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2018 Feb 20



MESSAGE(S) FROM NPJC

Replacement wanted for e-blast manager. I may be quitting this e-blast soon, because of changes in my personal life. If you want to be trained to take my place, now is the time to speak up. You don't have to be in the Nashville Peace and Justice Center; we might even consider transferring this operation to some other organization. The job is around 5-10 hours of unpaid labor per week. Some web skills required, but those can be learned on the job if you have the aptitude for them (e.g., are you already a blogger?). It's meticulous and somewhat repetitious work, so an OCD temperament would be a help. The training is not brief, so I'd prefer that the new e-blast manager be someone who is likely to continue the job for at least a few years. Contact Eric.




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.



Feb 20 Tues 6:30-7:30pm. Clean Tennessee. Come learn about Clean Tennessee's work to protect fuel efficiency standards and the EPA. We'll have a short presentation with background information and ways you can get involved, then do a group activity. The meeting on the 20th will be followed by a non-violent civil disobedience training. Room 233, Goodwill Lifsey Building, 937 Herman Street, Nashville 37208. More info.

Feb 20 Tues 6:30pm. Anarchist film night: "Trouble." See March 6.

Feb 20 Tues 7-9pm. Readings from Out of Silence: Abortion Stories. Neely Auditorium, Vanderbilt campus. More info.

Feb 20 Tues 7-9:30pm. Preparation for conservation lobbying. Meet in Laskey Hall in Scarritt-Bennett Center to prepare for tomorrow's lobbying on capitol hill. More info.

Feb 21 Wed 8am. Conservation lobbying. Room D, 7th floor, Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue North, Nashville 37243. More info.

Feb 21 Wed 8-11:15am. Community Needs. Metropolitan Social Services will release the 9th Annual Community Needs Evaluation. The Catholic Pastoral Center, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville 37214. More info and registration.

Feb 21 Wed noon to 1:30pm. Redefining Tokenism. A panel discussion about today's African American women, tokenism in the business and tech industries, and the age of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Wond'ry, 2414 Highland Suite 102, Nashville 37212. More info and also here.

Feb 21 Wed 2-4pm. Navigating the Resources 101. Hosted by Open Table. We will cover how to use the “Where to Turn in Nashville” guide, some tips for navigating housing needs, and how to help people get connected with all kinds of services from food assistance to mental health care. Please RSVP to lindsey@opentablenashville.org. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. You are welcome to donate $5-10 to cover materials, but if you can't right now, that's okay. Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville 37211. More info.

Feb 21 Wed 6-8pm. From the souls of black folk to black lives matter. Symposium on race relations. Fisk Memorial Chapel, 1000 17th Ave N, Nashville 37208. More info.

Feb 21 Wed 6:30pm. Humanists. This week's topic: Living in an "uber economy" today. More info.

Feb 21 Wed 6:30-8:30pm. Democratic Socialists. 2300 Ridgecrest Dr, Nashville, TN 37216. More info.

Feb 22 Thurs 11:30am. Environmental Impacts of Urban Agriculture. Buy lunch or bring your own; lecture begins at noon. This talk will be given in third floor, The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Free parking in Lot R. More info and RSVP.

Feb 22 Thurs. Amnesty International postponed from Feb 15.

Feb 22 Thurs 4-6pm. Adopt-A-Stream Party. Organizations that have been taking care of streams will celebrate their accomplishments. If that's not you, come and learn how your organization can adopt a stream. Cumberland River Compact, suite 300, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville 37213. More info.

Feb 22 Thurs 6-8pm. Community Call to Action Stop The Youth Violence. Find out about our new community-based model to "cure violence," hear from students, learn about how Gideon's Army is working together with other organizations to save our kids. Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, 600 28th Ave N, Nashville 37209. More info.

Feb 24 Sat. 250K Tree Day. We'll plant 250,000 trees across Tennessee. Sign up to receive seedlings, or to donate labor or money, or whatever, at website.

Feb 24 Sat 8am-5pm. "OUT In Front" LGBTQIA+ conference. Open to college students, free. Sarratt/Rand Student Center at Vanderbilt University. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 9:30-10:30am. Kids, guns and safety. A presentation by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Church of the Good Shepherd, 1420 Wilson Pike, Brentwood 37027. More info. Editorial note: If you really want your kids to be safe, don't have a gun in your house -- but I guess that would be un-American, wouldn't it.

Feb 24 Sat 10-11:30am. Medicare 101. An introductory presentation by Todd Libman. Nashville downtown library. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 10am-noon. The Black History of Community Oversight. Free event; donations welcome. Book swap table. Childcare provided. Organized by Black Lives Matter. Peace Ambassadors USA, 2921 Harlin Dr, Nashville 37211.

