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NPJC  E-Blast
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October 11, 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.



There wasn't any E-Blast for the week ending Oct 5 because the editor, John Eldredge, was hospitalized.


UPCOMING EVENTS.    New or changed items are in blue. 



Oct 11 Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Fare Fight Forum, hosted by Fare Nashville and Marathon Music Works. Location: Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Join us for the Fare Fight Forum where we will discuss issues & initiatives that affect equity & inclusion in our food system & industry. Daylong schedule available. Tickets for event.

Oct 12 Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, NOAH Task Force Training, hosted by NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope). Location: Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, 1014 14th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208. Task Force Training for all NOAH Members and volunteers! This Training is open to the public, please RSVP.

Oct 12 Sat 9:00 AM - Oct 13 Sun 4:00 PM, Food Forest Adventure w/ Ande the Elf & Rhythm Bird Drum Improv, hosted by Urban Ecovillage - East Nashville. Location: Ashland City (full address sent by email once you register). Tickets $42.99 to $156.84 on Eventbrite. Evoke the forest magic that exists inside of you. Reawaken your primal instincts during this weekend immersion guided by Ande the Elf and friends! Come gather on Oct 12-13. We will: connect with the rhythms of seasonal fare that Mother Nature provides; explore forest ecology wisdom, ecoculture and forest gardening; immerse in field experience with harvesting and propagation techniques; explore folklore, medicinal, magical, clinical, and functional knowledge of plants; have delicious plant based meals prepared for the group and made with many of the foraged foods the group harvests; have Drum circle led in the evenings by Rhythm Bird. COST: $75/single, $120/duo, $150/family of 5. Includes: Camping, Food, Forest Knowledge, Drum Circles. Email us for worktrade/pay what you can options for those who want to come yet can't contribute fully, financially. If you'd rather not pay the Eventbrite fee, we are accepting payments via Paypal: hello@urbanecovillage & via venmo @nicolettemaio. Send us an email with your name and method of payment if you choose either of those options.

Oct 13 Sun 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Solidarity Sunday - Supper on the Strike Line, hosted by Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN and Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council. #SolidaritySunday-- Show your solidarity with UAW Local 1853 members on strike against General Motors in Spring Hill! THIS SUNDAY, the Central Labor Council and labor supporters far and wide are cooking up Sunday Supper on the Strike line. We'll have a fish fry with all the fixings for workers on the picket line and stand with our union brothers and sisters as they enter their fourth week on strike. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN! IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO JOIN, we're also collecting donations of snacks and Gatorade (they have plenty of water right now). Drop off donations during regular business hours to the CLC or TN AFL-CIO office, 1901 Lindell Ave. in Nashville, or take directly to the strike line!

Oct 14 Mon 5:30 PM, Show Up for Cyrus!, hosted by Vanderbilt Prison Project and Free Cyrus Wilson. Location: Centennial Park Event Shelter, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville TN 37232. Show up for Cyrus! Join us for this community gathering in acknowledgement of Cyrus's situation and support of his release on parole. This event is for the entire Nashville and Vanderbilt communities, and will center talks from Cyrus's family and friends. As the precursor to Cyrus's October 16th parole hearing, we want to show the entire community how much support Cyrus has, and how excited we are for him to come home! Wear your #FreeCyrusWilson t shirts and stickers if you have them. There will be free pizza on a first-come, first-serve basis! Cyrus's Story: In 1994 at the age of 19, Cyrus Wilson was wrongfully found guilty of the Edgehill shooting death of another teenager. Cyrus has maintained his innocence for the last 25 years. His is a textbook case of wrongful conviction - all witnesses have recanted their testimony, saying they lied under pressure from prosecutors and police, Cyrus has an alibi, and there is no forensic evidence linking him to the crime. Read more.

