AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock
In 2016, Standing Rock, North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey, and Digital Smoke Signals present a new documentary ‘AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock,’ which captures some of the many stories of the Native-led resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which forever changed the way people approach the fight for Indigenous sovereignty and the resistance to fossil fuel infrastructure, Big Oil and climate change.
Join us for this special screening on Sunday, April 30 at 7pm.
My Vegan Journey
My Vegan Journey
It shouldn’t be hard to imagine me as a proud carnivore; fat – that is, fifty pounds heavier than I am now – and addicted to sugar, caffeine, and many other toxic chemicals normally found in everyday foods. I am probably not as ashamed as I should be about my past dietary choices, my state of mind, or physical condition. Raf, now my husband, was just a friend when I first started this journey. He introduced me to the vegan lifestyle. At the time, I was also seeking to manage my son’s diabetes better. Raf would come by my house and read the labels of the foods he saw me packing for Doriyan’s lunch. Even when things were sugar-free, he would still point out toxic chemicals on the label. Later in the day, he would Facebook me articles about the different chemicals he had seen me give to my son. I quickly discovered that meat wasn’t even the worse thing on our plates. Needless to say, I began a journey of research and discovery that led to me making some abrupt and monumental changes in my life. I realized that if I wanted to impact my son, I had to model the behavior.
Oxygen Masks for Animals Delivered to Asheville Fire Department
On January 31, Cam, the owner of THE BLOCK off biltmore, presented oxygen mask kits to the City of Asheville Fire Department. Seventeen kits were presented, one for every fire truck, each containing a small, medium, and large oxygen mask!
The project was one of many recent endeavors, and included raising funds and making the oxygen masks for animals in emergencies. Many of our customers and community members know that our mission is to exist for and to give back to our community. We do this in a variety of ways, often serving as a meeting place and providing a venue for benefits, groups, and nonprofits. Most nights, we donate a percentage of bar sales to local endeavors and organizations, too.