Friday, June 18, 2010

Lunchhour immigration discussion today at Scarritt Bennett

A summer discussion series at Scarritt-Bennett
Friday, June 18, "Immigration"

Scarritt-Bennett Center is hosting a community discussion series this summer called Hot Topics, in which Middle Tennesseans will share lunch and discuss current local and national issues. Elias Feghali, communications coordinator for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, will kick off this week's discussion about immigration. This issue is especially timely, after the recent approval by the Tennessee legislature of the resolution commending Arizona for SB 1070, a state bill that requires police officers to interrogate anyone who appears foreign born.

Future discussion topics will cover what it means to be a Muslim woman in Nashville, health care, and more. TO REGISTER: visit, call (615) 340-7557, or e-mail

Hot Topics Discussion Series
Featuring Elias Feghali, communications coordinator, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
Topic: “Immigration”

Friday, June 18, 2010
12 - 1 p.m. (participants may arrive starting at 11:15 a.m. for lunch)

Scarritt-Bennett Center, The Dialogue House
1007 18th Ave. S.

$10 per person for program and lunch
Pre-registration required for each session; Space limited to the first 15 people; Call (615) 340-7557, e-mail, or visit to register. Free parking available in Parking Lot B, accessible from 18th Ave. S. between Grand and Edgehill Avenues.

Upcoming Hot Topics Calendar:
7/16 – Kasar Abdulla, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, on what it means to be a Muslim woman in Nashville
7/23 – Tony Garr, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, on what the new health care law means for Tennesseans
7/30 – TBA

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...