Oct 16 Wed 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Beginner Homeless Outreach Training - Part 1, hosted by West End United Methodist Church and Open Table Nashville, Inc. Location: West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Part 1 of 2: Philosophy, Approach, and Engagement (October 16th, 6:15-7:15pm). TRAINING DESCRIPTION: 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. LOGISTICS & ACCESSIBILITY: This training will be held in McWhirter Hall at West End UMC. To get to McWhirter Hall - from rear parking lot, go through the sliding double doors under the covered entry way. Turn right. McWhirter is fully accessible for chairs, strollers and walkers. This training is cohosted by the Covenant Discipleship Group. PART 2: Part 2 or 2: Active Listening & Navigating the Resources will be held on October 23rd, 6:15-7:15pm. For more info, visit here.

Oct 17 Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, New American Festival, hosted by Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and New American Economy. Location: Fort Houston, 2020 Lindell Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. New American Economy's inaugural New American Festival is coming to Nashville! Join us for an evening of art, food, and performances that highlight the many ways immigrants have revolutionized Nashville's food and arts culture. The event includes: Tastings from some of Nashville's most talented immigrant chefs; Persona Contemporary art exhibit and silent auction curated by Andrés Bustamante and Ashley Leyendecker; Performance by Mariachi Los Potrillos de Nashville TN; Readings from the The Porch; and more. The New American Festival first launched in mid-September in New York City with a two-day event featuring film screenings, art, comedy, cooking demonstrations, and musical performances. Along with New York and Nashville, festivals are happening in Boston, Oakland, Houston , Kansas City, MO, Detroit, and LA. Event admission includes food tastings and two drink tickets. Limited tickets available. Buy yours before they sell out.

Oct 18 Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Pathways to Economic Justice, hosted by Vanderbilt Divinity School and Vanderbilt Peabody College. Location: Vanderbilt Divinity School, 411 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37240. Now more than ever, it is essential for people of faith to engage in the most challenging struggles of our time. Growing economic inequality and ecological devastation are at the center of the struggle for justice around the world. At Vanderbilt we know that a better world is possible and we believe that what we do here can prepare people to be activists across disciplines in religious organizations, nonprofits, governments, and other sectors. This conference bring together many of the resources available at Vanderbilt to allow for engagement, inquiry, and reflection about new approaches to addressing the most pressing issues of economic justice in our communities and greater society. This conference is designed for: Prospective students exploring graduate education in one of Vanderbilt’s professional schools; Current VU graduate and professional students; Members of the broader community interested in deepening their reflection and practice around issues of economic justice. The conference is offered in collaboration with Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development, and the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures. Price: free to $50, depending upon your status.

Oct 19 Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, How to Present the Climate Crisis from a Faith Perspective, hosted by Matthew Groves and Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light. Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 3701 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light is pleased to announce the first in a series of workshops about climate communication. These sessions will equip participants to make presentations about the climate crisis from their own faith perspective to groups of various sizes. (Note: by attending, you are NOT making a commitment to become a presenter, and we believe the training will be valuable in everyday conversations as well). The first session will include: How to present in a way that will make your audience more receptive to your message, models that have been used successfully by the presenters, opportunities to explore communication strategies in small working groups, and plenty of time for Q&A. Please RSVP by emailing Paul Slentz (pslentz53@gmail.com),or responding to the Evite. Also, bring your own mug!

Oct 19 Sat 11:00 AM, On the Front Lines: Fighting Family Separation, ACLU Annual Meeting, hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union. Location: Main Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville TN. This year's annual meeting will feature a conversation with Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU's Immigrants' Rights Project and lead attorney in the ACLU's successful national class action lawsuit against the Trump administration to halt its unprecedented practice of separating immigrant families at the border. On June 26, 2018, a federal court in San Diego issued an injunction holding the practice unconstitutional and requiring the administration to reunite the approximately 2,600 separated families. Since then, the Trump administration has separated an additional 911 families – including 13 infants. Most of these separations are cruel, unjustifiable, and excessive and the ACLU continues to fight to reunite separated families. Join us to learn the latest developments in this case. Hope to see you there.

