Do Justice Love Mercy

Last January Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown. “Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam said. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms.

Artivists Unite! March 6 is Arts Advocacy Day

One thing we might all agree upon is the universal human need to be seen, heard and understood. ARTivism, the convergence of arts and activism, is where we center ourselves, expressed by a vibrant millennial vision rooted in basic democratic principles. Art is a powerful communicator, compelling compassionate action, healing division and building community.

Protect the Vote

Voting is foundational to the health of our democracy.

The clock is ticking for the 2020 elections. Take action to ensure that every citizen can vote and that every vote is counted.

▢ Action 1: Advocate for bipartisan cooperation and voting rights. [h/t Brookings]

Call: Your one House rep (look up).

Get the Story Straight

Nashville is a city of stories, often misrepresented and misunderstood. What is the real history of Music City? There are many ways to look for answers, but one we especially love is United Street Tours, because you can literally walk through the past. This weekend they’re running the Civil Rights Movement Tour and you can book a time on Facebook or on unitedstreetours.com 

In the words of Bob Marley: If you know your history, then you would know where you’re coming from.

Women’s March 2019

Folks have been asking us what’s going on with Women’s March and unlike last year, we are not an official sponsor, but we support the Unity Principles of the Women’s March movement and hope to see a beautiful crowd of civic engagers rise up across the nation this January 19.

What are we marching for?

Be A Voice For Justice

On Monday, January 7 Governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown.

“Cyntoia Brown committed, by her own admission, a horrific crime at the age of 16,” Mr. Haslam, a Republican, said. “Yet, imposing a life sentence on a juvenile that would require her to serve at least 51 years before even being eligible for parole consideration is too harsh, especially in light of the extraordinary steps Ms.

She/Her/Hers

We’re stoked to join Nashville Story Garden for an evening of artivism January 17th at The Cordelle. Don’t miss this pop-up original short play festival where the writers have three conditions that must be included in their play: 1. The main character must be a woman. 2. It must include the line, “The other one didn’t make so much noise”.

Show Up For Justice

In 2012, the US Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to give a life sentence without the possibility of parole to a juvenile, but each state has its own laws. Tennessee has some of the strictest juvenile justice laws in the nation, evident today in the case Cyntoia Brown, a 30 year old sex trafficking victim who is in the fifteenth year of a 51 year sentence before chance of parole.

Show Some Love

What better way to bring 2018 to a close than with a big blast of gratitude? It’s easy, affordable, calorie-free and guaranteed to get you going even after the biggest Christmas feast (or Boxing Day hangover)!

Get out your stamps, postcards, and sparkle markers for some gratitude mail.

Thank Sens Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for longstanding pursuit of reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.