(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Ten years after the failed “English Only” referendum, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is hosting a Lunch & Learn series on racism and immigration and the ways they intersect in our community. The series will conclude with the annual Stand Against Racism public rally in Downtown Nashville on April 25. Learn more & register for the free lunch and learn series here.
Leaders from Metro Human Relations Commission, Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Conexión Américas, Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) and more will participate in the luncheon series and April community gathering.
WHEN: Lunch & Learn Series
- Wednesday, Jan. 30 11:30 am – 1 pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 27 11:30 am – 1 pm
- Wednesday, March 27 11:30 am – 1 pm
Stand Against Racism Community Rally
- Thurs., April 25 | 12 – 1 pm
WHERE: Lunch & Learn Series (lunch provided – registration required)
YWCA Main Offices |1608 Woodmont Blvd. | Nashville, TN 37215
No Hate No Fear – Stand Against Racism Rally – April 25
Historic Metro Courthouse | 3rd Avenue North & 1 Public Square
“English Only” was defeated by 57 percent of Nashville voters on Jan. 22, 2009. The controversial referendum would have required all government business to be performed only in English.
YWCA knows that immigrant justice is racial justice, and xenophobia, bigotry, and racism continue to impact the lives and safety of our communities. Stand Against Racism is a movement that seeks to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA and is part of the larger national strategy to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism.
For 120 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Literacy Center. For more information and to register for the lunch and learn series, visit http://www.ywcanashville.com/events/stand
Metro Human Relations Commission and Tennessee Human Rights Commission are co-sponsors of the Stand Against Racism.