3 December 2013
We're having a party, and you're invited!
See December 8.
Reminder: If you want us to announce in the eblast that your regular meeting schedule will have some
cancellation(s) during the holidays
, now is a good time to send us that information. (Send it
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3 Dec Tues.
Sustainable Tennessee Regional Summit in Gallatin.
To be rescheduled sometime in January. More info
3 Dec Tues 6:30-9:30pm. TEC HOLIDAY MIXER Tennessee Environmental Council
at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery, 1918 West End Ave
. Suggested donation: $25 (includes membership), $20 (current members), $15 (students/tight budget). We will provide delicious light appetizers; a cash bar is available. Register at this link
4 Dec Wed, doors 5:30pm, show 6:30. Generations Against the Death
benefit concert at 3rd
. Performers include John and Lilly Hiatt; Gail Davies
and Chris Scruggs; Ranger Doug of "Riders in the Sky "and James Green; Marcus
and Levi Hummon. Tickets at this link
4 Dec Wed 6pm. Eating with the Seasons: A Journey Through Winter's Flavors.
Culinary Arts Center at Second Harvest Food Bank, 331 Great Circle
Join Urban Green Lab and Lightning 100's Team Green for "Eating with the Seasons: A Journey Through Winter's Flavors," a free, informative discussion on eating local and seasonal food, even in the winter! Food expert Alan Powell will guide us through what foods are currently in season, and how to best prepare and preserve them, all while emphasizing the importance of eating locally. More info
4 Dec Wed 6pm. NPJC BOARD MEETING.
Friends Meeting House,
530 26th Ave. N.
5 Dec Thurs 5pm. CFA OPEN HOUSE.
Refreshments and information at the office of Community Food Advocates
, Suite 211, 604 Gallatin Ave
in East Nashville. More info
5 Dec Thurs 6-8 pm. Open House Tour of Completed Little Green House. 1420 Shelby Ave.
, in East Nashville. Come join friends and neighbors for a tour of the finished Little Green House at Shelby Ave. and 15th! This 1,000 sq foot new build residential space represents creative urban infill, highlights energy efficiency and green technologies, and showcases reused and nontoxic materials.
5 Dec Thurs 7pm. VETS FOR PEACE
will meet, as usual, at International Market & Restaurant, 2010 Belmont Blvd
. Special guest will be Harvey Bennett, who will be show pictures from his recent Vets for Peace educational tour of Cuba.
6 Dec Fri 11:30am to 1pm. Debby's Trip to Cuba.
Lunch buffet $12/person or bring your own brown bag lunch. Second Harvest Distribution Center,
331 Great Circle Road
. Debby Gould, president of the League of Women Voters of Nashville, recently visited Cuba under arrangements made by the LWV; she will talk about her experiences.
6 Dec Fri 5-6:30 pm. Forum on Violence and the Stand Your Ground law.
Library Reading Room, 1800 Baptist World Center Drive
. Panelists: Councilwoman Erica Gilmore and Professor of Criminal Justice, Attorney Blanche Cook.
7 Dec. Sat. 9am-5pm. LOCAL FOOD SUMMIT
Boone Business Building
Trevecca Nazarene University. Related events on Friday evening and on Sunday.
Varying prices; $100 for the non-discounted full event including all meals.
7 Dec Sat 11am-1pm. CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY.
Goodwill Lifsey Center,
937 Herman Street
. Meeting at 11, lecture at noon via teleconference. This month's lecture is by Anne Kelly, director of Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), a coalition of 23 companies, including Nike, Starbucks and eBay, advocating for meaningful climate and energy policy at the federal level. (Editorial note
: Your eblast editor might attend this meeting, because I am interested in how economics is related to climate policy. I will attempt to listen with an open mind, but my current view is that "green capitalism" can't work
7 Dec Sat 1pm. Michele Norris: conversation on race, class and current civil rights issues. In the Civil Rights Room of the downtown public library. Norris is a journalist, and a former host of "All Things Considered," a popular centrist/liberal program on National "Public" Radio.
