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NPJC  E-Blast
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June 22, 2019



UPCOMING EVENTS.    New or changed items are in blue. 
    



NPJC  E-Blast
Please send corrections to info@nashvillepeacejustice.org. To submit events, click here. As the E-Blast is published weekly, usually on Saturday, please submit events, or updates to events, at least two weeks in advance of the event. Don't overlook the "recurring events" at the bottom of this page.



Numerous local organizations have been holding meetings at the "community meeting rooms" at various local police stations. New Metro Police policies are about to restrict those meeting rooms to only being available Monday through Friday, and only until 4:30 PM. This will effectively block any organization with members who work normal business hours. A meeting is currently being organized with Theodore Washington III, representing the Metropolitan Council, representatives of the police department, and representatives of local organizations. If you would be interested in taking part in such a meeting, please send your name, email address, and (optionally) other contact info to theodore.washington@nashville.gov, as he will then send out a poll to determine the best time and date for the meeting. This needs to be done soon.


UPCOMING EVENTS.    New or changed items are in blue. 



Jun 23 Sun Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting, hosted by NOAH - Nashville Organized for Action and Hope. Location: Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206. NOAH's Affordable Housing Task Force meets the third Sunday of every month to discuss issues relating to affordable housing in Nashville and the state of Tennessee. The purpose of these meetings is to develop proactive strategies that will ensure Nashville neighborhoods continue to be vibrant; and to work towards a vision of equitable, inclusive, and sensible affordable housing for all. Any and all are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. Parking is available outside the church.

Jun 24 Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Mayoral Forum for districts 1, 2, and 3, hosted by former judge Nick Leonardo and Councilman Jonathan Hall. Location: First Baptist Church Joelton, 7140 Whites Creek Pike, Joelton TN 37080.

Jun 25 Tue 5:30 PM. Sierra Club's June Social - Friends, Fun, Food & Beer, hosted by Sierra Club - Middle Tennessee Group. Location: HiFi Clyde's Nashville, 1700 Church Street, Nashville TN 37203. Our monthly Sierra Club Social has been moved to the Fourth Tuesday of every month. This month, we are hosting our social at HiFi Clyde's on Church Street. Don't worry there is plenty of free parking in the lot behind Clyde's. Join us for happy hour, dinner, and/or a rousing game of ping pong! We look forward to seeing you there.

Jun 26 Wed 4:00 PM. Community Oversight Board Meeting, hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice Nashville. Location: Metro Office Building, 800 2nd Avenue South, Robertson Conference Room, Nashville, TN 37210. Hi yall! Remember the COB?! We love them, and they have asked us to support them by attending their meetings! We will sit in the audience and bear witness to their greatness and show them their community has their back. The meetings can run up to 2 hours so please pop in at anytime, and leave early if you need to. We can support them relay-style! Please join us as we stand in solidarity with their work. Take a look at their website and even watch a little of their last meeting!

Jun 26 Wed 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Sunrise Nashville & Friends Debate Watch Party, hosted by Sunrise Movement Nashville. Location: East Nashville Beer Works, 320 E Trinity Ln, Nashville, Tennessee 37207. Come join Sunrise Movement Nashville and friends for a presidential debate watch party at East Nashville Beer Works! Great venue, great folks, great conversation, and some great debate party games (debate bingo anyone?) We'll also talk about how to #ChangeTheDebate on the climate crisis during the 2020 election. In 2012, there were ZERO climate change questions in the presidential debates. In 2016, there were ZERO questions during the general election debates. Register for event.

