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2017 Feb 24

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.

24 Feb Fri. I am not your Negro film opens at the Belcourt, and will be showing for at least a week. The Feb 24 screening is already sold out. There will be discussions after some of the screenings. Tickets and more scheduling information.

24 Feb Fri 1-3pm. Crises in Immigrant/Refugee Communities: Faith Leaders Respond. Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 411 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. An education forum designed to help religious leaders respond to these questions: In responding to the crises facing immigrant and refugee communities, what can we do 1) now? and 2) if things get worse. (I'm not sure whether this is a panel discussion or an open discussion.) More info.

24 Feb Fri 5:30-8:30pm. Rally in Support of Trans Students. Legislative Plaza. Response to recent developments in the US Departments of Justice and Education. More info and also here.

24 Feb Fri 6-9pm. Planning meeting for Tax March. Make Donald Trump release his tax returns. United Auto Workers hall, 6207 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209. More info. See also April 15 event.

24-26 Feb. Indigenous People's Powwow. A native American cultural festival. (No political content, as far as I am aware.) General admission $7; discounts for some children, students, seniors, and uniformed service people. Location: MTSU Livestock Center. More info.

25 Feb Sat. 100K Tree Day. Register in advance.

25 Feb Sat 9am-1pm. Nashville Green Tour and Graduate School Info Session. As I understand it, this is intended for people who are considering becoming graduate students in sustainability. Ezell Center, Lipscomb University. More info.

25 Feb Sat 10-11am. William Mayhugh, pay Gorge what you owe him! Join Workers' Dignity in protesting against an instance of wage theft. 218 Mockingbird Rd, Nashville, TN 37205. More info.

25 Feb Sat 10am to noon. Prison/Sentencing Reform Training. Learn about upcoming bills during this legislative session that, if passed, will have significant positive effects on sentence reductions and internal prison conditions. Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37206. More info.

25 Feb Sat 10am-2pm. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair. At the Nashville Farmers' Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. The event is free and gives the public a chance to meet farmers, discuss individual growing methods, harvest schedules and pick up locations. General information on what a CSA is and how it works will be available. The public will then be given a chance to meet one on one with local CSA farmers servicing the Nashville area. Singer/songwriter and food activist Mike Younger will also be there and (I assume) performing. More info and also here. Also Lisa Shively.

25 Feb Sat noon-1pm. Speak up for ACA. Rally at offices of Senators Corker and Alexander, 3322 West End Ave, corner of West End and Murphy Rd. More info.

25 Feb Sat 5pm. Screening of "13th." Documentary film about the end of slavery, the beginning of mass incarceration, and related topics. Unity of Nashville, 5125 Franklin Pike, Nashville TN 37220.

26 Feb Sun 1-2:30pm. Nashville Activist Coalition: Where Do We Go From Here, continued. Panelists: Bob Bernstein and Irma Paz-Bernstein (, Laura Trigg Gilbert (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Trisha Farmer (about running for office in a rural area), Eric Schechter (about plutocracy), Mark Brooks (Indivisible), and more. UAW Hall, 6207 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209. More info.

26 Feb Sun 2pm. First Freedom; The Fight for Religious Liberty documentary film will be screened at Green Hills Library. More info.

27 Feb Mon 3-7pm. We Are Watching rally at the capitol. More info.

27 Feb Mon 6-7:30pm. NOAH Criminal Justice Task Force meeting, Greater Bethel AME Church, 1300 South St.

27 Feb Mon 6-7:30pm. Tennessee Equality Project (Franklin). TEP will have a meeting at Cultivate Frothy Monkey, 125 5th ave south, Franklin, Tennessee 37064. More info.

27 Feb Mon 6:30pm. Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light will begin meeting on a monthly basis, at 521 Woodland Street. See listing under "recurring events" at the bottom of this page. This month's agenda includes planning a booth for Earth Day and promoting the April 29 Washington march. Also there will be some discussion of Mayor Barry's draft recommendations for sustainability.

27 Feb Mon 6:30-8pm. NPJC panel discussion: What Is To Be Done -- By You? Panelists: Mark Brooks (Indivisible), Debbie Gould (League of Women Voters), Eric Schechter (, Mason Shedd (Democratic Socialists of America) and Dick Williams (Common Cause). Followed by Q&A and discussion. Light refreshments. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info.

27 Feb Mon 6:30-9pm. "Livable Nashville" report. A presentation of the draft recommendations of Mayor Barry's "Livable Nashville" Climate and Energy Committee. Holy Name Catholic Church, 521 Woodland Street, East Nashville. More details.

28 Feb Tues 10:30am to noon. Wear RED against SB127. Legislative Plaza. You can be removed from the hearings if you are disruptive, but by wearing red you can show your opposition to this bill (which would legalize discrimination). More info.

28 Feb Tues 6:30-8:00pm. SURJ Faith. Meeting at The Temple (Congregation Ohabai Sholom), 5015 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205. SURJ is Showing Up For Racial Justice. SURJ Faith is a branch of SURJ Nashville's work dedicated to bringing white people from various faith and spiritual traditions in the Nashville area into movement for racial justice. More info.