7 Dec Sat 2pm. Actions in support of umemployment extensions.
Discussion and organizing led by Wayne Ritz
at Workers Dignity, 3013B Nolensville Pike
8 Dec Sun 4-6 pm. NPJC HOUSE PARTY
at the home of Kay Artibee, 4404 Utah Ave
, in Sylvan Park.
Kay will be providing us with a light dinner, but you're welcome to bring
something to add to that if you like.
9 Dec Mon 6-7:30 pm. NPJC roundtable: TPP.
Friends Meeting House,
530 26th Ave. N.
Light refreshments. Our panelists Scott Banbury (the Tennessee Chapter Conservation Chair at The Sierra Club)
and Alisa A. Simmons (National Field Director for Global Trade Watch)
will discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership -- a secretly negotiated treaty which, if ratified, will end the last vestiges of democracy in the USA and most of the world, as it completes the coup d'etat by the corporatocracy. If you don't know about this subject, google it right now -- this is too important to wait for Monday's discussion.
9 Dec Mon 8-10:30 pm. SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY
screening at the Bellevue 8 (120 Belle Forest Circle
), followed by discussion. Documentary about the Burning Man Festival. IMDB description
. Buy tickets at this link
. We need to sell 96 tickets by December 2nd to make this event happen. Burner attire requested, but certainly not required!
10 Dec Tues. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
will not meet this month.
10 Dec Tues 4-6 pm. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION.
Sonny West Conference Center,
Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave. S
. Reception at 4, program at 4:30. More info
11 Dec Wed noon to 1pm. ETHICAL ISSUES IN PRO BONO CASES.
Suite 700, 1600 Division Street
. Panel discussion by American Constitution Society. Free lunch. RSVP
11 Dec Wed 7-9 pm. GASLAND 2
free film screening at The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave
#100 (at the East Nashville end of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge). Light refreshments. Admission is free but seating is limited, so you need to register at this link
12 Dec Thurs 5-8 pm. URBAN GREEN LAB'S MIXER
Fat Bottom Brewing,
900 Main Street
in East Nashville.
Eat, drink (local beer), and be merry with friends passionate about sustainable living!
12 Dec Thurs 6:15pm. DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
, famed biographer, historian, and political commentator, will be speaking at Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Rd
, in Belle Meade. She will discuss her new book,
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
12 Dec Thurs 5-8pm. BURNT 25TH ANNIVERSARY
at the Entrepreneur
Center, 41 Peabody St.
Re-visit the scene of a major victory --
closing the Incinerator and stopping the Garbage Processor on Rolling Mill
Hill. All current and former BURNT members
(Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today) and friends are welcome. RSVP:
14 Dec Sat 9:15am. No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve.
Belmont United Methodist Church,
2007 Acklen Avenue
. You are invited to join Moms Demand Action and Childrens Defense Fund in commemorating
the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
We will gather for a short program culminating in a bell-ringing.
We encourage you to bring a bell from home so that you can participate in the bell-ringing.
This is a simple and solemn event; not a political rally. Please refrain from bringing signs, buttons or other items of a partisan or political nature.
14 Dec Sat 5-7pm. FRUITVALE STATION.
A screening and discussion of this
documentary film, about the police murder of Oscar Grant and the criminalization of all blacks. At the office of Workers Dignity, 3013B Nolensville Pike
15 Dec Sun 4pm. TAP's Holiday
Party and Funraiser.
For the Tennessee Alliance for Progress
. 1611 Forrest
, East Nashville Home of Nell Levin and Michael
August. Gourmet sweets and coffee, wine, food, live music and a report of
TAP's activities (Green is Alive, etc.) and plans. Suggested donation: $20 per person, $35 for two. RSVP
17 Dec Tues. Chelsea
send her a greeting, and thank her for her sacrifice, at this address:
PVT Bradley E Manning, 89289,
1300 N Warehouse Rd,
Ft Leavenworth KS 66027-2304, USA.