Oct 20 Sun 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Rutherford County Moms Demand Action Monthly Meeting, hosted by Moms Demand Action - TN. Location: Technology Engagement Center, 306 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130. Please join Rutherford County, Tennessee Moms Demand action this month for their quarterly meeting. They will be recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and have a special guest speaker from the Metro Nashville-Davidson County Office of Family Safety. Please bring some dried goods to donate to their center, or you can donate directly at their Amazon link. Please RSVP.

Oct 20 Sun 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM. Richland Creek Watershed Alliance's 13th Annual Gathering, hosted by Richland Creek Watershed Alliance. Location: Coco's Italian Market Event Center, 5105 Alabama Avenue, Nashville TN. More details coming soon.

Oct 23 Wed 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM, Beginner Homeless Outreach Training - Part 2, hosted by West End United Methodist Church and Open Table Nashville, Inc. Location: West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Part 2 of 2: Active Listening & Navigating the Resources (October 23rd, 6:15-7:15pm). TRAINING DESCRIPTION: 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. LOGISTICS & ACCESSIBILITY: This training will be held in McWhirter Hall at West End UMC. To get to McWhirter Hall - from rear parking lot, go through the sliding double doors under the covered entry way. Turn right. McWhirter is fully accessible for chairs, strollers and walkers. This training is cohosted by the Covenant Discipleship Group.For more info, visit here.

Oct 24 Thu 12:00 PM, River Talks, "What's Up with Climate Change Denial?", hosted by the Cumberland River Compact. Location: Cumberland River Compact, located on the 3rd floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Why do some people readily accept the science of climate change and others do not? Why do we see such differences in climate change skepticism in the U.S. as compared to other countries? Sociologist and sustainability professor Emily Stutzman will present on the social science behind the phenomenon of climate science denial. Drawing from sociology and psychology, as well as media studies, Dr. Stutzman will present strategies for engaging in productive conversations between those who accept climate science and those who do not. Free parking is available in Lot R South of the Nissan Stadium parking lot. Permitted parking is available in Lot R NW. Map and passes are found on the link above. All River Talks are free and open to the public. Lunches from Apple Spice can be reserved when you RSVP and is $10 payable on the day of the event.

Oct 26 Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Pass The Beauty 3rd Annual Voices on Violence 3K Bully Walk, hosted by Pass The Beauty Domestic Violence Non-Profit Organization. Location: Hadley Park,1037 28th Ave N, Nashville 37208. Sign up Today!!! For the 3Rd Annual Voices on Violence 3K Bully Walk. Build Your Teams!!! Pass the Beauty has partnered up with 92Q, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Coalition to end Domestic & Sexual Assault, Metro Family Justice Center, Fresh Point to help end Domestic Violence and Bullying. Race Roster

Oct 27 Sun 3:00 PM. Love Your Neighbor Potluck Picnic, hosted by Murfreesboro Cold Patrol and Murfreesboro Muslim Youth. Location: Downtown Public Square, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128. Love your neighbor is an event meant to bring our Murfreesboro community together, regardless of faith, color, ethnicity or anything else. We want to show everyone that love and peace are the faces of our Murfreesboro community.

Oct 27 Sun hours TBA. Interfaith Forum on Gun Violence and Hate, hosted by First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. Location: 1808 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215. The Interfaith Forum on Gun Violence and Hate is to be a faith and community based discussion on public hatred we are seeing now, and gun violence. We have 48 partners as of 8/20/19. We are hoping to shift the dialogue around these urgent issues toward a spiritual perspective, and address how this work is aligned with our practice of walking in faith, love and tolerance. For more information, please contact Amy Jackson at 571-266-9012 or amyjacksoncc@gmail.com. I am a volunteer pulling together the Interfaith Forum, as a concerned citizen, community artist and advocate, and disabled person. It is my hope that a leadership structure will develop on the conference call on August 25 at 4 pm, so that I can shift to a supportive rather than leadership role. Seeking Lead Agency or Agencies now.