28 Feb Tues 7-9pm. One Night of Empathy. This event will feature scenes, staged readings, and musical number from 14 Nashville theatres (ranging from professional to high school) with the goal of creating discussions about empathy using theatre as a catalyst. In addition to these performances, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry will speak. This event will launch a month-long series of conversations in Nashville centered around empathy at arts performances, through "pop ups," in libraries, and at community centers. This event, in particular, will be at Looby Center Theater, 2301 Metro Center Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 3722. More info.

1 March Wed. Deadline for big discount for Cohousing Conference. See May 19-21.

1 March Wed 9:30am-5pm. Arts Advocacy Day. Lobbying. More info.

1 March Wed noon to 1pm. Fixed or Fluid? The Polarizing Worldview that Divides Republicans from Democrats. Lecture by Marc Hetherington, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Third floor "Commons," downtown public library, 615 Church Street. (Optional lunch 11:30am at the same location, suggested donation $5.) Editor's remark: Some of us political activists are much farther from Republicans and Democrats than they are from each other.

1 March Wed 7-8:30pm. Palestinian Quest for Just Peace. Tonight is the first of a series of nine. See description on April 26.

1 March Wed 7:30pm. 1984. Film screening at Belcourt, followed by discussion with Professor Elizabeth Zechmeister. More details. By the way, if you have never read the book or seen one of the film versions, or the last time you read the book was a few decades ago, I recommend it highly. It's available free online, and highly relevant. And did you know the US Department of War was renamed as the Department of "Defense" just a few months after the book was published? I try to always use quotes for that. -- Editor

2 March Thurs 7pm. Vets for Peace. Usual time and place (International Market and Restaurant, 2010 Belmont Blvd). This month's guest speaker is someone from the Metro Schools. Some other topics are the veterans retreat on March 11 and the anti-nuclear event in Huntsville in April.

3 March Fri 4pm. Town hall meeting at Representative Cooper's office. 605 Church Street. Nashville, TN 37219. More info.

3 March Fri 6:30-7:30pm. Rally against the rodeo. Rodeos are cruel and dangerous events for the animals involved. Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304 W Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. More info.

4 March Sat. Annual Weed Wrangle. Sign up to help remove invasive species from our public parks and green spaces. Assorted locations.

4 March Sat 11am-2pm. Simultaneous Rallies For and Against Trump. I wish these people would talk with each other.

4 March Sat 7:30-11pm. Winter's Ball (Fundraiser for Workers' Dignity). $20 to attend; includes two beers. Big band music, dancing, entertainers, and a formal address from the White Witch of Winter. 100% of profits go to Worker's Dignity. Little Harpeth Brewing, 30 Oldham St, Nashville, Tennessee 37213. More info.

5 March Sun 4-7pm. Debate: Should Planned Parenthood be Defunded? Experience Community Church, 521 Old Salem Rd, Murfreesboro 37129. More info.

7 March Tues. Equality lobbying state legislators. TEP (equality for LGBTQ.) More info.

7 March Tues 11am-2pm. Storm Nashville COS: House Hearing. Article V of the US Constitution specifies conditions under which a constitutional convention will be convened, to amend the constitution or rewrite it entirely. Some people think that's a splendid way to fix the many problems we now have. And some of us (including this editor) fear that it might make things much worse, particularly if "the wrong people" (whoever you think they are) get control of leadership in the convention. -- Anyway, this event at Legislative Plaza on March 7 is organized by "Convention of States Tennessee." Here is how they have described the event: "COS Tennessee is storming Nashville on March 7 to stop the proposed "planning convention", an attempt by another small Article V group to control and direct all future Article V conventions -- while excluding the grassroots of the Convention of States Project." Additional details at this link.

7 March Tues 6-8pm. Domestic Violence Awareness Class. Madison Precinct, Metro Nashville Police Department, 400 Myatt Dr, Madison, Tennessee 37115. More info.

7 March Tues 7-8:30pm. Conversation on Anti-Racist Feminism. 1327 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208. More info.

8 March Wed. Women's Day on the Hill. Several women's groups will be lobbying at the capitol. More info.

8 March Wed. Women Worldwide Strike Against Trump. Or so the article says. I haven't heard yet about anything local, but if I do, watch for it here. -- Editor's note: A number of organizers of recent demonstrations have been using the word "strike," and at first I didn't understand that. But then I ran across an article that explains it. The idea is to start with small work stoppages, and build up to bigger ones, until they finally make a difference. (I think that, to make a difference, they'll also need coherent demands and a coherent vision; I hope we'll see more of that soon.)

8 March Wed 8am. Lobbying against death penalty. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (TADP). Training will begin at 8am before meeting with legislators. More info and RSVP.

8 March Wed 9:30am to 2:30pm. Planned Parenthood Takes the Hill. Join us at the Nashville Public Library at 9:30 for an overview of issues and lobbying training. We will go to Legislative Plaza for a day of meetings together. Info and registration. Additional information.

8 March Wed 6pm. Nashville International Women's Day. An assortment of performing art, all having something to do with women. This year's theme is "Be Bold For Change." Suggested donation $10. Oz Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle, Nashville, TN 37209. More info.

