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Get Involved This Week

Here are some of the activities happening this week with our member groups.

November 9

Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty present:

Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, instructor at Yale Law School, and Vanderbilt Social Justice Fellow, will present, “Massive Indifference: Routine Violation of the Constitutional Right to Counsel in Death Penalty and Other Cases.” Bright served as director of the Center from 1982 through 2005 and has been in his present position since the start of 2006. He has taught at Yale since 1993.

The lecture will be held in Flynn Auditorium, Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, from 4:30-5:30 with a reception to follow in the North Lobby.

Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee Young Professionals Club present:

Meet us at the Yazoo Brewing Company Wednesday, November 9th 6:00-8:00p!

Enjoy a tour of the brewery (that’s where the magic happens) with samples along the way.

Yazoo’s famous pints will be available for purchase for $4/pint.

A hearty (hand-made) pint, an unbeatable atmosphere, and supporting Planned Parenthood . . . priceless! But you can get in on this for $25. Order your ticket.

November 12

Little River Watershed Stream Clean Up

Volunteers for the LRWA will collect garbage along the banks of the Little River in Walland as part of the organization’s Adopt-A-Stream participation. Volunteers may stick to the banks to collect trash or they may canoe and kayak to help collect trash in the river. LRWA will not be providing boats or shuttling service, but boaters can check in and pick up trash bags and instructions, and mark trash drop-off locations.

Meeting place: 5396 Old Walland Hwy (the old location for Eats by the Creek restaurant)

Directions: From Hwy 321 turn left onto Old Walland Hwy between the volunteer fire station and the Walland Center/ BP/ Post Office. Cross over the Walland Bridge, and the meeting location is immediately on the right.

What to bring: For volunteers who are not canoeing, it is recommended to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes or boots. Gloves will be provided, but if you have a favorite pair of work gloves, bring them along. Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Early Sign-Up: Call the office at 980-2130 or e-mail snaildarter@littleriverwatershed.org  Early sign-up helps us to provide enough materials for all volunteers. Registration and sign-up on the 12th will be handled at the Walland location listed above.Please check your e-mail or visit our website before the cleanup for any last-minute modifications due to weather. We will cancel the event if there is inclement weather or high water. We hope you can join us!

Tennesseans for Fair Taxation Statewide Day of Action

Saturday, Nov. 12

 UNITE Here! Building 

1124 N. Broadway, Knoxville

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 Legislative Plaza 

Union and 6th Ave., Nashville

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 Civic Plaza 

with Occupy Memphis

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tennesseans for Fair Taxation will host a day of action to call upon officials to untax groceries and tax the wealthy in Tennessee. For more information, go to www.fairtaxation.org. SOCM will have a table at the Knoxville rally. 

Informational Sessions on Tennessee Health Insurance Exchanges

For more information about what the informational sessions are about please visit the Tennessee Health Care Campaign website for details.


Nov. 8, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Multimedia Room, 3rd Fl of Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.

 Nov. 9, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Spruce Street Baptist Church, 504 Spruce St.

RSVP- Click Here 

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