Wednesday, April 11, 2007

John Lamb, founder and editor of the Hispanic Nashville Notebook, to speak at Charlemos Spanish on Thursday, April 12

John LambI will be speaking tomorrow night at Charlemos Spanish, the Spanish-language conversation group affiliated with Sister Cities. The press release is below.

John Lamb, founder and editor of the Hispanic Nashville Notebook web site, will make a presentation, in Spanish, at the next meeting of Charlemos Spanish on Thursday 12 April. Charlemos Spanish, a social conversation group for all levels of Spanish-speakers, meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Palette Gallery and Cafe at 2119 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village. The event is free and open to the public.

The Hispanic Nashville Notebook web site includes news, events, and photos of the Hispanic members of the Nashville community. The site is published in English and its readers include Hispanics and others, immigrants and native-born North Americans - and it has become a treasure of information about the Hispanic part of Nashville's identity.

“Mr. Lamb will share stories that have appeared in the Hispanic Nashville Notebook during its three years in existence”, said Elizabeth Worrell Braswell, president of Charlemos Spanish.

Mr. Lamb explained, “I will delve into what motivates me to even have such a site, i.e., the values that inform how we approach discussions about Spanish, Hispanics, and immigrants in light of the kind of people and the kind of community we want to be.”

John Lamb is an attorney in the law firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry, PLC. Born and raised in Nashville, Mr. Lamb took his first Spanish class at Montgomery Bell Academy. Mr. Lamb majored in Spanish at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and lived for two years in Santiago, Chile, in South America, before studying law at the University of Chicago Law School.

John has served the Hispanic chambers of commerce, the non-profit organization Conexion Americas, the values campaign known as the Welcoming Tennessee Initiative, the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), and Primera Iglesia Bautista de Nashville - a church plant of the First Baptist Church Downtown.

Charlemos Spanish was created in December 2006 by the Spanish Committee of Sister Cities of Nashville, a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990, dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through educational, professional and cultural exchanges.

Mayor Bill Purcell is the Honorary Chair for Sister Cities of Nashville.

Charlemos Spanish is for persons who wish to:

* Speak Spanish on a regular basis
* Make bilingual friends
* Learn more about Hispanic culture.

The president of Charlemos Spanish is Elizabeth Worrell Braswell. Mrs. Braswell is an online Spanish instructor for Austin Peay State University and a board member of Sister Cities of Nashville.

Upcoming Charlemos Spanish meetings are:

* 26 April, Phil Rasico, Vanderbilt Spanish Professor
* 10 May, Diana Holland, President of Tango Nashville.

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