Wednesday, November 29, 2006

    ACRC - Asheville Community Resource Center

    The ACRC houses many organizations dedicated to social change. They include:

    The Asheville Prison Books Program - free literature and materials
    The Women’s/Transgendered Health Project - information and support
    The Asheville Free School - Free classes and workshops
    The Asheville Global Report - news under- or unreported by mainstream
    Katuah Earth First! - local chapter of the environmental movement
    The Re-Cyclery bicycle collective - workshops on maintenance and repair
    The Jab Jab Self Defense Collective - share skills and create awareness


    Silver Drummer Girl & Andie MacD

    Movie star and Asheville resident Andie MacDowell (left) enjoys a street performer who plays drums briefly and bows each time someone tosses money into the basket in front of her. The action occurred on a balmy afternoon last Friday on Haywood Street across from the Flying Frog Café. The day after Thanksgiving brought numerous shoppers to downtown Asheville. Staff Photo by KYM LUTZ