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2018 Aug 21



MESSAGE(S) FROM NPJC

Replacement editor wanted. I think this e-blast is useful, but I've been doing it for over a decade and I'm tired of it. No pay, but you choose which 5-10 hours per week. I'll train my replacement, but WYSIWYG won't do -- it should be someone who already knows some HTML and CSS. Contact Eric.

Editor going on vacation. I will be off duty approximately Sept 21 through Oct 8. During that time, I will not be updating the e-blast, nor will I be monitoring my usual sources of information on Facebook. You can help out by (a) submitting before Sept 20 any events that you know about, and (b) during my vacation, sending me an email about any events after Oct 8 that I might normally only hear about through Facebook.




UPCOMING EVENTS.    New or changed items are in blue. 
    Before you attend an event listed here, you may want to check the Nashville Peace Calendar (not affiliated with NPJC); it sometimes has more recently updated information about the same events.



Date not determined yet, 4-6pm. Free Assange. (Of course, whether you see Assange as a hero or a villain depends on which sources of "facts" you trust. This editor sees Assange as a hero; the source I'd recommend for this subject is WSWS.) There are some indications that Ecuador may soon back out of its deal with Julian Assange, and turn him over to UK -- which may turn him over to the USA -- which may try him in a military court without adequate defense procedures, and then lock him away forever or perhaps execute him. We cannot let this go unremarked. On the day when Assange falls into hostile hands -- or, if that happens late in the day, then on the next day -- some of us will be protesting. Suggested signs are FREE ASSANGE, STOP CENSORSHIP, SAVE FREE SPEECH, PROTECT JOURNALISTS, PROTECT THE TRUTH. We'll be on the sidewalk of West End Avenue, in front of Centennial Park, between 25th and 26th Avenues (a time and place chosen for good visibility and free parking). When the date for the demonstration has been determined, it will be posted on the Nashville Peace Calendar and also on the Facebook event page. For the moment, that Facebook page says "December 31" as a placeholder, because Facebook won't let us post an event without a date, but will permit us to change the date.

Aug 21 Tues 4pm. NOAH Press Conference. Nashville Organized for Action and Hope issued a statement last week about the police killing of Daniel Hambrick. On Tuesday at 4 they'll have a press conference on the steps of the Metro Courthouse. Show support by attending if you can. More info at at 615-905-6624 or info@noahtn.org.

Aug 21 Tues 5-7pm. Sustainable Earth - Introductory Field Trip, Dinner, and Course Highlights. The purpose of the event is to share with other environmental professionals how the profession of sustainability is informed by the study and science of Earth systems. Lipscomb Academy. See instructions.

Aug 21 Tues 6-8pm. Beginners' Training for Homeless Outreach. 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. Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville 37211. More info.

Aug 21 Tues 6-9pm. Metro Council Second Reading. In the council chamber room, room 204, in the Metro Courthouse, at 1 Public Square. If you want a seat inside be there by 5. Two popular factions will be opposing each other, apparently. If you want to save the speedway, wear a red shirt. Or if you think the fairgrounds is a good place for a soccer stadium, show up at 4:30 for pizza, drinks and free merchandise on Public Square. (Editor's rant: I'm opposed to both soccer and racing; I wish more people understood how destructive competition is.)

Aug 21 Tues 6:15-8pm. Tom Steyer: "Need to Impeach." Tom Steyer, the famous green capitalist, is now leading a campaign to impeach Trump. Steyer is on a speaking tour across the USA, and will be speaking in Nashville on August 21, at The Bell Tower, 400 4th Ave S, Nashville 37201. The event is free, but space is limited, so RSVP. (Editorial comment: Steyer lists nine crimes that he describes as impeachable. I'd agree that they're crimes; I don't know whether they are impeachable. But by focusing on these little crimes, Steyer distracts us from, and never mentions, the bigger crimes that Trump shares with all his predecessors: unjustifiable wars and sanctions all over the world in violation of international laws and treaties, and selling out the ecosystem and the economy to big business. This impeachment is bread and circuses, except no bread.)

Aug 23 Thurs 5pm. DSA happy hour. Mickey's Tavern, 2907 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 37216. More info.

Aug 23 Thurs 8:45pm to midnight. Music for refuge. Supporting Nashville's refugee and immigrant community through local music. Tickets $8 presale or $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Nashville International Center for Empowerment. The 5 Spot, 1006 Forrest Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206. More info.

