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National Gun Violence Awareness Day and #WearOrange Weekend are less than one month away! Every year in June, we come together to honor survivors of gun violence and demand a future free from this crisis. Join us this year June 7-9 at a #WearOrange event near you.

Sunday June 9, 1-3pm. Join Middle TN DSA at our monthly Coffee Hour at Bongo Java (107 S 11th St, Nashville). All are welcome. We will be sitting outside.

Join NOAH's Education Task Force on June 10 at 6:00 pm on Zoom for our monthly meeting. Meet with the task force as we discuss school visits, plan for another school board candidate forum, and more! Join the meeting here!

Women's March. On June 24th, the 2nd anniversary of the fall of Roe v. Wade, we're taking action all across the country. Find an action in Nashville!

Cuba: Havana to Viñales with Peter Kornbluh. November 9 - 16 - Register by April 30th and save $200 per person! Join our leading writer on US-Cuba relations, Peter Kornbluh, on our November 2024 trip to Cuba. E-mail us at, or call us at 212-209-5401.

Empower Tennessee presents EmpowerCon: Emergency Preparedness through November 12th. Information

Empower Tennessee are continuing to offer opportunities to learn Mental Health First Aid through October, and you are invited to participate. Information

Empower Tennessee: This year, Youth Leadership Academy is offered as both a summer conference as well as a series of virtual gatherings where participants have an opportunity to learn, engage, and empower each other toward their future goals. Young adults with disabilities ages 18 – 24 are invited to participate. Contact: Marissa Smith-Fletcher with questions or for more information at

ONGOING: "Religion and Justice," a podcast brought to you by the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

Check out The Bible and Settler Colonialism in Palestine and Beyond Parts I and II



Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Weekly Community Meal by Trinity Community Commons. .

A potluck style dinner in partnership with The Nashville Food Project. Location: 204 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207 Bring a dish and come break bread with us! Everyone is welcome to this free community meal. More information here.

Tuesdays, 6 PM Participatory Defense. Hosted by Free Hearts. Online event: contact for more info. This free grassroots program supports people at any stage of the judicial system so loved ones can save time instead of serving time. We support families from arrest to post conviction to parole to clemency and beyond. Examples of the support we provide are as follows:

  • attend court hearings
  • show care for the family during a difficult time
  • help facilitate communication with the legal team
  • assist with creating mitigation packets and videos
  • assistance with strategy

Participatory Defense also has proven to strengthen families and the community as a whole. More info: and

Thursdays 11am-noon Christ Church Cathedral: Father Richard Wineland is handing out blessings and prayers on the corner of 9th and Broadway each week, . Information.

Thursday 6:30 PM: DRINKING LIBERALLY. Location East Nashville Beer Works

For up-to-date information email or go to

Thursdays 3:30 PM from May to October Mini Market, Locally-made food and

CSA Pickup by Trinity Community Commons. .Location: 204 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207 More information

Saturdays 9 AM to 11 AM ENP FreeStore Location: Arlington United Methodist, 1360 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217. Customers may shop or donate for a set number of items per month depending on available inventory. Household items: kitchen tools, small appliances, electronics, bedding, kitchen & bath linens, toys, books, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. Due to space limitations, we do not accept furniture or large appliances. For more information, contact Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier


Every other Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM e.g. June15, June 29, July 13, etc. Sunrise Nashville Hub Meeting. Location: Friends Meeting House at 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209. For more information and or

Every other Saturday (6/1, 6/15, 6/29) from 3-5pm. QUILT and Middle TN DSA host Queer Crafting Hours. Lessons on various sewing and crafting techniques. Queer centered, all welcome! RSVP here!

Every other Saturday (5/24, 6/8, 7/6) from 2:15-4:15pm. QUILT and Middle TN DSA Organizing School. Lessons on organizing skills including power mapping, tabling, chairing a meeting, and more! RSVP here!


