JUBILEE! IN ACTION
Jubilee in Action is how Jubilants get more deeply involved with our community and the greater Asheville community...whether it's helping refugees, unhoused folks or people of color; coming to a social celebration, movie night or drum circle; or joining a meditation, labyrinth walk or prayer circle. Below are some long term JIA opportunities. You can click the link below for our current newsletter to learn about what is happening this week.
Jubilee! Alternative Micro-Shelter (JAMS) Opportunities
In April 2022, we opened the Jubilee! Alternative Micro-Shelter (JAMS) on our lower level for a maximum of 10 unhoused women who have incomes or jobs, are on the verge of obtaining permanent housing, and need a safe place to stay and life skills/self care resources to reach their goals. Jubilants have the opportunity to get know and support these determined women by volunteering at JAMS, providing meals, donating needed items, and dining with them. Get details here.
Join a Team
From our earliest beginning, Jubilee! has been a participatory community. Jubilants want to be involved, connect with other folks, share their great gladness, and do their part to make the world a better place. Teams are how we do this. They provide an array of ways to deepen into community and “pray with your feet.” We have over a dozen Jubilee! teams ranging from Earth Team to Spiritual Journey Team to Social Justice team. Read about all of our teams here.
Racial Equity Team Action Opportunities
The Racial Equity Team is taking a summer break, but here are some current suggestions for resourcing your resilience in this movement toward an equitable future:
- The Millennials podcast episode with Hawa Allan, lawyer, poet and author of Insurrection: Rebellion, Civil Rights, and the Paradoxical State of Black Citizenship https://thewaltweekly.podbean.com/e/the-millennials-interview-with-author-lawyer-poet-hawa-allan/
- NPR’s Code Switch podcast https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch
- Giving Voice on Netflix (trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82N4-Qa-hWs )
They Mistook a Backlash for a Movement by Dr. Tommy J Curry, professor of Africana Studies and Philosophy
REPARATIONS ARTICLE AND INTERVIEW
- article on giving land back in South Africa https://www.juliusbaer.com/de/insights/julius-baer-foundation/mark-solms-giving-his-land-back-to-farmers/
- interview with Mark Solms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Aao_8XOAI
Calling All Artists
Jubilee! is looking for artists in all mediums to exhibit and sell their work in the Hospitality Room. Contact Michele Bernhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in exhibiting your work, and she will put you in touch with Joann Rose, the Jubilee! Arts Team leader.
Social Justice Resources
Ron Katz offers an amazing amount of information on social justice matters in three newsletters that he publishes. Click here to get information on the newsletters and the WNC Social Justice Advocacy Guide website, which focuses on connecting people interested in social justice advocacy with nonpartisan organizations working on those issues. There is no cost to subscribe to any of the e-newsletters, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Use this link to subscribe.
These are just some highlights of what's going on at Jubilee! right now. To get up to date on everything that's currently happening, read this week's newsletter on our newsletter archive site.