Jun 29 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Protect Our Parks-Fascist Free Tennessee, hosted by Harriet Tubman House and 5 other organizations. Location: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, Tennessee 37029. Montgomery Bell State Park has become a "Destination Location" for white supremacists, Nazi, Neo-Confederates and other bigoted scum. The white supremacists have touted our state's friendly legislators, and their friends inside the state park system and Montgomery Bell State Park, as the reason our state has become a Nazi Tourist Hot Spot. There may be Tennessee officials who welcome white supremacists with open arms, but the people of Tennessee do not! Please join a coalition of activists, clergy and other Tennesseans as we #ProtectOurParks and say it loud and clear: We demand a #FascistFreeTennessee. If your organization or church is interested in signing on as a co-sponsor or participating in the rally/press conference, please contact us here or email FascistFreeTennessee@gmail.com. White supremacists, Nazis and Neo-Confederates will be holding hate conferences in which they will plan, scheme and plot with ideology and strategies that will lead to violence. In fact, it was weeks before the brutal Charlottesville white supremacist gathering that resulted in injury and death that some of the organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally gathered at Montgomery Bell for one of the exact conferences that will be held again this year. Join us at Montgomery Bell on May 18, 2019 and June 29, 2019 as we show gatherings of fascists they are not welcome in Tennessee and that this park belongs to all the people of our state.

Jul 11 Thu 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. MTG July Program - Metro Adopt A Stream, hosted by the Sierra Club - Middle Tennessee Group. Location: Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Oak Hill, TN 37220. You must enter Otter Creek Road from the Granny White Pike end; the section of Otter Creek Road along the lakeshore is closed to vehicular traffic. Ross Miller, Streams Coordinator of the Cumberland River Compact, will speak on behalf of the Metro Adopt-A-Stream program. The Metro Adopt-A-Stream program started in 2007 with the goal of engaging volunteers in stewardship work that improves the water quality of our streams and rivers.

Jul 13 Sat 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. 3rd day of Creation Care Summit, hosted by the United Methodist Church and Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light. Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, 1027 18th Avenue S, Nashville TN. You are welcome to attend all three days of the conference, July 11-13, but the first two days are focused on the United Methodist denomination. The third day is more generally applicable to all faith traditions. This is an annual gathering of United Methodist grassroots activists, students and faculty from UM colleges and universities, and national staff to strengthen Earth care efforts across the United Methodist denomination. Costs, including meals but not lodging: Full Conference: $160, Friday and Saturday only: $100, Saturday only: $50. Click on the link above to register. Registration deadline is June 30.

Jul 20 Sat 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 2nd Annual Black Women's Empowerment Brunch, hosted by 92Q's radio personality Sissy Brown, Equity Alliance, Vanderbilt University, and BAM! Social Business. Location: Rocketown, 601 4th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37210. Join The Equity Alliance at the 2nd Annual Black Women's Empowerment Brunch, hosted by 92Q's radio personality Sissy Brown, for an inspiring, high-energy fundraiser featuring live music, a spoken word performance by artist Tia Smedley and a powerful keynote speaker. The event will also feature a live auction with art donated by acclaimed Nashville painter James Threalkill. Last year's sold-out event brought together more than 400 community leaders, corporate executives, elected officials and black women from all walks of life to honor the contributions black women are making to politics, government and society. Join us to honor black women as Pioneers in Politics and Unsung Sheroes! Purchase tickets here.

Jul 20 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Jefferson Street Summer Kickback 2019, hosted by Jefferson Street Summer Kickback 2019. Location: Jefferson Street, Nashville TN. A celebration of Community, Economic Empowerment, Music, Health Awareness, Fun and Family while supporting our mission. This event is to give back to community, promote local businesses, and to bring awareness/business back to Jefferson Street and surrounding areas. The Summer Kickback is a one day event featuring many of the best retail vendors, artist, food, live music, high end raffles, and more. This is for YOU come KICKBACK with us on Jefferson Street!!!

Jul 21 Sun 3:00 PM. Affordable Housing Task Force Meeting, hosted by NOAH - Nashville Organized for Action and Hope. Location: Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206. NOAH's Affordable Housing Task Force meets the third Sunday of every month to discuss issues relating to affordable housing in Nashville and the state of Tennessee. The purpose of these meetings is to develop proactive strategies that will ensure Nashville neighborhoods continue to be vibrant; and to work towards a vision of equitable, inclusive, and sensible affordable housing for all. Any and all are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. Parking is available outside the church.

