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UPCOMING EVENTS.    New or changed items are in blue. 



Aug 18 Sun 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Climate Change Roundtable Discussion, hosted by the Nashville Peace & Justice Center. Location: Nashville Peace & Justice Center, Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Avenue N, Nashville TN 37209. Nancy Stetten and the Sunrise Movement will be fielding this informative and provocative panel on Climate Change, followed by discussion. Come, learn and share your insights! Light refreshments.

Aug 20 Tue 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Marie Antoinette Cake Party - Fiesta de de Pastel para viviendas, hosted by People's Alliance for Transit, Housing & Employment. Location: 1 Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201 (in front of Metro Courthouse). Our city's leaders are finding MILLIONS of dollars for real estate developers, hotel chains, and Amazon, but can't seem to find enough money for the 31,000 affordable homes our city needs. Like Marie Antoinette before them, they are utterly out of touch with the needs of working Nashvillians, and their actions (and lack thereof) show it. We hear them loud and clear. Time to make some noise and eat some cake! Join the Movement for 31,000 Affordable Homes for a gathering on the lawn of the Metro Court House as Nashville's Metro Council meets for the final time before their upcoming recess. Bring your friends and bring the volume. We'll be letting Nashville leaders know that our voices WILL be heard on Nashville's housing crisis. #HousingForAll #31000Homes

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

Aug 22 Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. World Cafe: What's next for LGBTQ+ Nashville? (South Nashville), hosted by Nashville Pride and Tennessee Equality Project. Location: Nashville Public Library Edmondson Pike Branch, 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. Join us in South Nashville at the Edmonson Pike Branch of the Nashville Public Library on Thursday, August 22 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm for a discussion about the future of LGBTQ+ Nashville. This conversation is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Equality Project. Our region has gone through unprecedented growth and change over the last few years that have impacted the lives of our community in multiple ways -- both positive and negative. These changes have led us to ask the question, what does our LGBTQ+ community in Middle Tennessee need in order to thrive? In our conversation we will: DISCUSS trends that will impact our community, DEFINE disruptions that could affect our community, & DEVELOP strategic actions to help our community reach its full potential. Join us for this public conversation where we will exchange views, feelings, and ideas on what is next for LGBTQ+ Nashville. Free, but please preregister via Eventbrite.

Aug 22 Thu 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Honoring Survivors Candlelight Vigil, hosted by Silent No Longer, Women's March Tennessee - Power Together, Nashville & Middle Tennessee Indivisible, Indivisible East Tennessee, Indivisible Hardin County, and Indivisible TN District 7. Location: Tennessee State Capitol, 600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37243. Join us the evening before the Special Session of the House as we honor survivors, and remind our elected officials we are watching and we expect them to represent the people as they have sworn to do. Whether you are a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence, racism, misogyny, religious or ethnic persecution, or someone who is tired of the corruption, lies and abuse of power, we welcome you to join us at the Tennessee State Capital.

Aug 23 Fri 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM [changed starting time]. Cleaning House: Removing the Dirt from the People's House, hosted by Silent No Longer, Davidson County Young Democrats, Women's March Tennessee - Power Together, Nashville & Middle Tennessee Indivisible, Indivisible Hardin County, and Indivisible TN District 7. Location: south steps of the Tennessee State Capital. Tennesseans value honesty, integrity and our children. It is time we cleaned up our state House and removed the dirt from its chambers. Join us on Friday, August 23rd for the special session of the House. We will meet on the south steps of the capital at 9:00 before going into the session. We will there to remind members of the House that Tennesseans are watching and we expect them to hold our elected officials accountable and bring integrity and respect back to the People's House. This is a silent, respectful and nonviolent protest. Our presence lets every member of the House know where we stand. There is no reason to give them any optics or sound bites they can try to use against us. We know...and they do as well...we are standing up to truth and justice.

