Unwelcome the FOP – Action Planning Meeting

Thursday August 24th
6:30 PM

DIRECTIONS:
http://edgehill.org/AboutUs

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

We are having an important meeting to further discuss an upcoming action and protest of the convention of the Fraternal Order of Police, particularly the platform they are providing for Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man.

What you can bring to this action, through your time, supplies, sharing of information, or your body there in the streets with us, is integral. Your particular skills and connections are needed. Please come to this meeting and plug in with us!

What to bring: art supplies (posters, newspapers, cardboard, scratch paper, markers, paints, skills, ideas); your own research; excitement!; others who you trust who are looking for a place to plug in to anti-racist work in Nashville.

WHAT IS SURJ NASHVILLE ALL ABOUT?

SURJ Nashville is about raising white consciousness about racism and mobilizing white people to join and support movements for racial justice.

SURJ Nashville, a chapter of the national Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) network, is a group of individuals organizing white people for racial justice in Middle Tennessee. Through education, outreach, and mobilization, SURJ Nashville’s mission and purpose are: (1) to call white people into the work of unlearning racism and white supremacy that operates in personal attitudes and relationships; (2) to call white people into the work of divesting from and dismantling racism and white supremacy that operates within systems and institutions; (3) to create spaces of learning, accountability, and transformation for people seeking to engage in the work outlined above; and (4) to support local, statewide, regional, and national people of color (POC) led movements for racial and social justice.

ACCESSIBILITY

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The church has accessible ramps outside. All rooms inside, including restrooms, are wheelchair accessible.

RESTROOMS: Two multi-stalled gender-neutral restrooms.

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available behind the two red houses (next to the church). There is also street parking. The Edgehill Ave & 15th Ave S EB route runs directly in front of the church and across the street. The Edgehill Ave & 14th Ave S EB stop is a 2 minute walk to the church. The Edge Hill Ave & 16th Ave S WB stop is also a 2 minute walk from the church. Buses 2 and 25 run these stops. As always, if you need a ride please reach out to surjnashville@gmail.com and we will do what we can to get you here!

LANGUAGE: No Spanish or ASL translation provided. All hand-outs will be made available ahead of the meeting.

SCENT: We cannot guarantee the space will be scent-free; please do not wear perfumes, colognes or essential oils so that chemically injured community members can attend.

FLASH: Please do not take flash photography so that folks with epilepsy and other conditions are safe and empowered.

FEE: The event is FREE!!!

CHILDCARE: If folks need childcare, please comment below or send an email to surjnashville@gmail.com.

If you have any accessibility needs that are not being addressed, please email surjnashville@gmail.com.