Jul 26 Fri 4:00 PM - Jul 28 Sun 2:00 PM. Sierra Club Tennessee Summer Retreat, hosted by Sierra Club — Middle Tennessee Group. Location: Cedars of Lebanon State Park, 328 Cedar Forest Road, Lebanon TN 37090. Join the TN Chapter as we meet for our Summer Retreat. Come and enjoy the company and interaction with environmental leaders from across the state. Be a part of the fellowship, hikes, fireplace chats, and meetings. Be sure not to miss the Saturday evening program and the informal social gathering that always follows. Meet others that share your love and respect for the environment. See the details and register on this link.

Jul 30 Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Trauma-Informed De-Escalation Training, hosted by Open Table Nashville, Inc. Location: Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. If you serve in an environment like an overnight shelter, a soup kitchen, or other places where people who have experienced stressful circumstances congregate, you know that it doesn't take much for tensions to rise and situations to escalate. This training will better equip you to understand what is happening before and during escalations, to be prepared with intervention strategies, and to feel more equipped to step in and assist. Not only is this training interactive, but it is also steeped in evidence-based practices like trauma-informed care. Please RSVP to lindsey@opentablenashville.org. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. We ask that participants donate $10 for this training to cover materials, but feel free to give what you can or come even if you can't donate right now!

Aug 20 Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Beginner Homeless Outreach Training, hosted by Open Table Nashville, Inc. Location: Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Road, Nashville TN 37211. If you have a little volunteer experience under your belt or are hoping to get more experience in the realm of homeless outreach, this training is for you. The Beginner training will cover the basics of how to better understand the complexities of both the personal and systemic aspects of homelessness, how to approach and engage in outreach, how to navigate the resources in Nashville, and how to cultivate reflective listening skills and healthy boundaries. Please RSVP to lindsey@opentablenashville.org. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. We ask that participants donate $10 for this training to cover materials, but feel free to give what you can or come even if you can't donate right now!

Sep 20 Fri. Global Climate Strikes on Sept 20 and beyond. Hosted by 350.org. Pledge to participate in the next wave of global Climate Walkouts and a week of actions starting on Friday 20 September. 350.org will send you information on how to get involved.

Sep 20 Fri 6:00 PM, Sep 21 Sat 10:00 AM, Sep 22 Sun 10:00 AM. African Street Festival, hosted by African American Cultural Alliance.. Location: Hadley Park, 1037 28th Avenue N, Nashville TN 37208. Nashville's 37th Annual African Street festival will be held at Hadley Park. Hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance (AACA), this phenomenal, family-oriented festival has grown continuously and now attracts thousands who are interested in African and African American culture. The festival has garnered local media attention and remains one of the city's premiere events attracting people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all sectors of the region. And our celebration is now also expanding to include the cultures of the Caribbean, North, Central and South America and other places around the world where Africa is also represented in its people and cultures.




SELECTED RECURRING EVENTS

WEEKLY:

Tuesdays, 6pm. Participatory Defense. McGruder Family Resource Center (In Partnership with Free Hearts), 2013 25th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37208. This free grassroots program in partnership with Nashville's Public Defender's Office, supports families facing prosecution of a loved one who has been arrested. We also support families during other types of trials such as sentencing/sentence reduction, release and parole decisions. We provide important support in the following ways:
  • attend court hearings
  • show care for the family during a difficult time
  • help facilitate communication with the legal team
  • assist with creating mitigation packets
Participatory Defense also has proven to strengthen families and the community as a whole. More info: dawn@kidsofincarceratedmoms.com.
Tuesdays. Beautiful Eyes Ministry. Food and clothing for the needy. Outreaches on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm at Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Ave N. Contact and other information.

