July 24-26 in Progressive Nashville
Written by Natalie Davis on July 23, 2015
This weekend promises a lot of food for thought for cerebral and intellectual liberals and progressives in Music City. Take some time out over the next couple of days and put your grey matter to work. You’ll also see an opportunity to help out a local socialist radio project. And don’t forget: Early Voting is underway in Nashville and Davidson County! Make a difference.
FRIDAY, JULY 24
- On Friday night, the documentary Women in War gets a screening in the Great Hall of the Laskey Building of the Scarritt-Bennett Center. The good folks at Nashville Peace Calendar note that this does not appear to be an anti-war event, but it is not so pro-war that protest would be effective. The film probes the growing presence women have in military combat, and will be followed by a discussion of the topic. There is no admission for the event, however, participants are asked to RSVP. Showtime is at 6 pm. Get more info on Facebook. The Scarritt-Bennett Center is at 1008 19th Ave. S, 37212; enter the parking lot on 18th Avenue.
SATURDAY, JULY 25
- The fine activist broadcasters of Workers’ Dignity‘s Workers Radio need your help. A Yard Sale Fundraiser for the effort takes place Saturday, July 25 from 7 am-noon. How can you assist? Bring items to donate and buy items to take home. The sale happens at the Workers’ Dignity office, 3013 Nolensville Pike. Bring items to donate, buy items to take home.
- Loving the name of this lecture and discussion: “From Plastic Reindeer to the 10 Commandments,” featuring Elisabeth Bellinger and organized by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, covers public displays and Supreme Court decisions over freedom of religion. This free-admission event is sure to be thought-provoking. The lecture will be at the Midtown Hills Police Precinct, 1441 12th Ave. S, Saturday at 10 am. Parking is free; enter the lot on Wade Avenue.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
- Talk about the economy, justice, current events and more while building community at the Socialist Discussion Group. The gathering takes place at the Bellevue Branch Library, 720 Baugh Road, at 2 pm Sunday. Head to meetup.com for details.
- The Nashville Feminist Collective is behind a reading group that will tackle the topic of Feminisms in a Prison Nation Sunday evening. On the table for discussion will be various readings on self defense and domestic, sexual, and racist violence. Suggested readings are Real Men Advance, Real Women Retreat: Stand Your Ground, Battered Women’s Syndrome, and Violence as Male Privilege by Mary Anne Franks and No Selves to Defend: Poems About Criminalization and Violence Against Women. The event runs from 5-7 pm. For more details, including the location, visit the Facebook events page.