First Friday, 7:30 AM - 9 AM. Hybrid Tennessee Women in Green (TWIG) empowers, inspires and connects women who are committed to environmental sustainability. The monthly lectures are open to all, not just women. Go to for subject, location and Zoom information.

First Saturday most months 4:30 PM - 6 PM Feminist Trivia NightLipstick Lounge, 1400 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206.

For up to date calendar check

Sorry, this venue is restricted to those 21 years and older. (Wheelchair accessible plus specified parking in the back. Ramp on sidewalk. Bus #20 stops right in front, #26 stops six blocks away, #4 stops three blocks away. Access Ride can drop you at the front door.)

Submit questions in advance at Your question can be about any topic, with a focus on women and gender non-conforming people: Film, theater, television, music, media, art, literature, language, history, politics, global feminism, activism, science, health, sports, leisure, pop culture, sexuality, sex, gender, pioneers, inventors, entrepreneurs, etc. We especially need submissions that highlight local social justice and gender justice efforts underway in Nashville.

 Every second Tuesday, 6-6:30 PM, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 89  will be meeting over Zoom. All veterans and supporters of veterans who support global peace and an end to the American military industrial complex are welcome to join them. Text Jim Wohlgemuth for Zoom information: 703 403-6135

Second Tuesday of every month 6:30PM SOCM Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment Rutherford County Chapter Location varies. Could be virtual. Contact for location or Zoom link.

Second Thursday of each month (March – October), 7 PM -8 PM. SIERRA CLUB of Middle Tennessee meets at Radnor Lake Visitor Center, 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville for a social Meet & Greet, Current Happenings, and a Lightning Talk. Light refreshments provided. We meet at 5:30 in the parking lot for an optional pre-meeting hike around the lake. You must enter Otter Creek Pike from Granny White Pike. For more information Sierra Club web page

First Sunday of every month, 2-3:30pm at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. SOCM Caffeinated Conversations. Come out to learn Come out to learn how to make effective public comment statements and learn more about the work of SOCM in Rutherford County. The general public is invited! Register here.

Second Saturday of the month: 10:00AM -11:00 AM Virtually CITIZENS' CLIMATE LOBBY, CCL-Middle TN chapter is a concerned group of citizens from Middle Tennessee, just one of hundreds of CCL chapters across the world, working to create the political will for a livable world. ZOOM link. For more information, you will have to Join CCL

Second Saturday Humanist Association of Middle Tennessee We meet at the Ganesha Temple as we tag along and lead some of the discussion. Information on Meetup

Third Tuesday of each month, Virtually, 6:30 PM TENNESSEANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY More information and the Zoom link email

Third Thursday 7 PM Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Nashville Chapter, First Lutheran Church, side entrance, 113 8th Ave S, Between Broadway and Demonbreun, Nashville, TN 37203.

Free Parking. For more information and the month's topic email or 615-208-4833. Sign up for the Newsletter.

Fourth Mondays - Zoom Event Deconstructing Religion with Gary Parker 6-7PM Humanist Association of Middle Tennessee

An Hour of listening and supporting anyone who is alone in the process of deconstruction of their religious belief system(s).Information on Meetup

Fourth Saturday Humanist Association of Middle Tennessee

We gather to Host our main event at Global Education Center. We usually host a speaker, an artist, a comedian, or a human deconstructing any religion. Usually we hang with a few hors d’oeuvres, have an event, hang out more, then some of us exchange numbers, and some of us go for dinner. Information on Meetup

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Last Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Friends Meeting House. Middle TN Democratic Socialists of America General Meeting.

Climate Nashville is partnering with the Climate Reality Project - Tennessee! They will be having meetings in alternating months to strengthen both of their efforts.

Nashville Peace & Justice Center

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530 26th Ave. N.

Nashville, TN 37209-4137

The Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equity and creating a peaceful, just and sustainable society through reflection, education and non-violent action.

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