Expunging Bigots, Greens Meetup, NPJC Meeting in Progressive Nashville

Written by on August 26, 2015

npjcWe are heading closer to the end of the week: Let’s take a look at what’s up in Blue Nashville this Thursday and Friday. The weather has been dandy this week! Get out and enjoy it while doing activities to better our city, our state, and our nation. And do not forget: Early Voting continues in the quest to elect a new mayor and Metro Council, and satellite polling locations open their doors on Thursday. Get details here. If you haven’t voted yet, do it! (If you can’t do early voting, make sure you cast your ballot on Runoff Election Day, Sept. 10.) If you have, encourage your progressive friends to do their part. There is a clear choice for mayor: Let’s make sure prog voices are heard!!!

THURSDAY AUG. 27

The time for celebrating treasonous bigots under the guise of “heritage” must come to an end! If you share that thought, your presence is sought for Thursday’s Rally to Change the Name of Forrest Hall at Middle Tennessee State University. The ROTC building at MTSU is an outrage in and of itself, but the fact that it is named after Civil War “hero” Nathan Bedford Forrest — a notorious slave trader, KKK founder, and war criminal — is beyond outrageous. Join a rally that seeks to demand an end to continued honoring of white supremacy. The event takes place at 12:30 pm at the Student Union Commons, which Nashville Peace Calendar describes as the open, grassy area next to the new Student Union building. The official address, for GPS purposes, is 1768 MTSU Blvd., Murfreesboro, 37132.

Workers’ Dignity holds the second of its two monthly meetings Thursday from 6-9 pm. The gathering features the group’s Know Your Labor Rights workshops and intake for new cases of wage theft. Join with Nashville’s first workers’ center to build economic justice and stand with a worker-led movement. Be there: 3013B Nolensville Pike. For more info, call 615-669-6679 or check the Facebook events page.
If you prefer liquid sustenance to meetups over solid food, perhaps Drinking Liberally is for you. Join fellow progressives over a pint or two for conversation and fellowship at the Flying Saucer in downtown Nashville. The weekly gathering starts at 6:30 pm each Thursday. For more information, contact nashville@drinkingliberally.org. Participants will meet at the second rail table in the main bar room. The Flying Saucer is at 111 10th Ave S #310, 37203.

Let yours be a voice for peace! If you’re interested in spreading the word of peace throughout Nashville, you should be part of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center. The group’s Program Committee meets to discuss activities and events, and all peaceniks are welcome. The meeting is on tap for Thursday at 6:30 pm downstairs at the Friends Meeting House, 530 26th Ave. N.,  37209.
FRIDAY AUG. 28
Find likeminded souls and dinner company at this month’s Green Party Dinner Meetup. If you are a progressive who is not a party member, that’s OK, you are certainly welcome to attend. These meetings are intended for members and for folks who would like to learn about the Green Party. Friday’s meeting is meant to be an informal gathering, so come out, meet people, and have a good time. Per the GP of Davidson County Facebook page, the meetup runs from 6:15-7:30 pm at the Thai Kitchen, 738 Thompson Lane, 37204, in Berry Hill.

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