Aug 23-25. Poor People's Campaign will do canvassing, including voter registration and getting rights restored. On Saturday August 25, the PPC will also have a speak-out. Watch for further details.

Aug 25 Sat 10:30am-1pm. 98th anniversary of women's suffrage. Celebration at the suffrage monument in Centennial Park. More info. A bit of nostalgia (we still haven't passed the Equal Rights Amendment).

Aug 26 Sun noon. Protest against Kavanaugh. Tennessee State Capitol lawn. This the local instance of a national protest against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Roe v Wade, voting rights, workers' rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and more. Sign up. Contrast with event on August 11.

Aug 27 Mon 11:30am-1pm. ROC Music City meeting. Restaurant Opportunities Centers United has as its mission "to improve wages and working conditions for the 14 million people who work in America's restaurant industry." This meeting will be at Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN, 1901 Lindell Ave, Nashville 37204. More info.

Aug 27 Mon 6pm. Metro Council Special Public Hearing. Discussing the new soccer stadium, and a Community Benefits Agreement about who will perform the construction work. David Scobey Council Chamber, 1 Public Square, Nashville.

Aug 27 Mon 6-8pm. Why aren't Tennesseans voting like they should? A panel discussion by several conservatives. (Under that label I'm including Jim Cooper, the "Blue Dog" Democrat who represents Nashville in the US congress.) Tickets are free; I don't know whether you need to get a ticket or can just show up. Collins Alumni Auditorium, Burton Health Science Center, Lipscomb University, near the intersection of Burton Ave and Belmont Blvd. More info.

Aug 28 Tues 6pm. Equity Alliance: happy hour and training. Every other Tuesday, Aug 28 through Nov 20. Happy hour and socializing at 6pm, followed by training at 6:30pm. We will discuss how to properly conduct voter registration drives, role-playing, best practices, how to use our online voter tools, and give an overview of The Equity Alliance's goals, missions, and initiatives. TheLab Nashville, 624-A Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208. More info. See dates under "semimonthly recurring events" further down this page.

Aug 29 Wed 6:30-8:30pm. DSA. Middle TN Democratic Socialists of America August General Meeting. Dalewood UMC, 2300 Ridgecrest Dr, Nashville, TN 37216. More info.

Sept 1 Sat 8:30am-3pm. Labor Day Parade and Celebration. Starting and finishing at Cumberland Park, the east end of the Pedestrian Bridge. The parade starts at 9am; lineup for the parade starts at 8:30am. I'd guess we'll march across the bridge, through downtown, and back again, but I don't have details about that yet. There will be food after the march; I don't have details about that either. There is sometimes free parking in Lot R. Watch web page for more info.

Sept 1 Sat 4-6pm. Stop wage theft at TJ Maxx. We will meet at the worker center (335 Whittset Road) at 4pm and begin the protest outside TJ Maxx in Smyrna (700 Genie Ln, Smyrna, TN 37167) at 5pm. More info.

Sept 3-4. Labor day general strike. This might or might not happen. People will do it if they think other people will do it. The organizers have listed their demands at this link. (Personally, I have doubts about the effectiveness of this action, since the organizers have already stated they'll quit after two days.)

Sept 6 Thurs. Vice Mayor Runoff Election. See also schedule for early voting.

Sept 6 Thur 6:30-7:30pm. Climate Nashville. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N. More info.

Sept 8 Sat. CCL canceled. Citizens' Climate Lobby will not have its usual meeting today.

Sept 8 Sat 9:30am to noon. People's March for Climate and Science. National event; the local instance will be at Public Square, Nashville. More info. To volunteer to help the organizers with the various kinds of work involved, fill out this form. -- Eric Lewis will again bring his giant "black snake" (see accompanying photo) to protest against the pipelines that are killing the ecosystem. He would like assistance with moving it around; email him to volunteer. -- (Editorial event: I hope to attend this event. If I do, I may have a sign and leaflets that say "capitalism is killing the planet." Views of this editor do not necessarily reflect views of the NPJC.)

Sept 8 Sat 5-10pm. Boro Pride. Admission is free for this event celebrating the LGBTQ community. Musical acts, community information tables, and food vendors make this a favorite outing for all ages. 1 Public Sq, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. More info and also here.

Sept 12 Wed 6:30pm. NPJC Board Meeting and Program Committee Meeting. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N.

Sept 14-16. 86th Homecoming Celebration of the Highlander Center. About 3 hours east of Nashville. More info.