Every Wednesday through May 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Tour the Recycling Center!, hosted by Turnip Green Creative Reuse and Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works. Location: Waste Management, 208 River Hills Dr, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. Register for a tour by visiting the page above, and clicking on a date. Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled materials once they go in your bin? You're invited to join us at the Waste Management Materials Recovery Facility for a FREE tour of the recycling center! Brought to you by Metropolitan Nashville Department of Public Works and Turnip Green Creative Reuse, the tour will include an hour long interactive presentation and opportunity to see the MRF in action. See how the machines and employees work to sort all of our materials and learn what happens to our items next! Programs are open to all ages and funded by Metro Nashville Public Works. Attendees of the program receive a free small recycling bin!

Wednesdays 6:30-8pm. Humanists Association of Middle Tennessee. A secular, charitable, progressive, activist, non-profit group working to reduce social and income inequality in Middle Tennessee through education, grant writing and voluntary work. Meetings are at Center for Spiritual Living, 6705 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209. More info.

Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. East Trinity Eats, hosted by Trinity Community Commons. Location: 204 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207. East Trinity Eats is a free weekly meal that strives to bring together neighbors of all ages, income levels, races, cultures, and beliefs to eat together family style in an open and accepting atmosphere with an emphasis on fun and conversational community. It is hosted every Tuesday night at 6pm by Trinity Community Commons, located at 204 E. Trinity Lane. Trinity Community Commons is a collective of organizations and programs serving East Nashville neighbors.

Every Thursday: DRINKING LIBERALLY, 6:30pm at the Flying Saucer, 111 10th Avenue S # 310. More info at http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/TN/nashville.

Saturdays 10am-4pm, if it's not raining. Summer Swap Meet. Exchange books, clothing, backpacks, and other unwanted items for desired items. 1300B Gallatin Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37214 (next to O'Reilly Auto Parts). More info.

Saturdays noon to 2pm. Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas. People who know different languages gather to learn from each other. Workers' Dignity Dignidad Obrera, 335 Whitsett Rd, Nashville 37210. More info.
 

SEMIMONTHLY:

Every other Wednesday, 6:30-7:30pm. Clean Tennessee has an introductory volunteer workshop. We'll have a short presentation with background information and ways you can get involved, then do a group activity. Check website for date and room number. Goodwill Lifsey Building, 937 Herman Street, Nashville 37208.

First and third Saturday of each month, 9am to noon: Edgehill Free Store, 1502 Edgehill Avenue (additional parking lot behind the adjacent house). Shoppers are served breakfast and then may shop and/or donate. Each member receives a membership card and is able to take a set number of items per month depending on available inventory. Just household items: kitchen tools, small appliances, electronics, bedding, kitchen & bath linens, toys, books, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. Due to space limitations we do not accept clothes, furniture or large appliances. More info.

Second and fourth Monday of each month: NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION 6 to 8:15 pm. Free training group, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1808 Woodmont Blvd. This group is open to all and meets in the red Morgan House behind the church. Contact Diane Allison at sparky_allison@hotmail.com or Pete Kopcsak at greatcr@gmail.com. Additional times and locations for NVC, and more information, can be found at nvcnashville.org and at nvcnashville.org/find-a-group/.

Third and fourth Thursdays of each month, 6-9 pm. WORKERS' DIGNITY. Know Your Labor Rights workshops and intake for new cases of wage theft. Volunteers accompany workers through the wage recovery process. More than $200,000 recuperated in the last four years. Join with Nashville's first workers' center to build economic justice and stand with a worker-led movement. Location: 335 Whitsett Road, Nashville TN 37210. More info: 615.669.6679, www.workersdignity.org, or Facebook page " Workers' Dignity Project."