Oct 31 Thu 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies & Human Rights, hosted by Vanderbilt University Law School. Location: Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Please join the Energy, Environment and Land Use Program as we welcome Wil Burns, Co-Director, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University, School of International Service for a talk: "Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies and the Potential Role of Human Rights." This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Hyatt Room of Vanderbilt Law School. Lunch will be served. Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place. Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages. Both are within walking distance of the law school.

Nov 3 Sun 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, US Foreign Policy Roundtable, hosted by the Nashville Peace & Justice Center. Location: Nashville Peace and Justice Center, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Roundtable discussions on US foreign policy regarding "Iran and the Middle East" and "Venezuela and Latin America", with Prof. John Miglietta's students at TSU. How should we view the role of the US in today's world?

Nov 5 Tue 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM. First Taste: An Introduction to The Nashville Food Project, hosted by The Nashville Food Project. Location: The Nashville Food Project, 5904 California Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Each day at The Nashville Food Project, we are bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food. The work we do is aimed toward building strong community food security and a more just food system, a vision that requires powerful, creative collaboration... and we would love for YOU to be a part of it! Join us at First Taste, a monthly introduction to The Nashville Food Project's work and ways to get involved. In addition to a short presentation, Q&A and a tour, we'll have coffee, tea and a light breakfast to accompany our conversation.

Nov 8 Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Protect Thy Neighbor Presents: Duffy Jackson Trio, hosted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Nashville Chapter. Location: Christ Lutheran Church ELCA Nashville, 299 Haywood Ln, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. PROTECT THY NEIGHBOR presents DUFFY JACKSON TRIO (Palladium at Woolworth's on Fifth) with an appearance by silver-throated JAY SLOBEY. Delectable Finger-foods & Refreshments will be served. ADMISSION: FREE. Discussion: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, and how some people are redefining it to deny services because of a "sincere religious belief."

Nov 10 Sun 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM, US Foreign Policy Roundtable, hosted by the Nashville Peace & Justice Center. Location: Nashville Peace and Justice Center, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Roundtable discussions on US foreign policy regarding "Iran and the Middle East" and "Venezuela and Latin America", with Prof. John Miglietta's students at TSU. How should we view the role of the US in today's world?

Nov 11 Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Nashville Permaculture Action Day 2019, hosted by GROW Enrichment and Permaculture Action Network. Location: GROW Enrichment, Two Rivers Park, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Grow Enrichment, Deep Culture and the Permaculture Action Network are happy to present the Nashville Permaculture Action Day on 11/11 at GROW Enrichment! What Is It? It will be a day of music, workshops, skillshares, and connecting with our community, all while working on projects together to enhance and beautify the land. This event is free for all, so be sure to invite your friends, family, church group, professional community, and anyone you enjoy spending time with to share a day of growing and strengthening community resilience with us. Please come ready to have fun, make friends, & get lots done! RSVP form.

Dec 3 Tue 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM. First Taste: An Introduction to The Nashville Food Project, hosted by The Nashville Food Project. Location: The Nashville Food Project, 5904 California Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Each day at The Nashville Food Project, we are bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food. The work we do is aimed toward building strong community food security and a more just food system, a vision that requires powerful, creative collaboration... and we would love for YOU to be a part of it! Join us at First Taste, a monthly introduction to The Nashville Food Project's work and ways to get involved. In addition to a short presentation, Q&A and a tour, we'll have coffee, tea and a light breakfast to accompany our conversation.




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.

Tuesdays 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.

Every other Thursday, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Abolitionist Political Education Working Group, hosted by SONG Nashville. Location: Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville TN. For more information, call or text (615) 669-0671 or email songnashville@gmail.com.

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 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. You must enter Otter Creek Pike from Granny White Pike, as the section of Otter Creek Road adjoining the lake is closed to vehicular traffic.
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: basement of Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Avenue N, Nashville TN 37209. Come to the basement entrance off of the parking lot at the side of the church. 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, 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.




Nashville Peace & Justice Center
c/o Friends Meeting House
530 26th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37209-4137
            phone (615) 321-2266
info@nashvillepeacejustice.org
http://nashvillepeacejustice.org

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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