End Prisons-for-Profit

CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) is the largest private, for-profit prison operator in the U.S. and is headquartered in Nashville, just outside of Green Hills. CCA’s Annual Shareholders Meeting starts at 10am, but we want to be there an hour before that, so that stockholders can see our signs as they arrive.

Resist The Lies: Protesting Kellyanne Conway & Marsha Blackburn

This is 3 events in one! A chance to welcome KellyAnne “Alternative Facts” Conway to Nashville, stand up to Congressman Marsha Blackburn, and join in solidarity with the resistance across middle Tennessee. We’ll start with a rally at the Court of Flags (corner of First and Broadway) at 9:30 AM. We’ll march to the Omni at 10:15 and then rally outside from 10:30 to 1:30.

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

Join musicians and music lovers for an evening of bluegrass and roots music, delicious food and drink, and FUN for the entire family! All proceeds help protect and preserve the Warner Parks. This is an outdoor event – held rain or shine. Ticket prices vary. Age level: all ages. More info here.

Moral Lines: A Project of Collaborative Art

Please join FCC as we engage in a collaborative art event, meant to help participants better understand the moral and ethical positions of others. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited and by reservation only. Email us at fcc@faithandculturecenter.org, subject line: “moral lines” to reserve a spot.

Standing up for Justice & Muslim Community Day 2017

Join us for a special celebration of the Middle Tennessee Muslim Community and all of our friends and allies who stand up for justice and freedom in the volunteer state.

The program features several guest speakers including: Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry and Comedian Mo Amer.

A delicious lunch will be provided during your opportunity to support the American Muslim Advisory Council’s vital work!

Day 99: Know your right to protest

  

Know your right to protest Standing up for your right to protest can be challenging, especially when demonstrations are met with violence. But learning and upholding your rights in a demonstration or protest is a powerful tool against attempts to violate our First Amendment right to assemble peaceably. Learn your rights in ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: What to Do When Your Rights Are Violated at a Demonstration or Protest,” located here: http://bit.ly/2oxfXmD  #100DaysTN Return to Your First 100 Days Challenge homepage

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Day 98: Learn about trailblazer Edie Windsor and her groundbreaking marriage equality case

  

Learn about trailblazer Edie Windsor and her groundbreaking marriage equality case On this day in 2013, Edie Windsor and the ACLU stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and argued that the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) was unconstitutional and that the federal government could not discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining federal benefits and protections.

Day 97: Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose anti-immigrant 287(g)

  

Tell the Knox County mayor and county commission to oppose Sheriff J.J. Jones’ anti-immigrant 287(g) application Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones has applied for 287(g), an #ICE program deputizing state and local police and sheriffs to enforce federal immigration law. 287(g) programs have a devastating impact on local communities, encouraging racial profiling and frequent deportations for misdemeanors, eroding public trust in local law enforcement, and wasting taxpayer resources.

Day 96: The “Constitution is for Everyone” — check out this campaign video

  

The “Constitution is for Everyone” — check out this campaign video No matter who you are or what language you speak, the Constitution is for all of us. For Day 96 of #100DaysTN, watch this video on ACLU’s “The Constitution is for Everyone” campaign, which kicked off with the unveiling of electronic billboards featuring the First Amendment in Arabic, English, and Spanish in New York’s Times Square.

Day 95: Stop the “LGBT Erasure” bill — it’s our last chance

  

Stop the “LGBT Erasure” bill — it’s our last chance This week, the Tennessee Senate will take up the “LGBT Erasure” bill, which attempts to prevent full recognition of LGBT people and undermines their treatment as equal residents of our state. This legislation has already passed the House, so this is our last chance to stop it.

Day 94: Brush up on the Bill of Rights

  

Brush up on the Bill of Rights Do you know what the 4th Amendment protects? Can’t quite remember what it is the 10th Amendment says? Empower yourself by brushing up on your constitutional rights with ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: The United States Bill of Rights – First 10 Amendments to the Constitution,” located here: http://bit.ly/2p4bczK #100DaysTN

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