Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bogota Mayor, Speaking in Tongues, Noche Musical, and Nicaraguan poet on the calendar the next couple of weeks

Monthly Meeting of the Nashville Task Force on Refugees & Immigrants
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
at West End United Methodist Church
2200 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Room 318
Parking is Free

Lecture "Public Space in Bogotá and Citizenship Culture" by Antanas Mockus, former mayor of Bogotá
Tuesday, April 26 5pm
Wyatt Center Rotunda on the Vanderbilt University Peabody Campus. Introduction by Mayor Karl Dean.

Planning for Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee (CRIT)'s July immigration forum with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Thursday, April 28 9 am
At Glencliff High School, Mrs. Allie Hill, CRIT’s Program Manager and the coordinator of this forum, will provide additional details of this project and your presence is requested for your valuable input. We hope you can join us to this important discussion. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience 615-333-5070 Ext.1-307

FREE Screening of "Speaking in Tongues"
April 28, Noon-2PM
TFLI will be screening the film Speaking in Tongues.
Tennesse Foreign Language Institute, 227 French Landing Drive, Heritage Place Suite 100, 37228
At a time when 31 states have passed “English Only” laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language. Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need to succeed in the 21st century.
Entrance is free. Please register at www.tfli.org

Tennessee Human Rights Commission Roundtable discussion and Listening Session
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Roundtable 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Listening Session 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
East Police Precinct located at 936 East Trinity Lane.
The purpose of the Roundtable is to provide an overview of the Commission, its work, and to discuss human rights issues in Tennessee. The Listening session is for the general public to voice its concerns related to the role of the Commission, who is responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights and the Tennessee Disability Acts which prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability and ensuring compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
RSVP to Bobbie Porter at 615-253-1608 or bobbie.porter@tn.gov

Common Grounds
Friday, April 29 | 8 am - 9 am | Conexión Américas
800 18th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203
Stop by for a complimentary taste of our Café Rumba Roast and for casual conversation about what is brewing at Conexión Américas and in our Latino community.
Our main topic of conversation will be the results of the 2010 Census and what the growth in the Latino population means for Conexión Américas and Middle Tennessee.
¡Nos vemos! We hope to see you there!
RSVPs appreciated.

Noche Musical
Saturday, April 30
Doors open at 7pm, Presentation at 8pm, Dessert and Dancing at 9pm
Wonderful Latin-themed food, music and dance, an exciting art exhibit and, best of all, the chance to show Father Joe Pat Breen and the Hispanic Family Services program of Catholic Charities
Adventure Science Museum
Register here

Reading of "The Origin of Species" by the author, Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal
Sunday, May 1 2:30pm
Father Ernesto Cardenal, an acclaimed poet and liberation theologian, visits Vanderbilt University Sunday, May 1, to give a reading of his poetry. Cardenal will recite poems from his recent collection The Origin of Species and Other Poems at 2:30 p.m. in Benton Chapel on the Vanderbilt campus. The reading is free and open to the public. Cardenal, acknowledged as one of Latin America’s greatest living poets, is the author of more than 35 books. He studied with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1965. He lives in Nicaragua, where he is vice president of Casa de los Tres Mundos, a literary and cultural organization. “Cardenal’s poetry is impure, defiantly, in that it unites political ugliness and the beauty of the imaginative vision,” poet Robert Bly has said. The reading is sponsored by Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Copies of The Origin of Species and Other Poems will be available for purchase at the event, and Cardenal will sign books after the reading.

Lecture "Solentiname and Religion" by Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal
Monday, May 2 11:15am
All Faith Chapel; Vanderbilt University School of Divinity.

Cinco de Mayo Lunch
featuring Blain Wease
also featuring The YMCA Latino Achievers Program
Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
May 5th, 2011
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
@ The Standard Restaurant
167 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN
Please click here to RSVP
Members: $15.00 - Non-Members $ 25.00

Cinco de Mayo Networking Fiesta
Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
May 5th, 2011
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Nashville City Club
Open to non-members

2nd Annual National Hispanic Catholic Convention
May 7, 2011 8am - 4pm
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish, 3112 Nolensville Pike
Featuring Salvador Gómez of El Salvador, Genry Batista of the Dominican Republic, and Worship with Demetrio Ríos of México. RSVP (615) 333-8660 or (615) 830-4133. US$35 per person. Convention will be conducted in Spanish.

Immigration law open house
Saturday, May 7th from 10am-12pm
A presentation for Spanish-speaking families about immigration law and other related laws that affect families in Tennessee. We’ll be providing breakfast as well as raffle giveaways, and it’ll be a great opportunity for people to learn more about their rights regarding immigration.
King & Ballow Law Offices
315 Union Street, Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37201
Tel: 615.726.5466
Fax: 615.248.2860

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