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2017 March 29



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.



29 March Wed 9-10:30am. Wearing RED against TN "Natural Marriage Defense" Act. Room 31, Legislative Plaza. More info.

29 March Wed 1:30-3pm. Wearing RED against Biz License to Discriminate. Room 29, Legislative Plaza. More info.

29 March Wed 6:30-9:30pm. Nashville Feminist Collective Social And New Steering Committee Meet And Greet. Insight Counseling Centers, 100 Vine Ct, Nashville, Tennessee 37205. More info.

29 March Wed 7-8:30pm. Palestinian Quest for Just Peace. See description on April 26.

30 March Thurs 5:30pm. Cumberland River Compact: open house and cocktail party for members. Membership is $25 for individuals, $50 for families. More info.

30 March Thurs 6pm. Advocate Strategy for Medical Cannabis. Join us for pizza at 6 (order your own) and discussion at 7. Bellshire Pizza, 2504 B Dickerson Rd, Nashville 37207. More info.

30 March Thurs 6-8pm. Confident Pluralism in a Turbulent Age. Professor John Inazu will examine the state of religious freedom and challenges to pluralism in our polarized age and his new book "Confident Pluralism." He will offer ways of learning to live with our deep differences over politics, race, religion, sexuality, and other important matters, by strengthening constitutional commitments that protect difference and dissent, and by embodying civic practices in our speech, action, and relationships. Dead Poets Society Lecture Hall, Montgomery Bell Academy, 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37205. $10. More info and tickets.

30 March Thurs 6-8:30pm. Justice For Jocques. Kirkpatrick Community Center, 620 South 9th Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Celebrating what would have been Jocques's 32nd birthday, and rallying to stop the violence. More info.

30 March Thurs 6:30. Art-making for the March for Health. In preparation for Saturday's event. Emily's house. Contact Emily for details.

30 March Thurs 7-10pm. An intimate house concert. $20. Some of the music has political content. Shelby Bottom Duo, Brad Parker, Dana Cooper and Bird Man (Frank Saulino). Wine, beer, sodas and light snacks provided. Doors at 7, music at 8. 1611 Forrest Avenue in East Nashville. Advance tickets or RSVP.

31 March Fri 4:30-7pm. Faces of Trans Nashville. Out yourself on social media, to be there for others. Centennial Park. More info and sign up.

31 March Fri 6:30-8:30pm. Transgender Day Of Visibility. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville 37215. Marisa Richmond, Ashley Wilson, and Liv Parks will be on panel discussing transgender issues in the workplace. More info.

31 March Fri 7-9pm. Noche de Pelicula. Worker's Dignity is having movie night. Tonight's movie will be "Guardian of the Rivers," an hour long documentary, in Spanish with English subtitles, followed by discussion. 335 Whitsett Rd, Nashville 37210. More info.

31 March Fri 7-11pm. Drink for a Cause grassroots benefit concert. Hounddog Commons, 305 Douglas Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207. Food served. Suggested donation bar with beer ($3) and moonshine cocktails ($5). Suggested donation $5 at door. Dogs are permitted. Proceeds will benefit Green Corps and Change Corps, which are nonprofits working on a public land campaign, a healthcare campaign, and other causes. More info.

31 March and 1 April, Fri-Sat, 9am-4pm. Water Justice. Water is life. Faith communities can help. Panel discussion in Reading Room, Vanderbilt Divinity School. More info and also here.

Throughout April. Essentials of Feminist Cinema. Assorted films, on various dates in April, at the Belcourt Theatre. More info.

1 April Sat 8am. Volunteer Day at The Pig Preserve. More info.

1 April Sat 10am to noon. Housing Matters: Story-telling and Call to Action. On the National Day of Action for Housing and Homelessness, communities across the country will be participating in public actions to bring attention to the issues facing millions of homeless and housing insecure people. Currently and formerly homeless Nashvillians will be leading a story-telling event at Church Street Park (600 Church Street) to share why housing matters in Nashville. Contact Austin for more info.

1 April Sat 10:30am to noon. Stand with Nissan Workers. Nashville workers will rally locally in solidarity with the Canton, Mississippi workers trying to form a union. 121 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228. More info.

