“Unity,” Joe Hill Concert Organizing, NPJC Meets in Progressive Nashville

peacedifftiedyeLooking for peace-progressive minded activities? Over today and tomorrow, we have a host of planning opportunities, a film screening, and Drinking Liberally. Here is what is happening Wednesday and Thursday in Music City.  As always, double check with the organizing group before heading out; you never know when plans will change.


  • Get the scoop on what is going on in the world of social justice activism at the monthly Organizers ‘ Networking Meeting. At 5 pm, the meetup brings together community organizers and civilians interested in involving themselves in local social justice actions. Come share updates from your work and hear others talk about theirs in an informal setting. The gathering takes place at Flatrock Coffee (home of fab lattes!), 2640 Nolensville Pike.
  • Oct. 10 is the date for this year’s Joe Hill concert, which should be a great night for area progressive activists, as the event honors the late, great labor activist, laborer, and songwriter. Planning for the concert goes down at a special organizing meeting Wednesday at 7 pm at Ugly Mugs, 1886 Eastland Ave., 37206. For details, contact Nell bernellalevin@gmail.com.
  • Also at 7 pm, Opry Mills Cinema is the site for Nashville’s one-time-only screening of the film Unity. The documentary centers around the neverending question: Why can’t we all just get along? The screening is being promoted by Nashville Animal Advocacy. You can purchase tickets – $13.66 each — online via Fandango.



  • It’s the 64th anniversary of Dan Fogelberg‘s birth. As he said in song, let [ours’] be a voice for peace.

    Happy birthday, Dan. Missing you.
  • Time to hoist a few with fellow progs at the weekly Drinking Liberally meetup. At 6:30 pm Thursday, gather with folks at at the Flying Saucer on Broadway for discussion and camaraderie. For more info, contact nashville@drinkingliberally.org. The bar is at 111 10th Ave S #310, 37203; you’ll find the event at the second rail table in the main room.
  • On a more serious tip, Nashville Peace and Justice Coalition holds its monthly meeting at 6:30 pm Aug. 13 to discuss actions and organizational plans, The gathering takes place downstairs at Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N.
  • Freethinkers unite: It’s the second Thursday of the month, which means the Nashville chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is slated to gather. The group meets at 7 pm at West Police Precinct, 5500 Charlotte Pike.
  • Another second Thursday of the month event:  The Sierra Club of Middle Tennessee meets at 7 pm at Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road. The entrance to the venue is on Granny White Pike.


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