Feb 24 Sat 10am-2pm. Community Supported Agriculture fair. Learn about local CSA's, and maybe sign up for one. Nashville Farmers' Market, 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville 37208. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 10:30am to noon. Organic Practices for the Vegetable Garden. Lecture at Bellevue Library, 720 Baugh Road, Nashville 37221. More info.

Feb 24 Sat noon. Nina Turner in Nashville for "Our Revolution." Kean Hall at TSU. More info and RSVP.

Feb 24 Sat and 25 Sun. Protest against the use of animals in the circus. Calsonic Arena, 721 Whitthorne St, Shelbyville, TN 37160. Two times on Saturday and one on Sunday. Read more on the Nashville Animal Advocacy website.

Feb 24 Sat 2-3:30pm. Prepping the Garden for Early Spring Planting. (Rescheduled.) Inglewood Library, 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 37216. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 2-4pm. Nashville Childcare Collective Kick-Off Social. We are volunteers from grassroots organizations across Davidson County that work together to provide childcare at meetings for all our groups. We believe that childcare is radical, and allows more people to get involved in our shared vision of justice. We will have lots of fun, light refreshments, and information sharing. MNEA, 531 Fairground Ct, Nashville, TN 37211. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 2-5pm. Anticapitalism March. You can probably park for free in Lot R. We will start at the east end of the pedestrian bridge at 2pm. Where we will go from there, and how long the rally will last, depends on how many people show up. Rain date, March 3. Suggestions for signs: Capitalism causes war / poverty / gentrification / homelessness/ ecocide / global warming / plutocracy / whatever. In fact, whenever anyone is doing anything bad anywhere, it's generally because they're getting money for it. You can't end plutocracy by electing better plutocrats; the only way to end rule by the wealthy class is to not have a wealthy class. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 6-8pm. PSL Forum: Black History Month | Fighting Imperialism & Deportations. Panel discussion on a variety of topics: black revolutionary history in the USA, the impact of NATO’s intervention in Libya, the US backed Saudi Arabian invasion of Yemen, and the movement against racist deportations. Room 804, Watkins College of Art, 2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville 37228. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 6:30-11:30pm. House Party Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Solidarity Brigade. Suggested donation $10, but no one turned away. Food, music, information. Help raise money and supplies to support the Teachers' Union of Puerto Rico in their fight to protect public schools in Puerto Rico. 3707 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. More info.

Feb 24 Sat 7-9pm. Animal Activist Meetup. Dinner at Sunflower Cafe, in Berry Hill. More info.

Feb 25 Sun 2:30pm. Divestment meeting. We'll continue planning a campaign to divest local institutions and ourselves from the fossil fuel industry. Friends Meeting, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville 37209. More info.

Feb 27 Tues 6-8pm. Trauma-Informed De-Escalation Training. Glencliff United Methodist Church, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville 37211. More info.

Feb 27 Tues 6:30pm. Anarchist film night: "Trouble." See March 6.

Feb 28 Wed 6:30pm. Humanists. This week's topic: Listening skills and co-counseling techniques. More info.

March 2 Fri 11:30am-1pm. Hear both sides about the May 1 transit referendum. Hear from advocates from Transit for Nashville and NoTax4Tracks representing the pro and con side of the Let's Move Nashville transit referendum. Bring your lunch. Goodwill Lifsey Building, 937 Herman Street, Nashville 37208. More info.

March 3 Sat 9am-5pm. LGBTQ Health Symposium. Free for students, $75 for healthcare providers, $30 everyone else. Light Hall, Vanderbilt Medical Center. More info and here.

March 3 Sat noon to 1pm. Seed starting. Lecture at North Branch Library, 1001 Monroe Street, Nashville 37208. More info.

March 5 Mon 7:30am-4:30pm. Conference on Decriminalizing Mental Illness. $99 tickets. Vanderbilt University Student Life Center, 310 25th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37240.

March 6 Tues 8am-4pm. TEP's Advancing Equality Days on the Hill Part 2. Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Ave N, Nashville 37243. More info.

March 6 Tues 6:30pm. Anarchist film night: "Trouble." This is the "Trouble" series from sub.media. We're watching it on Feb 20, Feb 27, March 6. Show up at 6:30, movies start at 7. Organized by Anarchist Black Cross, which also does outreach to prisons and to the hungry. Location: In the back, 2607 Barclay Dr, Nashville, TN 37206. More info.

March 7 Wed 8am. TADP: Justice Day on the Hill. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. More info and registration.

March 7 Wed 9:30am-3pm. Muslim Day on the Hill. More info.

March 7 Wed 6:30pm. Humanists. This week's topic: Science day. More info.

March 8 Thurs. NOAH action on Transit & Affordable Housing. Would the new transit plan, if implemented, hurt or help affordable housing? Some sort of action is being planned, but I don't have a time or place yet.