9 March Thurs noon to 5pm. TN is not for sale. At the capitol. Rally against Governor Haslam's outsourcing plan. The labor unions may be busing people in from across the state. More info.

9 March Thurs 6pm. Lost Rivers. Film screening. Suggested donation $5. Doors will open at 5:30 PM, the film will start at 6:00 PM and will run 75 minutes. There will be time for an open discussion following the film. Visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world try to understand why and how rivers have disappeared throughout the world. Read more about the film. The screening will be at the Cumberland River Compact River Center, 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 event.

9 March Thurs 6:30-8:30pm. SURJ Education meeting. Watch for additional details.

9 March Thurs 7-9pm. Straight talk about refugee immigration and resettlement. Panelists: Greg Siskind (immigration lawyer), Stephanie Teatro (Tn Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition), and Kellye Branson (Refugee and Immigration Services for Catholic Charities of Tennessee). In addition, refugees residing in Nashville will share their stories. There will be opportunity for audience questions to the panelists. A dessert reception will follow. Location: West End Synagogue, 3810 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37205. More info:

10 March Fri. Native Nations march in Washington DC. Contact Eric Lewis if you're interested in attending. I don't know yet whether there will be a local "in solidarity with" march here in Nashville. Watch this space.

10-12 March Fri-Sun. Storytelling for Social Action: Immigration. $150 (the Reading Room at Vanderbilt Divinity School) includes meals; $250 includes meals and lodging (Scarritt-Bennett). More info and registration.

11 March Sat. Veterans for Peace will have a retreat involving hamburgers, yoga, and talking. Estimated $20/person. More details: Joey King.

11 March Sat 11am-4pm. Women's March Collection Day. Nashville downtown library, 615 Church Street. As part of Women's History Month, the library is hosting a collection day for those who participated in January 2017's Women's March. Come add your photographs, oral histories and 2-dimensional memorabilia (pamphlets and signage) to our city's historical collections. Event is free and open to the public. More info.

12 March Sun 6:30-8:30pm. Workers Against Racism potluck dinner. 335 Whitsett Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210. More info.

14 March Tues 6-8pm. Open Table general volunteer training. Glencliff UMC, 2901 Glencliff Rd, Nashville, TN 37211. Geared towards newbies but with information for all levels. We'll talk about OTN's mission and philosophy, work on skills like foot clinic, inn keeping, and active listening. Come learn more and see how you can connect with your unhoused neighbors in Nashville.

14-15 March Tues-Wed. Children's Advocacy Days. The War Memorial Auditorium will be transformed into a center for advocates who will share innovative ideas, learn from the work of researchers and "hands on" inventors, and educate our leaders. More info.

18 March Saturday. CIW Tour in Nashville. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is doing a 2017 Return to Human Rights Tour, mostly campaigning about Wendy's Restaurants, the last major holdout from the Fair Food Campaign. On the 18th the tour group will be in Nashville. I don't have word yet of what the activities that day will be; watch here for further developments.

24-25 March. TAP Compass Conference. Tennessee Alliance for Progress. Watch for additional details.

25 March Sat 2-5pm. Make America Great Again March. A pro-Trump march at the state capitol. Apparently MAGA marches are being organized on this date in many locations in the country. More info. If anyone wants to organize a counter-event, I will be glad to promote it here, but I would recommend doing it at some different location -- e.g., Centennial Park or Bicentennial Park.

26 March Sun noon-3pm. Nashville Chili Festival benefiting Community Shares. $20 general admission, $40 admission plus beers. Basement East, 917 Woodland Street, Nashville, TN 37206. Tickets and more info.

30 March Thurs. Cumberland River Compact: open house and cocktail party for members. Watch for more details. Membership is $25 for individuals, $50 for families. 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.

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

7 April Fri 8am-12:15pm. Release of the 2016 Evaluation of Community Needs, by Metropolitan Social Services. Updated demographic, social and socioeconomic data for Davidson County. Watch for additional details.

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 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.

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.

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

15 April Sat 10am-1pm. Tax March. To demand government transparency, protest income inequality, and demand that Donald Trump release his tax return. Location not specified yet. More info.

21-22 April Fri-Sat. Catholic Women's Symposium on Peace. $90 (includes two meals). Doubletree Hotel, 315 4th Ave N, 37219. The symposium may be somewhat religion-tinged, but both of the major speakers -- Martha Hennessy and John Dear -- have spent time in prison for their antiwar protests, so they deserve attention even from us more secular activists. More at brochure and 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. Location to be announced. In solidarity with the bigger rally happening in Washington. More info.

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.

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:

29 April Sat. People's Climate Movement. There will be a big march in Washington. More info. I would assume there will also be local marches in lots of cities, including Nashville, but I don't believe the planning for those has begun yet. Let me know if you are one of those planners.

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

1 May Mon 4-7pm. 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.

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.



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.

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

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


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 or Pete Kopcsak at Additional times and locations for NVC, and more information, can be found at and at

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: 3013B Nolensville Pike. More info: 615.669.6679,, or Facebook page "Workers' Dignity Project."


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 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,, 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 or

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

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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