July 22 in Progressive Nashville
Written by Natalie Davis on July 21, 2015
Wednesday will be another hot one in Music City. Take your mind off the swelter and focus on one or more of the happenings taking place in Nashville.
- Experience more than 600 stories from domestic violence survivors from across the US: A Quilt Display will feature a quilt the size of more than two basketball courts and covered with panels telling the stories of the victimized, though for whom we need to stand up and support. The display will be on view at Centennial Park, on the lawn beside the Parthenon, from 10 am-6 pm Wednesday. The event is presented by the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.
- Another important issue that merits your attention, emotion, and activism is suicide, and, particularly in this instance, the rising number of members of the armed forces who take their own lives. Activist citizen Matthew Odell has taken it upon himself to organize a July 22 Suicide Awareness Vigil to raise awareness of the fact that an average of 22 military veterans commit suicide every day. Every day. From 11:45am-1 pm, people will gather on Legislative Plaza — Odell asks participants to bring some visual aid showing the number 22 — to give visibility to this tragic subject.
- Wednesday means it’s time again for A Place at the Table, the weekly community dinner and movie/lecture series sponsored by West End United Methodist Church. Dinner starts at 6 pm; admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Reserve by 11:30 am Wednesday: 615-321-8500. The church is located at 2200 West End Ave. , Nashville 37203; enter on 23rd Avenue.