MONTHLY:

Date varies entirely, 6:30pm. Program Committee of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center meets downstairs at Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. The NPJC is an umbrella organization, providing some services to a number of other activist organizations in Nashville. The Program Committee plans the NPJC's own events, such as roundtable discussions or tabling at the festivals organized by other organizations.

Date varies entirely. NPJC Roundtable Discussion. Around once a month; watch for more specific announcements in the "upcoming events" section earlier in this newsletter. Generally we have a panel discussion by 1-4 speakers, followed by a question and answer period. Generally we have light refreshments. Most often the location is Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. People who will be on the speakers' panel are urged to take a look at our instructions on NPJC's audio-video equipment.

20th of each month, noon - 1pm. Suicide Awareness Vigil. On Legislative Plaza, to raise awareness of the fact that on average, 20 veterans of the US military forces commit suicide every day. Organized by Matthew Odell. Bring some visual aid that says "20" on it.

Some Saturday in most months, 6:30pm. L-CLUB. This is a potluck dinner group with varying locations, speakers, and topics; see the web page for details. The group claims that the "L" stands for "liberal." Some of the meetings are in support of Democrats, even conservative Democrats, and some of the meetings are nostalgia lectures about causes of the distant past. But a few of the meetings are actually devoted to current progressive causes, and those will be mentioned in the events section when our editor is aware of them.

First Sunday of each month, 2-4pm. TN NORML meeting at First UU Church, 1808 Woodmont Blvd. More info.

First Tuesday of most months, 6-7:45pm. Nashville Urban Herb Co-op meets at the Richland Park Library. Contact Peacescapes@aol.com or see website.

First Tuesday of most months: VETERANS FOR PEACE. 7 pm, at International Market and Restaurant, 2010 Belmont Blvd. All people (not just vets) are welcome to attend. For more information contact Joey King, jbkranger@aol.com, 615-485-1616.

First Friday of most months, 7:30-9am. Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG) empowers, inspires and connects women who are committed to environmental sustainability. The monthly lectures are open to all, not just women. Third floor, The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Avenue, Nashville 37213.

First Friday of most months, 11:30am-1pm. No longer at this location, but the new location has not yet been selected. The League of Women Voters has a lecture (open to the public). Bring your lunch. Most Friday meetings are held at the Goodwill Lifsey Center, 937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208. Repeated, slightly shorter meetings are on the second Wednesday of most months, 6-7pm, in the Community Room of the Green Hills Public Library, 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville 37215. Please check the LWVN website (lwvnashville.org) for topics and possible Friday location changes.

First Saturday of most months, 5pm. Feminist Trivia Night. Lipstick Lounge, 1400 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206. Sorry, this venue is restricted to those 21 years and older. (Wheelchair accessible plus specified parking in the back. Ramp on sidewalk. Bus #20 stops right in front, #26 stops six blocks away, #4 stops three blocks away. Access Ride can drop you at the front door.) Submit questions in advance at this link. Your question can be about any topic, with a focus on women and gender non-conforming people: Film, theater, television, music, media, art, literature, language, history, politics, global feminism, activism, science, health, sports, leisure, pop culture, sexuality, sex, gender, pioneers, inventors, entrepreneurs, etc. We especially need submissions that highlight local social justice and gender justice efforts underway in Nashville.

Second Tuesday, 5:30pm. UNICEF Congressional Action Team Meeting. Meets at the Green Hills Library, 3701 Benham Ave, Nashville, TN 37215. During our monthly meetings we join a national call to hear from global leaders, learn how to be an effective advocate, and contribute to the grassroots movement for change. CAT members engage with their members of congress to cultivate champions for children. Website. More info: Spencer Bailey.

Second Tuesday, 6:30-8pm. Nashville Organized for Action & Hope. Location: Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, 1014 14th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-3054. NOAH is a faith led coalition that is multi-racial and interdenominational, comprised of congregations, community organizations, and labor unions that work to give voice to traditionally marginalized people. NOAH engages ordinary people in the political and economic decisions affecting their lives, acting as a unified voice for the faith and justice community to act on its values in the public arena.

