Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Task Force on Refugees & Immigrants meets today May 30

The Nashville Task Force on Refugees & Immigrants meets today, Tuesday May 30 at 2:00pm at 2200 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203-5204, United Methodist Church, Room 318. Free parking behind the building (map here). The task force meets on the last Tuesday of the month.

Today's agenda is as follows:

Members of Nashville Latino Health Coalition and Hispanic Community Group of TN invite organizations and individuals to participate in a community health event on June 10th, and to get involved in this coalition. Amber Beckham describes the Network of Emergency Trafficking Services (NETS) and announces an upcoming June 20th training opportunity how to identify and assist victims of Human Trafficking. This training event is tailored to social service providers and interested community members. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Middle Tennessee Chapter invites to a May 31st event with Vice Mayor Howard Gentry. Nashville welcomes a new reporter, Mr. P.J. Tobia, who started working for the Nashville Scene. P.J. Tobia specializes in reporting on human rights and refugee/immigrant rights. P.J. Tobia will describe his prior work with refugees in the U.S. as well as his assignments in Africa. In Nashville, he is looking for sources and leads to stories on human trafficking (sexual and/or labor exploitation). For confidential leads, call 615.844.9400, or meet P.J. at the Task Force. Nashville further welcomes reporter Mr. Gilberto Alvarado, who started working for El Crucero News. Mr. Gilberto Alvarado covers topics involving immigration reform and immigrant rights. Mr. Alvarado will give a summary of his interests and work. Contact phone 818.926.2443 or meet Gilberto at the Task Force. Tennesseans Against Genocide (TAG) announces a June 13 educational meeting on Sudan. Jack Kennedy gives a synopsis and overview of a frequently updated website on immigrant affairs: www.lacomunidadusa.com. Other announcements include updates on multilingual legal services, immigration reform, ESL, citizenship and small business classes for immigrants.

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