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REPORT HATE ACTIVITY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Indian Sports Mascot Issue
Clyde A. Erwin High School/Bucombe
North Carolina Overview Includes State Board and other official actions, locations of mascot schools, and other relevant state-wide information
Clyde A. Erwin High School/Bucombe County, NCIncluding history(1997--2002), Squaws, Warriors, US Justice Dept. probe, and wider impact
Hate Groups and similar issues
Kirk D. Lyons/Confederate flag/Southern Legal Resource Center Incorporator of the CAUSE Foundation and Incorporator and Chief Trial Attorney for the Southern Legal Resource Center(SLRC)
Issues and Activities including:
White Supremacy Organizations
Employment Discrimination against Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender(GLBT) people
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort in Madison County, NC cancels contract with photographers
Asheville's All-white debutante club issue
"Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards" debutante club sends a poor message to community
Biltmore Forest Country
US Women's Amateur Golf Championship Aug 9-14, 1999
Miscellaneous Issues not related to above hate activity
Blue Moon Group: Community dialogue on abortion In 2002, after serious harassment of the Femacare women's clinic in Asheville, NC, pro-life and pro-choice proponents began meeting to lessen the chance of violence in the community. They have continued meeting monthly since that time and have developed a Common Ground Statement and a series of Agreements. Three feature articles have been published in the Asheville Citizen-Times. All of that information is available at this link. WNCCEIB has participated since the beginning and serves as the convener/organizing glue for the group.
Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program: While not related to white supremacy or hate activity, WNCCEIB has worked to rectify an educational program that had good intentions but due to design and implementation flaws hurts children in the fifty states and seventy-four countries where Kiwanis International sponsors the program. The negative impact on many of the children served is contrary to Kiwanis' own goals and the schools' own curricula. Your awareness and involvement in changing this program if it is in your area would be valuable to the quality of education in your local schools. This detrimental program continues in several Buncombe County Public Schools and hundreds of others across our nation.
Asheville Watershed logging proposal, 2004 Asheville, NC's 22,000 acre protected watershed faced the possibility of commercial logging in the name of road maintenance and wildlife habitat improvement. Through community efforts, this ill-conceived plan was stopped. This link will give you the background.
Center for New Community