Regular letter paper must be used,
as cardstock will be turned away.
: I intend to tell her that I believe she won't be in prison
much longer, because an American "Bastille Day" must be coming soon.) You can donate to the legal appeal fund at this link
17 Dec Tues 4-6 pm. MHRC OPEN HOUSE.
The Metro Human Relations Commission will have a holiday open house at its new office in Suite 130, 1st Floor,
Parkway Towers, 404 James Robertson Parkway
. Eat, drink, and be merry!
Validated parking in the parking garage
across the street from 430 Third Avenue North
We will be accepting wrapped gifts of $25 or less to be distributed to
various non-profits within the community.
We look forward to greeting you!
5, 12, 19, and 26 January Sundays 3-6 pm.
NASHVILLE ORGANIZER INSTITUTE
TIRRC Office, 2195 Nolensville Rd
Sponsored by a coalition including NPJC, TAP, Open Table and Urban Epicenter.
Translation and bilingual presentations, transportation, childcare and snacks provided.
(Note: We're still looking for volunteers to provide transportation.)
We would like people to be able to commit to at least 3 of the 4 sessions.
We are looking for new folks not yet engaged in local movements, people we don't really know yet (less focused on the usual suspects), welcoming a variety of narratives -- people from all different levels of age and experience, up and coming leaders who need tools, and directly affected community members. Our goal: 45 new people (not including facilitators).
Application forms and contact information
will be available soon (watch the next eblast); the
application deadline is December 27th.
7 Jan Tues 6:30pm. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
is meeting at its usual location (Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd
), but on the 7th instead of the 14th.
13 Jan Mon 6-7:30 pm. NPJC Roundtable discussion: Palestine and the Peace Talks.
Friends Meeting House,
530 26th Ave. N.
Light refreshments. The speaker will be
Michael McRay, a teacher at Lipscomb University, who has a Masters degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Studies from Trinity College, Dublin / Belfast. McRay is
also the host of Tenx9 Nashville
and also a volunteer chaplain at Riverbend Prison.
Tuesdays 6pm. The BRIDGE MINISTRY
preaches to the homeless
while feeding them,
the Jefferson Street bridge
Wednesdays. A PLACE AT THE TABLE.
Dinner at 5pm, speaker or
film at 6pm. Weekly community dinner and movie/lecture series, catered by
at West End United Methodist Church,
2200 West End Ave.
on 23rd Ave), Nashville 37203. Dinner cost ranges from $10-$12 for adults,
and $5-$6 for children, depending on the offerings. Reserve your
each Wednesday by calling West End United Methodist Church at
615.321.8500 before 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday.
Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm., NASHVILLE PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER
core activists have an organizing meeting at the Friends Meeting House,
530 26th Ave. N.
. We meet in
different capacities (i.e., wearing different hats) on different Wednesdays,
most often either as
- the Nashville Peace Coalition, which plans demonstrations, rallies,
and other small events, or
- the NPJC's Program Committee, which plans bigger events, such as our
monthly roundtable discussions, our information booths at the festivals of
other organizations, or our own occasional "Peace, Prosperity, and the
, 6:30pm at the Flying Saucer,
10th Avenue S # 310
. More info at
Fridays and Sundays at 2pm. THE BRIDGE BUNCH
150 people (mostly homeless)
under the Jefferson
First Monday of
most months, 6-9pm. TRANSITION NASHVILLE
usually at West Nashville United Methodist Church,
4710 Charlotte Ave
can we make our towns more resilient, better able to cope with the
coming changes (peak oil, global warming, etc.)?
First Tuesday of each month: NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION
orientation meeting, 6:45-8:45 p.m., at Glendale United Methodist Church,
900 Glendale Lane
37204.. More info at
First Wednesday of
each month, 6pm, GREEN DRINKS.
sustainability, at Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery,
1918 West End Ave
First Thursday of most
months: VETERANS FOR PEACE.