1 April Sat 11am-2pm. March for Health. Public Square (in front of the Courthouse). More information. The organizers' "healthcare bill of rights" demands that, if ACA is repealed, it must be replaced by something better. After this march was organized, the repeal of ACA was defeated -- at least temporarily, but that issue might be raised again soon. Now might be a good time demonstrate your support for something stronger than ACA, such as single-payer healthcare. The Courthouse Garage is not cheap -- probably $10 -- but is very conveniently located, and is large enough that it probably won't already be full.

1 April Sat 11am-2pm. 3rd Annual Diversity Brunch. Islamic Center of Nashville, 2515 12th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37204. Join us as we take a trip around the globe by celebrating Nashville's unique and diverse Muslim community. More info.

1 April Sat 1pm. TTPC and TEP Letter Writing Party. Metro Police West Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37209. More info.

1 April Sat 6pm. Circle for Unity & Equality, with potluck. An initiative by Social Equality And Reform, in collaboration with the Islamic Center, to unify individuals and end negative stereotypes through the power of story-telling. Location: Islamic Center of Nashville, 2515 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN, 37204. More info.

2 April Sun 1pm. Coalition Advocating for Public Education. Organizing meeting. MNEA, 531 Fairground Ct, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. More info.

2 April Sun 1-4pm. WRFN "Senior Prom" Fundraiser Party. Music, dancing, cake, ice cream, punch, etc. Tickets $20 to $35, depending on when you buy them. Yazoo Brewing Company, 910 Division St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Radio Free Nashville has been broadcasting since April 3, 2005. More info.

2 April Sun 2-4pm. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America -- house party 1300 Fatherland St, Nashville 37206.

2 April Sun 2-4pm. Nashville Indivisible's membership meeting and party. SEIU Union Hall, 521 Central Avenue. More info.

2 April Sun 5-7pm. Nashville Community Defense. Planning response to attacks on our immigrant and Muslim neighbors. Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville 37211. More info.

2 April Sun 6-8:30pm. Dinner fundraiser for Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. $25. The Post East, 1701 Fatherland Street, Nashville 37206. More info and sign up.

3 April Mon noon-1:30pm. Why We Need Community Schools. Tennessee Education Association, 801 2nd Ave N, Nashville, Tennessee 37201. Free parking and lunch, but RSVP to lynhoyt@tennaros.org and/or the Facebook page.

4 April Tues. Equality lobbying state legislators. TEP (equality for LGBTQ.) More info.

4 April Tues 5:30-7pm. Refugee Resettlement 101. Learn about the process of refugee resettlement to Tennessee. You will need a photo ID, as this is a state building. Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, 220 French Landing Dr, Nashville 37228. More info.

5 April Wed 6-7pm. Workshop on making rainbarrels. $40 and advance registration to make one. The River Center, suite 300, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville. Free parking in Lot R. More info.

5 April Wed 6-7:30pm. Progressive Democrats of America - organizing meeting. 509 Broadwell Dr, Nashville, TN 37220. More info.

5 April Wed 6-8pm. Religion and the Left panel discussion. Conference room B, Beaman Student Life Center, Belmont University. More info.

6 April Thurs 7-8:30pm. Get to Know the Parties. Town Hall event featuring members of MTSU Greens, MTSU Democrats, MTSU Turning Point, and MTSU Republicans. Presumably this will happen somewhere on the MTSU campus, in Murfreesboro, but a more specific location has not been posted yet. More info. I had mixed feelings about including this posting, in view of controversy surrounding "Turning Point."

6 April Thurs 6:30-8pm. Thirty Seconds to Midnight. Documentary film screening, organized by NPJC and Vets for Peace, will be held at Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. Humanity is on the brink of extinction, from climate change, US imperialism, nuclear war, deteriorating nuclear power plants. Speakers include Chris Hedges, Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, Ann Wright, Bruce Gagnon and Bill McKibben. Here is a more detailed description of the film, including (if you can't watch it with us) a youtube copy of the film. More info about the screening event.