Second Tuesday of the month, 7pm. Nashville Hydroponics / Aquaponics has a lecture at Warner East Co-working Space, 401 East Trinity Lane. More info.

Second Thursday of each month, 7pm. SIERRA CLUB of Middle Tennessee meets at Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville. Note: you must enter from Granny White Pike.
Sierra Club web page

Second Thursday of most months. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. Location: West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike. Further info: Charles Sumner (615-646-9946) or president@nashville-AU.org or nashville-au.org.

Second Saturday of most months. CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY, 11am to 1pm at Goodwill Lifsey Center, 937 Herman Street. Generally 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 this link.

Third Sunday of the month (June 23rd due to Father's Day), 3pm, NOAH affordable housing task force meets. Check website for location, or ask info@noahtn.org.

Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm. SOCM meeting, Rutherford County Chapter. SOCM Space, 311 South Maney Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. More info.

Third Tuesday of each month, except in summer. 6:30pm. TENNESSEANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY. Second Presbyterian Church, 3511 Belmont Blvd, 37215, in the Jr. High Room on the first floor.

Third Wednesday of most months, 6-9pm. Nashville Feminist Collective monthly social gathering. 100 Vine Ct., Nashville. The building is after the church, on the left; there is lots of parking to your right. When you enter the building, we are in a salon on your right.

Third Thursday of most months, Labor Luncheon 11:30am at Picadilly Cafeteria, 874 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. An open meeting of the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, AFL-CIO. Community and politicians welcome. More info.

Third Thursday of each month, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Sierra Club Happy Hour, hosted by the Middle Tennessee Group of the Sierra Club. Location rotates from month to month; check campfire.sierraclub.org or Facebook for more information, or contact Paula Lennon at paulalennon615@gmail.com or 615-602-1502 (text).

Third Thursday of most months, most likely 6-8pm. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. Edgehill United Methodist Church, 1502 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville 37212. Verify time and location at website. Contact: Ed Meyers 615-638-4555.

Third Friday of the month, 5-9pm. Night Market. The Nashville Farmers' Market invites the community to Night Market every THIRD Friday of the month from 5 - 9 pm featuring Market House restaurants and shops, local artisans, farmers and small businesses, live music, cash bar and family friendly activities. The events also highlight local non profits and organizations that are serving our community. Nashville Farmers' Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, 37208.

Fourth Sunday of most months, 2:30-4pm. Divest Nashville and Water Is Life Nashville monthly meeting. Divest from fossil fuels. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info.

Fourth Monday of most months, 6:30pm. Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light is a spiritual response to the climate crisis. It will meet at Holy Name Catholic Church, 521 Woodland Street, Nashville, 37206, in the yellow brick building whose entrance is on 6th Street. More info.

Fourth Monday of most months, 6pm. RAM (Recycling Advocates of Middle Tennessee) is a research and education-based environmental organization. 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 2 days in advance at 615-227-3499, preferably between 6:00 PM and 7:00 AM, or email John van der Harst at johnvanderharst@gmail.com.

Last Tuesday of most months, 2-3 pm. Task Force on Refugees & Immigrants. Room 318, West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave (entrance on 23rd Ave). The purpose of the organization is to improve community awareness about issues related to refugees and other immigrants, enhance appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, serve as a networking avenue for those who serve and advocate for refugees and immigrants, and provide support for organizations that disseminate information to assist refugees and immigrants in obtaining essential services that help them integrate into our communities. More info.

Last Tuesday of most months, 6-7:30pm. Equity Alliance meeting. First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill 625 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN. The meeting will be in the conference room of the Ennox-Jones Center, a separate building adjacent to the church. Equity Alliance proactively advocates for African Americans and other communities of color to have a fair and just opportunity at realizing the American dream. More info.




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