Here’s a listing of local resources and events for you to help BE THE CHANGE
REGISTER TO VOTE!
Tennessee currently ranks 50th in voter turnout and 40th in voter registration.
In the last presidential election, African Americans ranked 43rd in the nation for voter turnout.
Use your voting power as a weapon in the fight for social justice!
Register online at https://ovr.govote.tn.gov/ today!
Text WOKE to 91990 to register to vote (and for reminders on Election Day)!
The NAACP is focused on disparities in economics, healthcare, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while also continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. Get involved with the NAACP Nashville Branch at https://www.naacpnashville.org/.
The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is set to open its doors Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Once completed, NMAAM will be the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections will share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. Take a virtual tour and support the National Museum of African American Music at https://nmaam.org/.
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nashville, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) collaborates at the local level with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners across Middle Tennessee to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups. The Urban League spearheads the development of social programs and authoritative public policy research, and advocate for policies and services that close the equality gap. At the community level, the ULMT and its affiliates provide direct services that improve the lives of thousands of people annually. More than 37,000 individuals have been served by the ULMT in the past ten years. Get involved with the ULMT at https://www.ulmt.org/.