7 pm, at International Market
2010 Belmont Blvd
. All people
(not just vets) are welcome to attend. For more information contact Joey
First Saturday of most months. CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY
11am to 1pm at Goodwill Lifsey Center,
937 Herman Street
the meeting is from 11 to noon, and then at noon there is a national
conference call by phone, with some speaker on a topic of current interest.
More info at
First Saturday of most months, 1pm. NASHVILLE HOMELESS ORGANIZING
. Location may vary; more info at
Second Tuesday of each month, except in summer. 6:30pm.
FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY.
Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd
, 37215, in the Jr. High Room on the
Second Tuesday of even-numbered
months. CONFLICT RESOLUTION LUNCH.
Noon to 1:15 pm.
Location: McWhirter Hall on the ground floor, West End United Methodist
2200 West End Ave.
(entrance on 23rd Ave), Nashville, TN 37203, Park in the church's lower
parking lot (near Elliston Place). Bring your lunch or order one in advance.
Credit in continuing mediation education available at most meetings.
and additional info
Second Thursday of each month, 7pm. SIERRA CLUB of Middle
meets at Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek
Road, Nashville. Note: you must enter from Granny White Pike.
Second Thursday of even-numbered
months. 6:30pm. AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND
Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church,
1808 Woodmont Blvd.
Further info: Charles Sumner (615-646-9946) or
Second Friday of each
month: TENNESSEANS FOR FAIR TAXATION
at noon, at
460 10th Circle, N.
Ennix-Jones Building, behind First Baptist Church. (Park next to the building
or in the lot behind the sanctuary. Enter on the end of the building facing
the sanctuary.) More info at
or contact Bill Howell,
Third Monday of
most months. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL.
for dates, times,
Third and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6-9 pm. WORKERS'
Know Your Labor Rights workshops and intake for new cases
of wage theft. Volunteers accompany workers through the wage recovery
process. More than $80,000 recuperated in the last two years. Join with
Nashville's first workers' center to build economic justice and stand with a
worker-led movement. Location: 3013B Nolensville Pike
. More info: Sarah 615.669.6679,
or Facebook page "
Fourth Monday of the month, 6pm. SEED MONEY SUPPERS.
Location may vary. Buy your $10 ticket at the event. Several startups will
present their ideas; you vote on which one you like. The winner gets 3/4 of
the proceeds. (The other 1/4 pays the expenses for the event.) More info,
including this month's location, at the
Fourth Monday of most months, 6pm. RAM (Recycling Advocates of
is a research and education-based environmental
organization that generally meets at a private home in the Inglewood area of
Nashville. RAM advocates the development of recycling techniques that
foster industrial improvement, new jobs, prosperity, awareness, health, a
cleaner environment, and a reduction in land filling. To attend our
meetings, call or e-mail 2 days in advance at 227-3499 or
Fourth Monday of most months, 7 - 9pm. NASHVILLE NATIONAL
ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
usually meets at the Nashville Peace and
Justice Center / Friends' Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N., Nashville, TN
37209. These meetings are open to members, friends and those seeking more
information. For additional details, contact Cynthia at
Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 9 pm. COMPASSIONATE
cafe and community,
2320 West End Ave
. We invite
singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, storytellers and other creative
expressionists to share from the heart and inspire our collective community
to grow in compassion toward ourselves, each other and our world.
Representatives of organizations may bring their cards and brochures as well
as share from the stage in a creative way how they are impacting our
community with compassion driven initiatives and projects. Each performer
gets 5 minutes. There's an intermission in the middle, to give people time
for networking. Signups begin at 6:15 pm; show begins at 6:30pm.
Fourth Friday of the month, typically at 6:30pm, Homeless Organizing
has some event such as a film or speaker, typically at the Neighborhoods
Third Avenue North
. For more up-to-date information check the website
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The Nashville Peace and Justice
Center needs your help.
The Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to promoting equity and creating a peaceful, just and
sustainable society through reflection, education and non-violent action.
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