Naming Racism In Nashville

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Tuesday, July 19
7-8:30 pm

LOCATION: Belmont United Methodist Church, Sanctuary


This meeting will be the first in a series of conversations/learning opportunities within the new Education & Fellowship area of SURJ Nashville's work. During this meeting, we will explore ways that we encounter racism (casual and otherwise) in our daily lives, in this moment, in our city. As we gear up for a very political summer and autumn, let's take time to reflect on both how we identify racism in Nashville, and how we disrupt it. These "everyday disruptions" move us from awareness to action.

All are welcome -- including (and especially) newcomers!


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.


WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Belmont UMC offers wheelchair accessible restrooms, entry ramps, elevators to upper and lower floors, and handicap accessible parking spaces. Call 434-284-1463 if you need assistance, or email Molly Lasagna (

PARKING: There is a small parking lot at the church (off of 20th Avenue S), which is for general use. Other parking can be found on this map:

BUS: This location is reachable from the #7 bus (21st Ave S and Acklen Ave).

GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS: Gender neutral restrooms are available in the building.

LANGUAGE: No Spanish or ASL translation provided. All hand-outs will be sent out ahead of time.

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 contact Molly Lasagna (
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By: Showing Up for Racial Justice Nashville

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