The Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Coalition will host Tennessee political officials at its third annual Legislative Reception Wednesday, March 29, 2006. The purpose of the event is to network with government leaders to convey statewide support for immigrants and refugees and express concerns about negativity in current and proposed laws affecting individuals and families from other countries.
The reception will be accompanied by a rally to accomodate the expected large crowd of support.
The coalition's web site has more information about the reception here.
Last year's sponsors included the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Conexión Américas, Egyptian National Association, Lao Association of Tennessee, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Association of Refugee and Immigrant Women (AARIW), Nashville Chapter, Asociación Latina de Tennessee, Columbian Solidarity Network of Tennessee, Centro Latino of Shelbyville, Highlander Center, Hispanic Achievers, Iranian Association of Middle Tennessee, Iraqi House, Knoxville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Kurdish Forum, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), Middle Tennessee Chapter, Nashville Immigrant and Refugee Task Force, Nigerian National Association, Somali Community Center, Woodbine Community Organization, Ajax Turner, Nashville Hotel and Lodging Association, Stewart Clifton, Tennessee AFL-CIO, Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC, El Crucero, El Paisano, La Campana, La Noticia, La Prensa Latina, Mundo Hispano, Solo Nashville, and Telefutura Channel 42.