By Lauren Plummer, Outreach and Program Coordinator Friday night at the Barth Vernon UMC Resource Shelter we got to celebrate our dear friend’s 59th birthday. “Mr. Whiskey,” as we affectionately know him, was recently freed back into the care of…
Summer is here, and we’re in need of some items for outreach. Can we count on you to help?
Make the community livable again. Those are words that probably do not often come to mind when people think and talk about Nashville, TN. Terms like IT City, Up and Coming, nightlife and music scene smother articles about our growing city. But there is an underground of Nashville.
This Friday, April 29, more than 150 people from across Nashville will join with homeless camp residents and local organizers active in struggles for social, economic, and racial justice to hold a silent vigil during the Mayor’s State of Metro address.
After protests Friday highlighted the injustice and cruelty of pushing people out of camps when they have no place to go, Mayor Barry announced Saturday that “We don’t want to kick anybody out. We want to help them find a place, and that’s what we’ve been working on for the last four months.” The city’s actions contradict the Mayor’s statement.
We are grateful to those in the media who are covering the situation at Ft. Negley, and we’ll be updating this list as more media comes in. If you’d like to reach us for an interview or story, please contact Brett Flener with questions