6 April Thurs 7-8pm. Beyond the Vote: A panel discussion on political engagement. The Forum room, Floyd-Payne Student Center, Tennessee State University. More info.

7 April Fri 8am-12:15pm. Social and Demographic Disparity in Nashville. Release of the 2016 Evaluation of Community Needs, by Metropolitan Social Services. Updated demographic, social and socioeconomic data for Davidson County. Free, but advance registration is required. Location: Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214.

7 April Fri 10am-5pm. Nashville Permaculture Action Day with Rising Appalachia Music. We'll be getting in the dirt, building, planting and dancing at this amazing community garden at 1830 Haynes Street, Nashville. More info.

7 April Fri 11:30am-1pm. Livable Nashville - Making a Sustainable Community. Representatives from the Mayor's Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability will discuss their recently released report. The infrastructure team provides leadership, accountability, and stakeholder engagement around Mayor Barry's efforts to create an efficient, equitable transportation network, including expansion of mass transit services and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The infrastructure team also works to incorporate sustainability throughout all operations of the Metropolitan government. This presentation organized by League of Women Voters. Second Harvest Center, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville 37228. Bring your lunch or buy one for $12.

7 April Fri 5:30-7:30 pm. Good Trouble: A Celebration of Women Who Push the Envelope. $12. Panel discussion by several women who didn't just do as they were told. Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. More info and tickets.

7 April Fri 9pm to midnight. Musical benefit for SOCM. Featuring Jake La Botz, the Strumms, and Bentley Caldwell. Wall Street, 121 N Maple St, Murfreesboro 37130. More info.

7-9 April, Friday-Sunday. Protest and conference against missile "defense" program. Huntsville, Alabama (about two hours south of Nashville). The protest, 4-5:30pm Friday, will be at the gate of the Redstone Arsenal/Marshall Space Flight Center. (I'll try to get clearer directions on where to park.) The conference, all day Saturday, will be at the Flying Monkey Theatre, 2nd floor, Lowe Mill, 2211 Seminole Drive, Huntsville. A block of rooms has been reserved at Springhill Suites Hotel, 745 Constellation Place Dr, Huntsville. More details in the brochure. The brochure doesn't mention a deadline, but undoubtedly you're more likely to get a room if you register early.

8 April Sat 8-11am. Volunteer labor to clean up Radnor Lake. More info and sign up. Organized by Society of Leaders in Development.

8 April Sat 9am-6pm. Street Medic Training: Affinity Group Training for Beginners. The basics of being a medic within a small group during street protests and other direct actions. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info and signup.

8 April Sat 10am-2pm. Good Trouble Workshop: Political Persuasion. Hosted by one of the local Democratic Parties, but I think it might be useful to progressives too. $10. Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Dr, Nashville 37204. More info.

8 April Sat 10am-3pm. Peace Festival at Unity of Music City, 4319 Saundersville Rd, Old Hickory 37138. Vendors, kids activities, etc. A photo will be taken at 2pm or 3pm (I have conflicting information about the time) of people forming a big peace symbol. More info and also here.

8 April Sat 10am-6pm. LGBTQ+ Youth Conference. Suite 220 or 240 (info was ambiguous), Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville 37209. Registration and more info.

8 April Sat 1-3pm. A brief intro to the Alternatives to Violence Project. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info.

8 April Sat 2-4pm. Democratic Socialists of America chapter formation meeting. 1909 12th Ave N, Nashville TN. More info.

8 April Sat 7pm to midnight. Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Silent auction of displayed artwork. Unit 13, 919 Gallatin Ave, Nashville 37206. More info.

8-9 April Sat-Sun. Vegfest. $10 one day, $15 both days, kids 15 and under free. We are promoting a plant based, healthy, cruelty free lifestyle. We encourage sustainability and minimal environmental impact. We are still working hard to bring you the best local, regional, and national exhibitors. The VegFest will also feature several prominent guest speakers from this lifestyle. Kids events, fun for the whole family. Nashville Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. More info.

9 April Sun 1-7pm. Street Medic Training: Health Care Worker to Street Medic. For folks trained as mainstream medical professionals (EMT, LPN, RN, etc.) or Wilderness First Responders who want to become street medics. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info and signup.