Aug 23 Fri 4:00 PM. No Pay No Party: Wage Theft at Vanderbilt Divinity School, hosted by Workers' Dignity Dignidad Obrera. Location: Vanderbilt Divinity School, 411 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37240. Vanderbilt Divinity School is about to celebrate the opening of the new addition to the building, but some of the workers who built it, including Armando, still haven't been paid! Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Divinity School need to show us whether they are really committed to justice and integrity by making an ultimatum to the construction companies: pay the workers, or you will never do business with Vanderbilt again. Until Vanderbilt sees to it that the workers are paid, there can be no party for the new addition! #NoPayNoParty!

Aug 23 Fri 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. DSA Movie Night - join us to learn about the sex workers union, hosted by Workers Against Racism and Middle TN DSA - Democratic Socialists of America. Location: The Barbershop Theater, 4003 Indiana Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Please join the Queer working group and the Workers Against Racism working group to watch the film Live Nude Girls, UNITE! An amazing documentary about the very real struggles of the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show and their fight for safety, race-based wage policies, and the right to be seen as real workers in our economy. There is no better way to spend an evening than watching and discussing a movie with friends new and old. We look forward to seeing you at The Barbershop Theater at 6:30 pm on the 23rd of August.

Aug 24 Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Women's Equality Day Celebration, hosted by Tennessee Suffrage Monument. Location: Women's Suffrage Monument, Centennial Park, Nashville TN. Join us to Celebrate Women's Equality Day. "Women's Right to Vote - 99 Year Anniversary". Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, Inc. Board invites you to join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am - Noon, at the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, Centennial Park, Nashville. Suffrage Organizations will lay wreaths at the Monument. Speakers: Welcome by Monique Odom, Parks Director. "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote, 100th Anniversary". Nashville's Plans by Nashville Mayor. Invite your family and friends. Open to the Public. Some chairs and bottled water will be available. You may bring a lawn chair and umbrella for rain or shade.

Aug 31 Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 7th Annual Labor Day Parade & Picnic, hosted by Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN, Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council, and Middle Tennessee Jobs With Justice. Location: Nashville Cumberland Park, 592 S 1st St, Nashville, Tennessee 37213. Join us for Nashville's Seventh Annual Labor Day Parade & Celebration! Parade lineup starts at 8:30 am; Kickoff at 9am; Picnic, Music, Games, and Food after the Parade.

Sep 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.

Sep 14 Sat 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM. Brawl in Bordeaux, hosted by International Boxing Academy of Nashville. Location: 3729 Clarksville Highway, Nashville, TN 37218. You're invited to join International Boxing Academy of Nashville for Brawl in Bordeaux: A Night to Stand Up For Nashville Youth. We will have live entertainment, an amateur boxing match, raffle prizes, food vendors, and health screenings. We hope you'll join us for Nashville Youth! Seating is limited, please reply via the Facebook page linked above to say that you are coming.

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

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

Sep 25 Wed 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Metro Non-discrimination Ordinance Turns Ten, hosted by Tennessee Equality Project. Location Tribe Nashville, 1517 Church St, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. September 25 is the 10th anniversary of the Metro Nashville non-discrimination ordinance being signed into law. The ordinance still protects Metro Government employees from being discriminated against in employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It was the first of its kind in Tennessee. Join us at Tribe to celebrate. Appetizers provided.

Oct 1 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.

Oct 3 Thu Time TBA Greenways for Nashville Dinner by the Bridge, hosted by Greenways for Nashville. Location: Cumberland Park, by the foot of the John Siegenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Greenways for Nashville will host our 13th annual Dinner by the Bridge. Held on Cumberland Park's beautiful greenway esplanade at the foot of the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, this festive evening is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of Nashville's extensive greenway system with friends and supporters, and raise a toast to a future that includes more greenways across Nashville and Davidson County. Invitations will be mailed and tickets will go on sale in mid-August, but mark your calendar now!

Oct 5 Sat (hours not announced) Healthy and Free Tennessee 3rd Annual Convening, hosted by Healthy and Free Tennessee. Location: Avon Williams Campus of Tennessee State University, 330 10th Avenue N, Nashville TN. This year's theme is "Reproductive Freedom: What's Race Got To Do With It?". Registration Link

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 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.

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.

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.

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: Varies. Email or call for details. 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.




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