent Coal Ash spill into North Carolina’s Dan River.  You are welcome to attend all or part of this event.  Contact Elizabeth Mount/ 720-560-5680 or uu4life@yahoo.com

HAYWOOD RESPITE CARE CENTER
Please donate through the middle of March, any of the following items for the Haywood Respite Care Center for homeless, recovering patients: look for the bin as you enter Sandburg Hall. Needs: toiletries, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toilet paper, powder, cleaning supplies like Clorox wipes, furniture polish, etc. For more info on how to help, contact Barbara Kruszewski/ bkruszewski@bellsouth.net

HUNGER IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY
The Hunger Committee collects healthy food donations to supplement Manna Foods provision for needed families of students at Issac Dickson Elementary School 2x a month. This involves drivers going to Manna to pick up the bags and bringing them to Edwin where we are supplementing with juice, fruit and a protein when space allows. Our biggest need are some folks to be a part of the committee. Contact Susan Steffe/ ssteffe@gmail.com

ROOM IN THE INN
If you are able to help, please email Martha Shepard.

HABITAT FOR THE HOMELESS
Build Dates to be selected (offsite) For all those Habitat for Humanity supporters, begin signing up for build dates. To sign up, come to the Social Justice table on any Sunday morning or call Tom Dessereau/ 828-225-3786.

PRITCHARD PARK BREAKFAST
Next date in Spring, 2014. Meet in Pritchard Park to prepare breakfast for those in need. Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Krestrel3@gmail.com

REPEAL THE DEATH PENALTY
Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Krestrel3@gmail.com

ADVOCACY TRAINING: Attention Letter Writers, Emailers, and Armchair Activists!
Join the effort to facilitate UUer’s advocacy to their elected and appointed government officials. Our goal is to provide the tools to write a quick and effective message. Please contact Jane Kniffin/ Jane.kniffin@gmail.com

HOPE-TO-HOME
Get involved in our second Hope-to-Home team happening this fall to support a formerly homeless person recently placed in housing. We will be joined by 3-5 Quakers. Contact Gene Zimbalkin/ Kestrel3@gmail.com

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About Elizabeth Mount

Seminarian, UU, organizer, and badass. For faith, justice, and interdependent existence.
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