9 April Sun 3-8pm. Love Your Neighbor Potluck. Organized by Murfreesboro Cold Patrol and Murfreesboro Muslim Youth. Pavilion 7, Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Rd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. More info.

12 April Wed 7-9pm. What is really happening in Palestine? Lecture by Michael McRay, who has visited Israel/Palestine repeatedly and worked with Christian Peacemaker teams, and authored the book "Letters from 'Apartheid Street'." Unity of Music City, 4319 Saundersville Road, Old Hickory, TN 37138. More info.

14 April Fri. City-Wide Stations of the Cross. A tour of what the poor must go through in Nashville, mirroring the route Jesus followed. Details coming soon.

15 April Sat. Deadline for discount for Cohousing Conference. See May 19-21.

15 April Sat 9am-5pm. "Food Forest" Installation Intensive Workshop. The principles and patterns that guide regenerative design /permaculture. $30. Jo Johnston Ave at Pearl St. More info.

15 April Sat 10am-1pm. Tax March. To demand government transparency, protest income inequality, and demand that Donald Trump release his tax return. Location: 1 Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee 37201. More info.

15 April Sat 6:30pm. (Tentative.) Professor John Geer, election expert will speak at the potluck dinner of the Liberals Club, at the home of Heidi Pflaum, 926 Otter Creek Road. This time and place is tentative, so be sure to check the event's web page for updates (and additional info) before you come.

21 April Fri 5-6:30pm. Social Hope in the Time of Trump. (Spring Lyceum of the MTSU Department of Philosophy.) Professor Ronald Aronson of Wayne State University will speak. Hope, for Aronson, is not a religious attitude but a secular one, and it is far more than a mood or feeling. The very basis of social will and political action, it entails acting collectively to make the world more equal, more democratic, more peaceful, and more just. Room 164, College of Education, MTSU, Murfreesboro. More info.

21 April Fri 6-10pm. Tennessee Environmental Council fundraiser. $65. Green Door Gourmet farm, 7011 River Road Pike, Nashville 37209. More info.

21-22 April Fri-Sat. Catholic Women's Symposium on Peace. $90 (includes two meals). Doubletree Hotel, 315 4th Ave N, 37219. Note program change: John Dear has been replaced by Kathy Kelley in the program. Speakers are peace activists Kathy Kelley and Martha Hennessy. More at Facebook page, or contact Doreen.

21-23 April Fri-Sun. Storytelling for Social Action: Climate Change. $100 includes meals; $200 includes meals and lodging (Scarritt-Bennett). More info and registration.

22 April Sat 9-11am. March for Science and Climate. In solidarity with the bigger rally happening in Washington. The Nashville event will begin with a rally at Legislative Plaza. Then there will be a bit of marching around downtown, and then back to the Plaza; I'm not sure if there will then be another rally on the Plaza. After that many people will be heading to the Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park; some people intend to march there (2.3 miles). Watch for Frack Free Tennessee's 50 foot long "Black Snake Pipeline," accompanied by drummers and chanters. If you're marching in a group over that long distance, put a car at each end, so you won't have to walk all the way back. More info and also here. Merchandise is available for purchase.

22 April Sat 11am-1pm. GROW Enrichment's grand opening. Crafts vendors, food trucks, family fun, beekeepers, educational booths. 3105 McGavock Pike, Nashville 37214. GROW Enrichment is a non-profit organization based in Nashville, TN with a focus on community development through urban agricultural and nature conservation education. More info about GROW and about this event.

22 April Sat 11am-6pm Earth Day Festival in Centennial Park. Many local organizations will have booths there. More info.

22 April Sat. Volunteer labor: stream cleanups. Organized by Cumberland River Compact and Metro Beautification and Environment Commission. Watch for additional details, and/or contact Nicholle.

22 April Sat 6-8pm. The Truth and Reconciliation Project. We will invite black, brown, queer, and white allies to tell and listen to personal stories of police abuse and dehumanizing local policing practices. More info. Reading Room, Vanderbilt Divinity School.

