Because of the NC Mining and Energy Commission's intent to explore in WNC Far-Western Counties along the Murphy Basin for hydraulic fracturing, many citizens have attended more than a dozen rallies and meetings (both educational and organizational) to express their outrage.
Our Second Gas Land Part II Screening event was held in the Community Room of Swain County's Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.
The first-ever Jackson County NAACP Branch 54AB chose its officers and Executive Committee at the Liberty Baptist Church in Sylva. Elected were: The Rev. Charles Lee- President; Avram Friedman - 1st V. Pres.; Enrique Gomez-2nd V. Pres.; Mary Sue Casey-Secretary; Marian Price-White-Assist.
The Mta Affiliate Colaition in Western NC staged its first of several showings of Josh Fox's GASLAND PART II, in the Community Room of Jackson County's Regional Library on Saturday, March22. These efforts are spearheaded by one member whose property lies above the Murphy Base, identified as potential subject of future hydraulic fracturing explo
Swain County’s new Regional Business Education and Training facility was alive with people who came to celebrate Western North Carolina’s commemoration of the National Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Over seventy-five people of all generations, from three WNC counties and as far away as Charlotte, attended the afternoon events.
Forty Macon, Swain, Jackson and Haywood County people of mixed races and backgrounds gathered in the Jackson County Public Library Community Room for an event, sponsored by the Western NC Affiliate of Move to Amend to create an educational documentary produced for numerous future venues, including the internet.
Go, Granny D to be performed Nov. 1
at the Asheville Unitarian-Universalist Congregation
Avram, Pat and Lucy arrived at the Charlotte Convergence as MTA Western North Carolina affiliate members, but only two of them returned home. Their diminished number actually signals something positive for MTA in North Carolina. Pat Montee (soon to move to Charlotte) joined a heretofore disparate group of Charlotteans (who came together for the first time at the National Convergence). NC’s largest city finally will have a MTA affiliate and will meet to organize before the end of Sept.
Kaitlin, George and David led 56 attendees in a weekend packed with information and participatory learning which Avram filmed. View the weekend at the links below: