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Durham, NC 27701 United States
919-683-1236

June 2018

The Never-Quite Ending War: A WWII GI Daughter’s Stories by Nancy Corson Carter

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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FREE READING The stories of this book stretch from the '40s & '50s to the present. Reflecting on her family, especially her father, and the war, Nancy Corson Carter's stories seek peace and healing in personal as well as in wider worlds.

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July 2018

The Art of the Condolence Note with Carol Henderson

July 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10

In this workshop, we will discuss the history of condolence notes and their value for both the recipient and the writer. Carol will demonstrate what makes a note successful and show examples of do's and don'ts. Each participant will practice writing a note and leave knowing how to tackle this difficult task. Leader: Carol Henderson is a writer, editor, and workshop leader who has taught in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She is the author of Losing Malcolm,…

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November 2018

Get Out The Vote Call Party

November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

Let's help break records for midterm election turnout. We're partnering with You Can Vote to call voters and make sure they vote on November 6. It's fine if you've never made voter calls before - we'll do a quick training and get you on the phones with a script. We'll have snacks, just bring a charged up phone and laptop. We have limited spots available so sign up today! It'll be a fun and inspiring way to participate in democracy.…

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Reading by Lynette Hartsell

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free
book cover for Stanly Has a Lynching

In 1892 Alexander Whitley, a white man, was lynched in North Carolina and became a local legend. Written by his great-granddaughter, Stanly Has a Lynching explores the ways his murder was justified for over a century through media, religion, balladry, and folklore. Leader: M. Lynette Hartsell was born in 1948 in the heart of Stanly County. She practiced law in Durham, NC, for 36 years and also served as a mediator and as an arbitrator in civil matters. Hartsell lives…

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December 2018

Feminist Advent: A Writing Workshop

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10 – $25
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Let's be inspired by the themes of this season - light in the darkness, expectation, hope - and write from our hearts. We'll write from prompts about the Divine Feminine, nature, and feminist readings of the Christmas story. As we write and share in community, we'll nurture our whole selves and honor any difficult or complicated feelings that may come up during the holiday season (especially for those of us dealing with recent or not-so-recent loss). No writing experience necessary.…

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Reading: Georgann Eubanks

December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free
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Telling the stories of twelve North Carolina heritage foods, each matched to the month of its peak readiness for eating, in The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods Through the Year, Georgann Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state. She begins in January with the most ephemeral of southern ingredients-snow-to witness Tar Heels making snow cream. In March, she takes a midnight canoe ride on the Trent River in search of shad, a bony fish with a…

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January 2019

Dust Bunnies & Sparrows: A Reading and Writing Workshop

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free – $10

Sparrows bathe in dust to absorb the oil that would collect on their wings and keep them from flying. This is a reminder, from nature, that healing and wholeness can be found even in the most unlikely places. Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae) is a 20+ year survivor/victim of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Her book, Dust Bunnies and Sparrows: A Poetic Declaration of Liberation from/through Domestic Violence, is how she has chosen to tell her story to break the silence and…

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March 2019

Holistic Enneagram: A Spirituality of Head, Heart, and Body

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10

What would you say if I told you that you have more than one brain—that your heart and your gut both have their own intrinsic nervous systems? They have neurons that can take on information, store it, change, and adapt. Your head, heart, and gut are the components of your human mind, and the Enneagram can help you better listen to all of them. Join other women and nonbinary folks under 40 for this 1-hour overview of the Nine Enneagram…

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July 2019

The Ministry of Black Women’s Self-Care

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10 – $40

Self-care is often the component that remains a form of intervention (after the break or the medical emergency) rather than a preventative measure. When we allow our bodies, minds and/or spirits to break down in the course of doing this work, we are not only putting ourselves at risk but we are putting at risk the integrity of the work for which we are laboring. This work is a work of self-love, communal love, Womanist Ethicism, it is multi-generational, multicultural…

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August 2019

RCWMS 42nd Birthday Party

August 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Join us for an afternoon open house in honor of RCWMS' 42nd birthday. All are welcome for a summer afternoon celebration filled with food, friends, and fun. Because no birthday party would be complete without something sweet, there will be Locopops. Children especially welcome. Cost: $5 suggested contribution from those who are able Contact: RCWMS, 919-683-1236, info@rcwms.org

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Reading from Women Rise Up by Katey Zeh

August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In a time when biblical texts are being used to shame survivors, vilify immigrants, and excuse exclusion, Rev. Katey Zeh has written Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution (FAR Press, May 2019) to offer an alternative witness for readers, students, leaders, and pastors who love their faith but can no longer abide its misuse in today’s revolution. A timely take on the tenacious women of the Bible, Women Rise Up connects these ancient texts to our…

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September 2019

Fall Into Writing

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$10 – $25

Leader: Rebecca Welper, MFA. Fall is the perfect time to get back into a writing practice, or to begin one for the first time. We'll write from prompts inspired by the changing seasons, allowing us to let go of the intensity of summer days and embrace the change, balance, and acceptance that fall offers. We'll write together, share in community, and offer each other tips and practices for keeping up a writing practice amidst our busy lives. Cost: $10-25 (You…

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November 2019

Reading: A Green Bough by Nancy Corson Carter

November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Nancy Corson Carter will read from A Green Bough: Poems for Renewal. The author calls her poetic quest a journey "to hold in tension the opposites of a celebration of the natural world and, in a time of great destruction, a call for its repair." Through her timely and beautiful work, she hopes "to evoke a saving love for the bodymindspirit of this amazing planet that is our home." Leader: Nancy Corson Carter, professor emeritus of humanities at Eckerd College, has published…

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December 2019

Holiday Sale

December 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come by to visit, have a cup of tea, look at our art, and buy great gifts. We will have cards, books, jewelry, animals, and more made by: B. J. Fusaro, Galia Goodman, Bonnie Wright, Bryant Holsenbeck, Laxmi Hummel, and Jeanette Stokes Judy Dearlove will be on hand to sign copies of her new novel, Play On! Bring friends and family!

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February 2020

Hearts for Sale

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come for tea and Valentines, cards for all occasions, art, jewelry, handmade books, and more by B. J. Fusaro, Galia Goodman, Jeanette Stokes, Bonnie Wright, and The Travel Penguin. Valentine's Day is not just for sweethearts anymore. It's a time to tell friends and family that you love them. Recent books published by RCWMS will be for sale, including Play On! by Judy Dearlove and Elder Wisdom by Anita McLeod. To purchase books: rcwms.org/publications/. For more information, call Jeanette, 919-683-1236.

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March 2020

I Got Next! Self-Care Vision Boarding Party

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm · Leader: Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae)
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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$15

This event has been CANCELED.  Heading into 2020 with a clear vision and plan for self-care can make a healthier you your new normal. Join us as we discuss what accessible self-care can look like and we plan for a healthier normal in 2020! Bring your friends and discuss/design a squad care normal for you and your village. Leader: Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae) is an intentional lover of humanity and actively lives the self-care life about which she teaches and advocates.…

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