Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Task force on Refugees and Immigrants meets today June 27

The Nashville Task Force on Refugees & Immigrants meets today, Tuesday June 27 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 every month.

Today's agenda is as follows:

1. Ellen Zinkiewicz, Youth & Community Coordinator for the Nashville Career Advancement Center (NCAC), will present the new refugee target grant awarded to NCAC. 2. Mohammed Ibrahim, Co-Chair of the Task Force, will describe the new "Masters of Science in Public Service Management" (MSP) program at Cumberland University. Applications are being accepted now. 3. Avi Poster presents on the work of "Tennesseans Against Genocide" (TAG) as well as on a recent initiative by the Jewish Federation Community Relations Committee to establish a community education forum on immigration. 4. Nejib Adem provides an outline of his 2006 published book: "Easy Immigration: A Guide for Success." 5. Miguel Torres describes the misssion and work of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Middle Tennessee Chapter. 6. Tatia Cummings teaches "Financial Literacy Classes" and will outline her curriculum. Classes are available at no cost for immigrants and refugees at SunTrust Bank. 7. Pastor Matt Puckett presents on the All Nations Mission. 8. Louisa Saratora, Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities, announces a refugee block party on July 9th. 9. Tahir Hussein from the Nashville Kurdish Forum announces the July 1st World Refugee Day Celebration. 10. The Hispanic Community Group of Tennessee (HCGT) and the Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) are holding a Forum on Immigration Reform, June 27th. 11. David Tiller announces the Small Business Administration's "Chamber in Action" event June 27th 5pm.

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