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The Central Labor Council will host their October Labor Lunch Thursday, October 19th. They will meet at 531 Fairground Court at 11:30 AM at the MNEA office; cost is $15/person. We look forward to seeing you then! Register here:

Queer Soul and Queer Theology: Ethics and Redemption in Real Life. In honor of Global Ethics Day, Laurel Schneider, co-author of Queer Soul and Queer Theology: Ethics and Redemption in Real Life (2021) will be sharing about her search for a redemptive ethical life in both theory and practicality. Schneider and her co-author Nikki Young often find their understanding of the divine redeemed in scandal, communing with ancestors, camp, and creative love. Wednesday, October 18 · 4 - 5:30pm CDT. More information here.

Empower Tennessee is pleased to announce they are offering an opportunity to learn Mental Health First Aid, and you are invited to participate. Mental Health First Aid is skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge. There will be two separate training days: Tuesday September 26, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST and Thursday October 26, 2023 from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST. To learn more about Mental Health First Aid please visit To register for one of Empower Tennessee's free upcoming Mental Health First Aid trainings, fill out this form:

Tennessee Justice Center: Volunteers are needed to help individuals who cannot complete the health insurance process on their own. In the best traditions of the Volunteer State, all are invited to collaborate in a coordinated effort to help our neighbors. If you are interested in providing direct volunteer work with our organization, please sign up here. If you are interested in volunteering with TJC in any other capacity, please fill out this form. For any questions, email Samantha Strizalkouski at

NOAH is gearing up for a day-long training (10 am - 3 pm) on Saturday, October 28th. We will cover very important topics in this training: one-on-ones and issues and actions! Many of you are new to NOAH and there are also many seasoned NOAH leaders. Regardless of your position, these are the fundamentals of organizing and extremely useful for where NOAH is right now. Please download and circulate the above flier by clicking this link and register today by clicking or typing in We are looking for at least five people from every member organization to attend this training, so please talk it up in your place of worship, union or nonprofit now so you can show up and learn how to take charge at the October 28th Training! 

Americans United for Separation of Church and State-Nashville Chapter presents: Christian Nationalism and Evangelicalism. Rev. Dr. Kevin Riggs (Pastor Kevin) will speak about his experience as an evangelical who did not vote for Trump and who has tried to stand against Christian Nationalism. Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM CT in person and on Zoom. ALL ARE WELCOME. First Lutheran Church, 113 8th Ave S, Between Broadway and Demonbreun, Nashville, TN 37203. Free Parking Please let us know you’re coming in person or go to to sign up for Zoom. More information about AU.



Tuesdays, 6 PM Participatory Defense. Hosted by Free Hearts. Online event: contact for more info. This free grassroots program supports people at any stage of the judicial system so loved ones can save time instead of serving time. We support families from arrest to post conviction to parole to clemency and beyond. Examples of the support we provide are as follows:

  • attend court hearings
  • show care for the family during a difficult time
  • help facilitate communication with the legal team
  • assist with creating mitigation packets and videos
  • assistance with strategy

Participatory Defense also has proven to strengthen families and the community as a whole. More info: and

Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Weekly Community Meal by Trinity Community Commons. .

A potluck style dinner in partnership with The Nashville Food Project Location: 204 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207 Bring a dish and come break bread with us! Everyone is welcome to this free community meal. More information

Thursday 6:30 PM: DRINKING LIBERALLY. Location East Nashville Beer Works

For up-to-date information email or go to

Thursdays 3:30 PM from May to October Mini Market, Locally-made food and

CSA Pickup by Trinity Community Commons. .Location: 204 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207 More information

Saturdays 9 AM to 11 AM ENP FreeStore Location: Arlington United Methodist, 1360 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. Customers may shop or donate for a set number of items per month depending on available inventory. 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 furniture or large appliances. For more information, contact Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier


Every other Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM e.g. June15, June 29, July 13, etc. Sunrise Nashville Hub Meeting. Location: Friends Meeting House at 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209. For more information and or


First Friday, 7:30 AM - 9 AM. Hybrid 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. Go to for subject, location and Zoom information.

First Saturday most months 4:30 PM - 6 PM Feminist Trivia NightLipstick Lounge, 1400 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206.

For up to date calendar check

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 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.

Every second Tuesday, 5:30 -7:30PM, Veterans for Peace,Chapter 89  will be meeting in the basement of The Friends Meeting House 5:30-7:30 pm. All veterans and supporters of veterans who support global peace and an end to the American military industrial complex are welcome to join us. For more information contact Ronda Shelton,

Veterans for Peace will also be meeting at Centennial Park on West End Avenue across the street from Wendy's every first Saturday of the month from 1-2 pm to protest the US involvement in the Ukraine-Russia war, the military industrial complex, and the threat of nuclear war. All are welcome to bring your banners and signs and join them."

Second Tuesday of every month 6:30PM SOCM Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment Rutherford County Chapter Location varies. Could be virtual. Contact for location or Zoom link. Join them Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th for SOCM's 2023 Annual Meeting! Register by September 5th

Second Thursday of each month (March – October), 7 PM -8 PM. SIERRA CLUB of Middle Tennessee meets at Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville for a social Meet & Greet, Current Happenings, and a Lightning Talk. Light refreshments provided. We meet at 5:30 in the parking lot for an optional pre-meeting hike around the lake. You must enter Otter Creek Pike from Granny White Pike. For more information Sierra Club web page

Second Saturday of the month: 10:00AM -11:00 AM Virtually CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY, CCL-Middle TN chapter is a concerned group of citizens from Middle Tennessee, just one of hundreds of CCL chapters across the world, working to create the political will for a livable world. ZOOM link. For more information, you will have to Join CCL

Third Tuesday of each month, Virtually, 6:30 PM TENNESSEANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY More information and the Zoom link email

Third Thursday 7 PM Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Nashville Chapter, First Lutheran Church, side entrance, 113 8th Ave S, Between Broadway and Demonbreun, Nashville, TN 37203.

Free Parking. For more information and the month's topic email or 615-208-4833

Climate Nashville is partnering with the Climate Reality Project! They will be having meetings in alternating months to strengthen both of their efforts.

Nashville Peace & Justice Center

c/o Friends Meeting House

530 26th Ave. N.

Nashville, TN 37209-4137

https://nashvillepeacejustice.orgThe Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equity and creating a peaceful, just and sustainable society through reflection, education and non-violent action.

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