Sept 22 Sat 11am-2pm. Stand For Students. Rally for gun safety, mental health, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, immigration, and women's rights. Public Square, Nashville. More info.

Sept 21-23 Fri-Sun. African Street Festival. Hadley Park. Mostly commercial and entertainment, but some political organizations (such as NPJC) probably will have booths there too. More info.

Sept 21 - Oct 8. E-blast editor on vacation. Approximate dates. During that time, I will not be updating the e-blast, nor will I be monitoring my usual sources of information on Facebook. You can help out by (a) submitting before Sept 20 any events that you know about, and (b) during my vacation, sending me an email about any events after Oct 8 that I might normally only hear about through Facebook.

Sept 29 Sat 10am-4pm. UCW State Convention. United Campus Workers, a major labor organization, will have its statewide convention somewhere in Nashville. More specific location not announced yet. More info.

Sept 30 Sun 2-4:30pm. Hike & Discussion: Earth Systems / Sustainable Practices Field Trip. Participate as our guest in a field assignment with a graduate class studying Earth Systems. Ellington Agricultural Center. More info.

Oct 4 Thur 6:30-7:30pm. Climate Nashville. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N. More info.

Oct 6 Sat 10am-6pm. Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival. Centennial Park. This is mostly not a political event, but some political organizations like NPJC sometimes have booths at this festival. More info and here. I don't know yet whether additional parking will be available for free at the HCA parking lot.

Oct 9. Deadline to register for November 6 election.

Oct 9 Tues 7-8pm. America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Lecture by Jim Wallis, based on his 2016 book. Wallis is the head of Sojourners, which calls for "putting faith into action for social justice." Benton Chapel, Vanderbilt campus. I believe (but have not yet confirmed) that this event is free and open to the public; parking, however, is not. More info and also here.

Oct 12-14 Fri-Sun. Southern Festival of Books. Mostly non-political -- there will be lots of cookbooks and nostalgia books -- but there will be a few political books too. Book exhibits on top of Legislative Plaza, author lectures in the rooms inside Legislative Plaza and in the main library. More info. Additional details will be posted later this summer.

Oct 15-21. Global Climate Change Week. Some universities will be engaging with their communities in some sort of climate activities (see link). If I hear of such a thing happening in Nashville, I'll post it here.

Oct 17 through Nov 1. Early voting.

Oct 25-27. National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration. Tickets $99 early in advance, $169 at the door. Cathedral of Praise Church of God in Christ, 4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville 37218. More info and here.

Oct 27 Sat 9am-2pm. Hazardous Waste Collection. More info.

Oct 29 Monday. Rallies for the "Climate Kids." Juliana vs USA will be heard in court on October 29. Twenty-one young people are suing the federal government, for doing too little to protect their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, through its neglect of climate. There will be many rallies throughout the country. I'm sure there will be one here in Nashville; I'll post details about it when I get them. "We want the world to realize that it's not just 21 young people demanding a Climate Recovery Plan ... it's America [i.e., the USA] demanding a Climate Recovery Plan." Here is the web link for organizers.

Nov 1 Thur 6:30-7:30pm. Climate Nashville. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N. More info.

Nov 6. Election day. Federal and state general election.

Nov 30 - Dec 2. Local food summit. Montgomery Bell Academy. $81.24. More info and also here.

Dec 6 Thur 6:30-7:30pm. Climate Nashville. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N. More info.

Jan 20 Sun 10am-1pm. Women's March 2019. Save the date. Watch for info.




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.

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.

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:

Alternate Tuesdays 6pm. Equity Alliance: happy hour and training. Aug 28, Sept 11, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 20. Happy hour and socializing at 6pm, followed by training at 6:30pm. We will discuss how to properly conduct voter registration drives, role-playing, best practices, how to use our online voter tools, and give an overview of The Equity Alliance's goals, missions, and initiatives. TheLab Nashville, 624-A Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208. More info. I think the plan might be differerent for Nov 6 and 20, but I don't have details about that yet.

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. The League of Women Voters has a lecture (open to the public). Bring your lunch, or buy one for $12. Second Harvest Center, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville 37228. • Repeated, slightly shorter, second Wednesday of most months, 6-7pm, in the Community Room of the Green Hills Public Library, 3701 Benham Avenue, Nashville 37215.

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 may vary; check the website or the Facebook page for location. 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. web page

Second Thursday of most months. 7pm. 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, 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 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 (at least through October), 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 or e-mail 2 days in advance at 227-3499 or karencisler@bellsouth.net.

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, 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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