Webinar - Building a Historic Cemetery Community: A Virtual African American Cemetery Workshop Your cemetery has an important story! How do you expand your reach, develop community buy-in, and building the public and professional relationship you need? Join us for a FREE evening online workshop featuring professionals and community cemetery groups who are finding success. Registration is now closed. A recording of the webinar will be made available following the program. Presenters Olivia Gibson Metz, lifelong member of St. John “A” Baptist church and Kenilworth resident, is the daughter of George Gibson, founder of the South Asheville Cemetery Association. Olivia has been involved in the preservation of the South Asheville Cemetery for over 25 years and currently serves on the South Asheville Cemetery Association board. DeWayne Barton, founder and CEO of Hood Huggers International is native to Asheville and a Gulf War Veteran. A local artist with national recognition, DeWayne has served on the NC Arts Council Board and is a Robert Woods Johnson Cultural Health Leader. DeWayne co-founded Burton Street Peace Gardens and Green Opportunities. Trey Tingle, native of the Kenilworth neighborhood of Asheville, Trey graduated from UNC Asheville and, after living in Charlotte, he and his wife Carolyn returned to Kenilworth in 1980. He and Carolyn got involved in the South Asheville Cemetery through the Kenilworth Residents Association and Kenilworth Presbyterian Church in the late 1980s, when they were asked to help Mr. George Gibson “do a wee bit of weed pulling and some trimming.” He’s been “in the weeds” with the South Asheville Cemetery ever since.