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2017 Sept 19



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.



Sept 17-19, Sun-Tues. Caravan for Transit, Housing & Employment. People will be riding buses together and marching together, throughout Nashville, to raise awareness. To join, and get additional details, send a Facebook Private Message to PATHE. Here is more info. Tues 19 Sept 5pm: Rally at City Hall.

Sept 18-25. Belmont Humanities Symposium: Making it home. What does home mean to you? A week of lectures, in JAAC 4094. See schedule.

Sept 19 Tues. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is not meeting on its usual date this month (i.e., the third Tuesday), but has been rescheduled to Sept 26.

Sept 19 Tues 6:30-8pm. Rutherford SOCM. Murfreesboro Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd, Murfreesboro 37130. More info.

Sept 20 Wed 2pm. War Criminal speaking at MTSU. Protest against Alberto Gonzales. James Union Building, MTSU. Bring a sign. More info.

Sept 20 Wed 6:30-8pm. NPJC Board Meeting and Program Committee Meeting and Truck Loading. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N.

Sept 20 Wed 6:30pm. Confronting racism: Do's and Don't for Humanists Part II. Center for Spiritual Living, 6705 Charlotte Pike, Nashville 37205. More info.

Sept 21 Thurs. Mill Creek Kayak Cleanup. 1900 Davidson St, Nashville, TN 37206. More info and registration.

Sept 21 Thurs 8am-1pm. Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Meeting. Tennessee State Capitol, 600 Charlotte Ave # 600, Nashville, Tennessee. More info.

Sept 21 Thurs 3-5pm. Advocates needed. We need attorneys and law students willing to help minister to the homeless for this clinic administered in partnership with the Nashville Rescue Mission. Please email Cal Bowen at cal@compassionatecounsel.org if you are interested, and attend the meeting Thursday at Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St, Nashville 37203. More info.

Sept 21 Thurs 5-6pm. Reflections on the Experience of Refugees and the Constitution. Panel discussion. 308 Rand Hall, Vanderbilt campus. More info.

Sept 21 Thurs 7-9pm. Mass Meeting: Women's March/Power Together TN. This is an interactive gathering, please bring your voice, ideas, concerns. We will hear from organizers, activists, and issue leaders with status updates and next steps. We will discuss issues and strategies. UAW Local 737, 6207 Centennial Blvd, Nashville 37209. More info.

Sept 22 Fri 7-10pm. "One America: Real Challenges Real Strategies!" fundraising dinner. Please join us for a special benefit dinner in an effort to preempt attacks on Muslims. Sound Vision Foundation is working to establish a public relations firm to represent the United States Muslim community. $30. Register in advance so they'll know how much food to make. Cal Turner Family Center, 1011 21st Ave N, Nashville 37208.

Sept 22-24 Fri-Sun. African Street Festival. Hadley Park. Many booths, including NPJC and maybe one or two others with political content. More info.

Sept 22-24. No War 2017: Peace and Sustainability Conference in Washington DC. More info.

Sept 23 Sat noon-1pm. Rally against mistreatment of hotel workers. Corner of Donelson Pike and Royal Parkway. More info.

Sept 23 Sat 2-5pm. Youth Violence Prevention Rally. Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 26th Ave N, Nashville 37208.

Sept 23 Sat 4-6pm. Faces of Bisexual Nashville Photoshoot. More info.

Sept 24-30. Banned Book Week. Watch for additional details.

Sept 24 Sun 3-5pm. Richland Creek Watershed Alliance. Annual gathering. Coco's Event Center, 5105 Alabama Avenue, Nashville 37209 (enter at back of building). This meeting will include photographs by Kevin Barry, appetizers by Coco's appetizers, and wine and brew from local establishments, and music by The Trio and by Bob Teague. $10 donation suggested. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Sept 24 Sun 6-8:30pm. Block Party with Zapatista Coffee! In the Workers' Dignity center, 335 Whitsett Rd, Nashville, TN 37210. Our block party will be focused on the Zapatista struggle, and what they have managed to accomplish in their movement. We will learn more about how our comrades in the south are planning to help us in our struggles! There will be good music, food, and a wonderful movie made by the Zaptistas themselves. More info.

Sept 25 Mon 6-9pm. FCNL Legislative Advocacy Training. Organized by Friends Committee on National Legislation. Join FCNL for an advocacy workshop to learn how to influence your members of Congress, drive the media coverage you want to see, and build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network, as well as learn about the FCNL campaign to prevent increases in Pentagon spending that would come at a cost to our communities, health, and environment. Light supper at 5:30pm. RSVP at this link. Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info: Keith Barnes 615-218-2068.

Sept 26 Tues (note date change) 6-8pm. Advocacy & Policy Training by Open Table Nashville, at Glencliff UMC. If you're interested in learning how to address some of the root causes of homelessness (like the lack of affordable housing and the criminalization of poverty), then this training is for you. This training will focus on equipping you to know what's happening on the ground with policy changes in Nashville, how to effectively navigate Metro Council and State Legislature, and how to organize for change in your community. Coffee and light snacks will be provided, please RSVP to lindsey@opentablenashville.org. 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! More info.