26 April Wed 7-8:30pm. Palestinian Quest for Just Peace. Unity of Music City, 4319 Saundersville Rd, Old Hickory, TN 37138. This will be going on, Wednesday nights, March 1 through April 26: Many people don't know or understand the origins of the struggle for peace and justice regarding Israel/Palestine, or they only know what they have heard in the media, which is one-sided when it comes to this issue. Wendy and Iley Behr are offering a 9-week educational series to introduce people to the issues surrounding Israel/Palestine and what we can do to promote true peace and justice. "Steadfast Hope; The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace" is a curriculum created by the Presbyterian Church USA as part of its Israel/Palestine Mission Network project and will be used extensively as the basis for this class. Naturally, we would prefer that you attend all nine sessions, but feel free to attend whichever sessions fit your schedule. More info: tdancebehr@comcast.net

27 April Thurs noon to 1pm. Mayor Barry's Sustainability Initiatives. Join us for a panel discussion with Mayor Barry's sustainability staff and the subcommittee chairs for each of Livable Nashville's five focus-areas. 3rd floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Free parking is available in Lot R of the Nissan Stadium parking lot. Bring your lunch or order one for $8 on the RSVP form. More info and RSVP.

28-30 April Fri-Sun. Bus from TN to Washington for People's Climate March. More info.

29 April Sat 6-8pm. Caravan to Cuba Stops in Nashville! Potluck & Presentation. Watch for additional details.

29 April Sat noon to 2pm. The Truth and Reconciliation Project. We will invite black, brown, queer, and white allies to tell and listen to personal stories of police abuse and dehumanizing local policing practices. More info. Reading Room, Vanderbilt Divinity School.

1 May Mon 3-7pm. May Day Rally. International Workers' Day. Celebrated internationally (except in the USA) in memory of the Chicago Martyrs. A few people are trying to organize a rally on Public Square. More info and/or here.

11 May Thurs 6pm. Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print. Screening of documentary film: Contract farmers tell their stories and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer. Suggested donation $5. Light refreshments. Doors 5:30, film 6, dicussion 7:15. 3rd floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Free parking is available in Lot R of the Nissan Stadium parking lot. More info about the film and about this screening.

16 May Tues 6-8pm. The Truth and Reconciliation Project. We will invite black, brown, queer, and white allies to tell and listen to personal stories of police abuse and dehumanizing local policing practices. More info. Reading Room, Vanderbilt Divinity School.

19-21 May. National Cohousing Conference. Discounts for early registrants and low income people. Millenium Maxwell House Hotel, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN. More info and here.




SELECTED RECURRING EVENTS

WEEKLY:

Mondays, 4pm. We Are Watching. Most Mondays when state legislature is in session. Progressive group that goes to watch the state legislature and let them know how we feel. Go to website to look for current issues, adjustments to time, or other details.

12:30-1:30pm Tuesdays. Trouble Tuesdays. Visit Corker and Alexander's office, 3322 West End Ave, or stand outside on the street corner (West End & Murphy) with a sign visible to passing motorists.

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.

Thursdays, 6pm. Participatory Defense. Family Reconciliation Center, upstairs at St. John's United Methodist Church, 6300 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37209. 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. A Community Ally is part of a team of volunteers that 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: Ann at 615-356-0012.

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.

Every weekend: FOOD NOT BOMBS needs cooks on Saturdays, and servers and dishwashers on Sundays. For details call Eva at 615-944-3950 or email nashvillefoodnotbombs@gmail.com.



SEMIMONTHLY:

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 Thursday 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 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. At "Fifteenth Ave Baptist Church," which is at 1203 9th Ave North (not on 15th Ave). 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, 6pm. SEED MONEY SUPPERS. Until further notice, this is at the Wild Cow Restaurant in East Nashville, 1896 Eastland Avenue. Buy your $10 ticket at the event. Several startups will present their ideas; you vote on which one you like. The winner gets 3/4 of the proceeds. (The other 1/4 pays the expenses for the event.) More info, including this month's location, at the website.

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 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, 6 or 6:30pm. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. Time and location varies; check website. Contact: Ed Meyers 615-638-4555.

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.




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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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