This is where you'll discover how to get more deeply involved with our Jubilee! community and the greater Asheville community...whether it's helping refugees, homeless folks or people of color; coming to a social celebration, movie night or drum circle; or joining a meditation, labyrinth walk or prayer circle.  Here are some highlights of what's going on right now...more JIA opportunities are in this week's newsletter.

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.

Racial Equity Team Action Opportunities

Here are a few things you can participate in:

  • Email Melody at melody.lebaron@gmail.com to join the Racial Equity Team or Racial Equity Book Group
  • Check out the racial equity resource that has been created by the Asheville Interfaith Initiative on Dismantling Racism working group for lists of books, films, discussion ideas, and black-led nonprofits you can support
  • Consider joining the Asheville Racial justice Coalition to receive weekly emails to learn about simple things that will, over time, dramatically up-level life for BIPOC in our community.

Calling All Artists

Jubilee! is looking for artists in all mediums to exhibit and sell their work in the Hospitality Room. Contact Michele Bernhardt (michele@jubileecommunity.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.

And More...

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.