Sept 26 Tues 6-8pm. Democratic Socialists. Shelby Park Community Center, 401 S 20th St, East Nashville, 37206. More info.

Sept 26 Tues (note date change) 6:30pm. Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is meeting today instead of its usual (3rd Tuesday) date.

Sept 27 Wed noon-1pm. Rigged: The Injustice of Corporate Welfare. The panel discussion and the lunch are free, but parking is not. Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School. Apparently the presenters believe it is possible to make capitalism less unfair. More info.

Sept 27 Wed 3:45-5pm. The Fight for Kurdish Independence Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School. More info.

Sept 28 Thurs noon-1pm. Targeted Grazing along the Cumberland River. Zach Richardson and Sonia Allman will talk about how and why sheep are being used to control vegetation along the Metro Center levee. Third floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville 37213. Free parking in Lot R. More info and reservations.

Sept 28 Thurs 5:30-6:30pm. Zoo Protest. Wild animals belong in the wild, not in zoos. Meet with Animal Advocacy at the zoo entrance. More info.

Sept 28 Thurs 6-8pm. Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative. The Collaborative will serve as a hub for a conversation on racial justice. Public theology is the lens through which we will engage this conversation. The first meeting will be at Ethos Church / Ruby, 2411 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212. More info.

Sept 28-29, Thurs-Fri. NAMI TN State Convention. National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at the Opryland Hotel, 2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville 37214. More info and registration.

Sept 29 Fri 5-9pm. Nashville Pilgrimage. A guided tour to learn about homelessness. More info.

Sept 29 Fri 6-8pm. Open Table's Advocacy & Policy Training. Glencliff UMC. This training will focus on equipping you to know what's happening on the ground with policy changes in Nashville, how to effectively navigate Metro Council and State Legislature, and how to organize for change in your community. Coffee and light snacks will be provided, please RSVP to lindsey@opentablenashville.org. 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!

Sept 29 through Oct 1, Fri through Sun. Biodynamic Conference. Workshops, lectures, and discussions on a biodynamic farm. Free camping. $100 includes meals. 2250 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150, about an hour and a half ENE of Nashville. More info and registration.

Sept 30 Sat 8am-6pm. Volunteer Day at the Pig Preserve. Join other animal advocates. More info.

Sept 30 Sat 10am-noon. Resistance and Social Change in the New Millennium. A teach-in. The program will consist of a series of workshops run by Fisk faculty and members of the Nashville community on practical ways to effect social change and promote social justice. Park Johnson Hall, Fisk University, 1610 Phillips St, Nashville 37208. More info.

Oct 1 Sun 10-11am. The Gift of Anger. Mahatma Gandhi's grandson will talk about his new book. Unity of Nashville, 5125 Franklin Pike, Nashville 37220. More info.

Oct 1 Sun 10am-2pm. Preparedness Day in the Park. Join the Metro Public Health Department in Centennial Park. Learn the importance of being prepared for all different types of emergencies. More info.

Oct 1 Sun 2-4:30pm. Earth Systems Field Trip Discussion. Learn about sustainable design practices. Meet near a gravel parking lot, near the west end of the Ellington Agriculture Center. See map link and additional instructions and more info.

Oct 2 Mon noon-1pm. Making International Refugee Law Relevant Again. Renaissance Room 036, Vanderbilt Law School. Lecture and lunch are free; parking is not. More info.

Oct 4 Wed 11:30am. The Opioid Crisis. Panel discussion and lunch. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Waller Law Offices, Suite 2700, 511 Union St, Nashville 37219. More info.

Oct 7 Sat 10am-6pm. Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival. Centennial Park. The NPJC and possibly other political organizations will have booths there. The website works much better on some browsers than on others. Parking: Closed inside the park, but free in the HCA lots across the street.

Oct 7 Sat 1-2:30pm. Voter Suppression in the Trump Era. We will discuss how the ACLU is fighting back against voter suppression. Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville 37211. More info.

Oct 7-8, Sat 9am to Sun 3pm. SOCM annual meeting. Scarritt-Bennett Center, 1008 19th Av S, Nashville 37212. (Parking on 18th Ave.) Paying for the event is recommended but not required; see fees on the registration page.

Oct 11 Wed 5-8pm. Tell Your Coming Out Story. The Lipstick Lounge, 1400 Woodland St, Nashville 37206. More info.

Oct 12 Thurs 7pm. Separation of Church and State. Temporarily changed location. This month's meeting is at Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. In November, the organization will resume meeting at its usual place, West Police Precinct.

Oct 13-15. Southern Festival of Books. Legislative Plaza. More info.

