Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week

4/14/15 – Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week Groups co-sponsor free screening of Working Films’ Coal Ash Stories at Middle Tennessee State University as part of Earth Week WHAT: In celebration of Earth Day, Students for…

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Groups Collaborate in Support of Nashville Charter School Accountability Standards

By Cathie Bird SOCM is joining with the Metro Nashville Education Association (MNEA), Tennessee Education Report, Tennesseans Reclaiming Education Excellence (TREE), and other community allies to support the schools Nashville students deserve! Charter schools (privately operated, but publicly funded K-12 schools) are currently not held to the same standards as traditional public schools. This…

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Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Funds Presentations

4/3/15 – Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Funds Presentations – AML Policy Priorities Group Educational Tour: Monteagle, Crossville, Rocky Top ABANDONED MINE LANDS (AML) FUNDS PRESENTATIONS AML POLICY PRORITIES GROUP EDUCATIONAL TOUR: MONTEAGLE, CROSSVILLE, ROCKY TOP What: An series of educational presentations on Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Fund to inform and…

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It’s About the Water: As TDEC considers permit renewal for Turner mine, SOCM members seek assurance that water quality will be protected

By Cathie Bird When SOCM members gather next week for a public hearing on renewal of the SMCRA permit for the Turner surface mine, it may seem like déjà vu. For the third time in six years, the Cumberland County Chapter, supported by SOCM’s E3 Committee, will organize to make…

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Compass 2015: A Movement Organizing Conference in Nashville, February 5th and 6th

This coming weekend, the Tennessee Alliance for Progress will host a movement organizer and leadership conference to foster active solidarity amongst Tennessee organizers. The conference sessions will provide learning experiences around emerging themes in organizing including new economies, healing justice and culture, and movements. The conference is open to and…

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