March 8 Thurs 11:30am. Talking trees, people and nashville: a tale of urban forestry in the city. Buy lunch or bring your own; lecture begins at noon. This talk will be given in third floor, The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Free parking in Lot R. More info and RSVP.

March 9 Fri 9am-5pm. "Ready for Prime Time" Media Training. Eager to get your voice and viewpoints in your local newspapers or in national headlines? Ready to hone your public speaking skills for radio, television interviews or public appearances? Interested in running for office or getting more involved in the political process? $125 for the day; that includes lunch. $100 if you register by Feb 16. $35 for just the last workshop of the day, which is on writing op-eds; that workshop will be 3-5pm. The location is Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209. More information and registration.

March 10 Sat 1-2:30pm. A Beginner's Guide to Growing & Enjoying Herbs. Lecture at Old Hickory Branch Library, 1010 Jones St, Old Hickory, TN 37138. More info.

March 14 Wed 7:30am-3pm. Women's Day on the Hill. More info.

March 15 Thurs 11:30am. Nashville's Mass Transit Plan: Is it Good for the Environment? Buy lunch or bring your own; program begins at noon. This panel discussion will be given in third floor, The Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213. Free parking in Lot R. More info and RSVP.

March 17 Sat 10am-3pm. Cleanup and Bulk Item Dropoff. Acceptable items: lawnmowers, sofas, etc. Unacceptable items: carpets, fencing, etc. What is "etc."? Obviously you need to look at the more detailed list. Location: Hartman Park, 2801 Tucker Road, Nashville, TN 37218. Rain date: March 24.

March 18 Sun 12:30pm. Social Justice Book Club. The two books being discussed this month are "Evicted" and "The New Jim Crow." Location: The Old School Farm to Table, 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville 37218. RSVP so a reservation can be made.

March 25 Sun 2:30pm. Divestment meeting. We'll continue planning a campaign to divest local institutions and ourselves from the fossil fuel industry. Friends Meeting, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville 37209. More info.

March 31 Sat 12:30-4pm. Silent No Longer workshop. Sign-in begins 12:30; the workshop begins at 1pm. The $5 tickets cover the cost of materials and light snacks, and must be purchased in advance, but no one will be turned away. Workshop topics include #MeToo: The Power of Our Voice, Responding to the #MeToo Backlash, Grassroots Organizing: Building & Motivating Your Team and Strategic Planning & Implementation of Direct Actions. We will also discuss direct actions campaigns, including lobbying to institute sexual violence training in schools and our legislative priorities. Location: UAW Local 737, 6207 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209. More info.

April 7 Sat 10am-6pm. Vegfest. Promoting and educating on the plant based, healthy, and cruelty free lifestyle. $10. The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. More info.

April 7 Sat 4:30-7:30pm. Culture Clash is an award winning documentary film that features how well young people meld into their new American identity and what contributions Caribbean Americans make to American society. Second-generation children often come into conflict with their immigrant parents because they adopt more of American culture and break away from the traditions of their parents. Screening of the film will be followed by a community conversation about multicultural identity and preservation and acknowledgement of each person's unique cultures. Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave, Nashville 37209. More info.

April 15-30, 1-4pm. Spring Gathering at The Garden. This is a free Medicine Tribe Gathering / Planting party with a benefit show for the People's Project. There will be workshops including organic farming, wood carving, nonviolent communication and mushroom propagation during the day and music and bonfires at night. There will be free food, and there are plans to plant a lot of food. Donations will go to the People's Project; I'll try to find out what that is. 8967 Galen Rd, Lafayette, TN 37083, about an hour and a half from Nashville. More info.

April 21 Sat 9am-3pm. Herb and craft fair. Unitarian Church, 1808 Woodmont Blvd, Nashville 37215. More info.

April 21 Sat 10am-3pm. Nashville Chooses Peace. Festival at Unity Music City Church, 4319 Saundersville Road, Old Hickory TN 37138. Watch for further details.

April 21 Sat 11am-6pm. Nashville’s Earth Day Festival. Centennial Park. More info. As usual, the top sponsor is Piedmont Gas, a seller of fossil fuels, who will try to convey the impression that their business is compatible with not killing all life on earth. Parking: In most years, parking is closed within the park, but is available for free in the parking lot of HCA, 1 Park Plaza. I do not have that parking information confirmed yet for this year, but will post it if I get it confirmed.

April 21 Sat 1-6pm. African-American Author Fair. Laskey Building, Scarritt-Bennett Center. More info and also here.

June 7-10. Bonnaroo music & arts festival. Not political, but some political organizations might have booths there. Manchester, TN.

June 23 Sat 9:30am. Nashville Pride Equality Walk. Location TBA. More info and registration.

June 23-24 Sat-Sun. Nashville Pride Festival. Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. More info. Applications for vendors are open.

Aug 11 Sat 9am-9pm. Tomato Art Festival. (Mostly nonpolitical.) More info and here.




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 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:

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.

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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