Oct 14 Sat 9am to 3:30pm. Faith Communities Caring for Our Earth. $20 or less. Environmental conference. A series of workshops will be offered throughout the day focusing on:
  • practical steps that local houses of worship can take to be better caretakers of the earth (reducing energy use; earth-friendly care of land; reducing waste; etc.;
  • educational and worship resources that can be used in a variety of faith settings;
  • advocacy strategies for shaping public policy; and
  • models and strategies for integrating earth care into the life of your house of worship, including ways to have non-polarizing conversations about earth care that are based on shared values.
The day will end with a short interfaith worship service. West End United Methodist Church, 2200 West End Ave, Nashville 37203. More info and register.

Oct 14 Sat 10:30-11:30am. Childhood Poverty in Our Community. Panel discussion, organized by Mercy Forward. 233 Natchez St, Franklin, TN 37064. More info.

Oct 14-15 Sat-Sun. Cumberland River / Green River Bioregional Council Fall Gathering. Watch for additional details.

Oct 16 Mon noon-1pm. Domestic Violence. The panel discussion and the lunch are free, but parking is not. Renaissance Room, Vanderbilt Law School. More info.

Oct 16 Mon 6:30-8pm. Nashville SOCM. Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, 531 Fairground Ct, Nashville 37211. More info.

Oct 17 Tues noon-1pm. Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives. The lecture and the lunch are free, but parking is not. Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt Law School. More info.

Oct 17 Tues 6-9pm. Open Table fundraiser. Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St, Nashville 37203. More info and tickets.

Oct 19 Thurs 5-6:30pm. Women's Suffrage and Beyond. $100 per person, includes supper, cocktails, lecture. The Hermitage Hotel, 231 6th Ave N, Nashville 37219. More info and reservation.

Oct 20 Fri 9am-5pm. Media Training by American Forum. $150 for all day including lunch, or $125 if registered before October 14, or $35 for just 3-5pm. Get read! Get heard! Get blogged! Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N. More info.

Oct 21 Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm. LGBTQ Leadership Summit. A day-long, intensive training. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance.

Oct 22 Sun. NOAH meeting with Nashville decision-makers. Rescheduled to Oct 29.

Oct 27-29 Fri-Sun. Healthy and Free TN conference on Building Collective Power. Sessions cover both issues and skill-building. TSU Avon Williams Campus, 330 Tenth Ave N, Nashville 37203. Free. Schedule and more info.

Oct 29 Sun. NOAH meeting with Nashville decision-makers. (Rescheduled from Oct 22.) Mark your calendar -- tentative -- watch for time and location. Nashville Organized for Action and Hope will meet with the mayor and other decision makers. What would you like to ask them? Send your questions to info@noahtn.org.

Nov 2 Thurs noon-1pm. What to Do Now: Protecting Tennessee's Clean Water and Special Places Through Citizen Advocacy. Lecture by Amanda Garcia, Southern Environmental Law Center and Sally Palmer, The Nature Conservancy. Cumberland River Compact. More info.

Nov 4 Sat 10am-3pm. Skills Training: Awesome Activists and Stellar Stewards. TheCentral Labor Council of Middle TN is hosting a training for affiliate leaders and members, including a presentation on your rights under TN Workers Comp law and a workshop on beating apathy in your workplace. Lunch will be provided. Training is free for affiliate members. 310 Fesslers Lane, Nashville, TN 37210. More info and registration.

Nov 5 Sun 2am. Turn your clock back an hour.

Nov 9 Thurs 6-7pm. Taking Care of Your Neighborhood Water. Cumberland River Compact, third floor of the Bridge Building, 2 Victory Ave, Nashville 37213. Free parking in Lot R. More info.




SELECTED RECURRING EVENTS

WEEKLY:

Tuesdays, 6pm. Participatory Defense. McGruder Family Resource Center (In Partnership with Free Hearts), 2013 25th Avenue N, Nashville, TN 37208. This free grassroots program in partnership with Nashville's Public Defender's Office, supports families facing prosecution of a loved one who has been arrested. We also support families during other types of trials such as sentencing/sentence reduction, release and parole decisions. We provide important support in the following ways:
  • attend court hearings
  • show care for the family during a difficult time
  • help facilitate communication with the legal team
  • assist with creating mitigation packets
Participatory Defense also has proven to strengthen families and the community as a whole. More info: dawn@kidsofincarceratedmoms.com.

Tuesdays. Beautiful Eyes Ministry. Food and clothing for the needy. Outreaches on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm at Legislative Plaza, 301 6th Ave N. Contact and other information.

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.

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 Wednesdays of most months, 6-7:30pm. Humanists. Nashville chapter of the American Humanist Association. A philosophical discussion group; the Nashville chapter is also devoted to these political issues: (1) Income taxes should be higher on the wealthy. (2) Education should be free through college for those who qualify through testing. (3) Retirement and Medicare for all to promote a more stable society. Meetings are at Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027) and iCenter Nashville (5259 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37217). Check the website for details.

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. 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, 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.

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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