Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Forums in Spanish offer integration advice and government insight

The Tennessean reports in this article on a series of legal rights forums directed at Spanish-speaking immigrants and sponsored by the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

A joint press release has more:

Members of minority communities who are not fluent in the English language often are unaware of legal rights offered to them by State and Federal agencies. The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Tennessee Human Rights Commission to present a series of Spanish language forums to address problems common to the Hispanic Community.

The forums will be conducted by government service professionals on Saturday afternoons from the hours of 5:30 pm through 7:00 pm. The first three forums will be held at the Boxing Resources Center located at 418-D Harding Industrial Drive, Nashville, TN 37211. The June forum will be held at Scarritt-Bennett Center located at 1008 – 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212.

April 29, 2006 – Discrimination in Housing – “How to better serve the needs of the Hispanic Community”

May 13, 2006 – Employment – “Employment discrimination and Wage and Hour issues faced by the Hispanic Community”

May 27, 2006 – Banking – “Banking in EspaƱol – Beyond the language Barrier”

June 10, 2006 – “Where we stand” – This forum is for the Hispanic business community and will address how to comply with discrimination, wage and hour and banking laws.

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