Compass Conference 2017: Resist Together. Build Together.

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Tennessee Alliance for Progress (TAP) says
The Compass is a state-wide gathering centered in collaboration and movement building. The conference provides grassroots organizers, emerging leaders and participants in Tennessee movement organizations space to explore strategies, tactics, and best practices focused on building solutions to our community's most pressing issues.

** REGISTRATION IS LIVE! Sign up for the conference at **

SCHEDULE for Saturday March 25th:

8:15 Registration Opens

9:00 – 10:00: Plenary Panel: Transform Tennessee: Building a Statewide Movement

10:00 – noon: Workshops

1. How to Facilitate Effective Meetings to Help Our Movements Win (Part 1) Katey Lauer – Training for Change

2. Arts and Social Movements Bobbi Negron – Freedom Art

3. Resisting Deportation: Immigration Policy and Organizing
Cathy Carillo - Nashville Community Defense, Elizabeth Lopez - Workers Dignity and speaker (TBA) Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition

Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Plenary: Movement Healing
Micky Scottbey Jones – Faith Matters Network

2:00 – 4:00: Workshops

1. How to Facilitate Effective Meetings to Help Our Movements Win (Part 2) Katey Lauer – Training for Change

2. Economics and Governance
Samir Hazbourn – Highlander Center and Rhiana Anthony – BLM

3. Community Organizing 101
Mike Cannon – SOCM and Dan Joranko – TAP

4:00 – 5:30: Closing Concert: A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement - Shelby Bottom Duo

Childcare Provided Please inform us if you require childcare or interpretation. You can pay at the door, but please register now for food planning. Sponsors and Co-sponsors are welcome to table. Consider donating to our scholarship fund for this conference - go to


SCHEDULE for Friday, March 24th - Statewide Strategy Session

(Please note that the location for *Friday's* session is *NOT* Eastwood Christian Church. Friday's session will be held from 11amC-5pmC at *Friend's Meeting House* (530 26th Ave. North, Nashville)

11am-12pm: Introductions and Opening Discussion
12pm-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-2pm: Multi-racial Organizing
2pm-2:15pm: Break
2:15pm-3:30pm: Rural Strategy
3:30pm-4:30pm: Electoral Strategy
4:30pm-5:00pm: Next Steps

If you have any questions, please contact TAP at 615-430-2455 or


Sponsored by:
•Tennessee Alliance for Progress (TAP)
•Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC)

Co-sponsored by:
•Central Labor Council of Nashville & Middle TN
•Dickson County Branch NAACP #5624
•Neighborhoods Resource Center
•SOCM (Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment)
•Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council
•UAW Local 737
•Tennessee Chapter - Sierra Club
If your organization would like to join as a co-sponsor, please send an e-mail to:
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By: Tennessee Alliance for Progress (TAP)

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