August 24, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
part of a series on Community
About the speaker
Marisol Jiménez is the founder and lead consultant for Tepeyac Consulting. She is originally from Chicago where she began her political education trying to celebrate the Mexican, Irish and Puerto Rican cultures that so influenced her life while also struggling to navigate the strong racial and economic divisions and inequities that demarcated the city. In trying to heal the ways she had internalized these divisions, Marisol found a community of activists, advocates and allies working for social justice and racial equity that welcomed her and all her intersecting identities. Within this collective, the work became and continues to be as much about personal healing as solidarity in our intersecting struggles. Marisol believes that transformative practice comes through constant self-examination, compassionate conflict, and visionary action by both individuals and communities.
Marisol earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and her Master in Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She served as the Advocacy Director for El Pueblo, a NC statewide advocacy organization that worked on public policy issues at the local, state, and national levels. She was a steering committee member of the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform National Strategy Council (2007); and led statewide efforts to organize mass demonstrations for immigrant justice in 2006 and 2007. Through this work, it became clear that dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression were often replicated within social justice movements. In 2015, Marisol founded her business, Tepeyac Consulting as a way to work with nonprofit organizations and foundations to be in “right relationship” with frontline communities while also deepening her activism within those movements. Marisol has been able to work on a number of exciting projects, including: building the infrastructure of a WNC sanctuary movement with Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA) and Nuestro Centro; partnering with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to strengthen the statewide infrastructure of the NC Latino immigrant justice movement; and offering racial equity trainings, strategic support, and coaching for community leaders and organizations across the country.
Marisol lives in a house full of noise, laughter, and love with her son, Roan, in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.
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Echoview honors America’s pioneering past but always has an eye on the future. We are innovators, believers and dreamers. We’re also doers. We intend to bring pride to the label “Made in America.” America has always celebrated the individual. But at the same time, we know we’re stronger together. Our country is a lot like a patchwork quilt. Each square is important on its own, but each one also enhances the beauty of the entire creation.
East Fork Collection is simple and fundamental. Unadorned, the work is distilled to its essential elements: form and function. It is durable and timeless, resistant to fashion and trends. The pots do not designate a specific maker but are stamped, simply, EAST FORK. They are made by all the members of our workshop.
Our goal is to bring the energetic minds and bodies from our community together to encourage and inspire cross pollination through ideas, stories, work and play.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.
The Center administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, the Center convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies.
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Ultimate Ice Cream makes hand crafted, locally churned ice cream from local, high quality dairy. visit our tasting locations to experience the best ice cream in Asheville, North Carolina.
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We think our food is pretty amazing. We make it with local, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. And by hand, with love, everyday.
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Buchi is a community centered, women founded and 15% worker-owned business continuing the ancient folk tradition of brewing kombucha, a living, probiotic rich, all-natural beverage. We started brewing kombucha so our families would have a healthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup beverages and caffeine laden energy drinks.
Our story begins in the heart of the world’s oldest mountain chain, where we found each other in the most serendipitous way. After years of home brewing kombucha individually, we met through our children’s home school co-op and we soon discovered we each separately brewed an almost identical tasting kombucha. We teamed up and after a year of experimentation and research, with kids at play and baby on back…Buchi was born!
Modern apothecary offering organic dried medicinal herbs and essential oils, tinctures, books, local products, herbal medicine making supplies, & more.
BP Solutions Group (formerly known as Biltmore Press) was established in Biltmore Village, Asheville, NC, in 1925 and has served the Western North Carolina and surrounding areas since that time as the region’s highest quality, full-service printer. BP Solutions Group has endeavored to serve its customers with prompt, efficient service and to provide a quality product for over 80 years, establishing customers of long standing that have come to depend on our company to fulfill their printing and marketing needs.
Our highly skilled team of marketing and graphic experts has the experience, vision and insight needed to create, manage and implement your visual communications solution.
Addressing the issue of food waste, Raleigh Environmental Award winner CompostNow is pioneering a member-based food scrap collection and composting service currently helping thousands divert food scraps from landfills (230,000 lbs to-date) and support garden partners with nutrient rich soil (created from the food scarps, and) needed to grow fresh, chemical-free food. Cups at Creative Mornings Raleigh are compostable!
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Title: Community as Beautiful Resistance
Today’s paradoxical reality often sees many of us more broadly and instantly connected to thousands of people around the world through our many social media than ever. And, yet, the sense of community and belongingness we so long for seems to be steadily eroding leaving many of us feeling isolated and unsupported. What, then, when this very isolation makes us more vulnerable to systematic oppression and attack? Marisol will talk to us about what it looks like and what it takes to rebuild community as a beautifully defiant act of resistance and a necessary tool in our collective survival.