May 2022 Hot Topic – They Lost the Right to Vote…Can It Ever Be Restored?
Speakers: Howard Gentry, Criminal Court Clerk, and Jim Shulman, Vice-Mayor
April 2022 Hot Topic – How Harpeth Conservancy is Working to Restore and Protect Clean Water and Healthy Ecosystems for Rivers in Tennessee
Speaker: Grace Stranch, COO and Vice President of Conservation and Policy at the Harpeth Conservancy
March 2022 Hot Topic – Presidential Rhetoric…Past, Present, and Future
Speaker: Vanessa Beasley, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Vanderbilt University.
February 2022 Hot Topic – An Alternative to Defund the Police: Mental Health Crisis Intervention
Speaker: Robin Nobling, Executive Director of Partners in Care, Metro Nashville’s new mental health training program for police officers.
January 2022 Hot Topic – Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Stewart Clifton’s Preview of the New Legislative Session
Speaker: Stewart Clifton, Lobbyist
December 2021 Hot Topic – Thistles are Fierce But ResilientSpeaker: Terrie, Terrie Moore, from the Thistle Farms/Magdalene program.
November 2021 Hot Topic – What a Waste
Speaker: Jenn Harrman, Zero Waste Program Manager, Metro Water Services Division of Waste Services
October 2021 Hot Topic – I’ll Take You There: Exploring Nashville’s Social Justice SitesSpeaker: Learotha Williams, Jr. PhD
September 2021 Hot Topic – First Friday with Renee Pratt, Executive Director of Metro Nashville Social Services
Speaker: Renee Pratt, Executive Director of Metro Nashville Social Services
August 2021 Hot Topic – First Friday with Dr. Dr. Alex Jahangir
Speaker: Dr. Alex Jahangir, orthopedic trauma surgeon and director of the Division of Orthopedic Trauma at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and chair of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and chair of the Metropolitan Nashville Coronavirus Taskforce.
June 2021 Hot Topic – The BEP: How does it affect the Davidson County School System?
Speaker: Katie Cour, President and CEO of the Nashville Public Foundation
May 2021 Hot Topic – Redistricting 101
Speaker: Debby Gould, LWVTN President
April 2021 Hot Topic – Downtown Nashville
Speaker: Councilman Freddie O’Connell
March 2021 Hot Topic – The Secret Life of Judges
Speaker: Claudia Bonnyman
February 2021 Hot Topic – The State of Music City
Speaker: Burkley Allen
January 2021 Hot Topic – Looking Ahead to the 2021 Legislative Session
Speaker: Stewart Clifton, Lobbyist
Conversation with Senator Elect Heidi Campbell
December 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Randall Putala – President at Senior Benefits Foundation, Inc.; Founder + CEO of World Hunger Team
December 2020 Hot Topic – Presidential Powers & The Constitution
Speaker: Jim Blumstein, Vanderbilt University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy
November 2020 Hot Topic – Bridging the Political Divide
Speaker: Lynn Heady, Braver Angels
November 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Hedy Weinberg – Executive Director, ACLU of Tennessee
October 2020 Hot Topic – Affordable Housing…a Local Perspective
Speakers: Kay Bowers, recently retired as the director of the non-profit, New Level Community Development Corporation and is a founding member of the Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition & Michael Kenner, President of MiKen Development
October 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Jeffery Barrie – CEO of TN Environmental Council (TEC)
September 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Chad Gray, Williamson County Election Commission Election Administrator
September 2020 Hot Topic -Strengthening Conservation in Nashville
Radnor to River with Noah Charney & Westmeade Elementary Recycling Program with Karen McIntyre.
Ratification of the 19th Amendment Reenactment
August 2020 Hot Topic – The Virus in our Village: COVID-19’s Impact on the Nashville Community.
Dr. Michael Caldwell, M.D., Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Metro Public Health Department, and Dr. Joseph Webb, Chief Executive Officer of Nashville General Hospital at Meharry share their perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic’s impact on the City of Nashville.
August 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
Deborah has been executive director of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government since 2013. Previously, she spent 25 years in the news industry as a journalist, including the Tennessean.
Since 2016, she has been and still is, Director, John Seigenthaler Chair of excellence in First Amendment Studies at Middle Tennessee University.
July 2020 LWV of Williamson County Monthly Meeting
The kick-off meeting will feature Debby Gould, Vice-President for the League of Women Voters of Tennessee with an overview of the current activities of the organization and the unique challenges of voting and conducting elections under the threat of a pandemic.
June 2020 Hot Topic : Domestic Violence in the Time of the Pandemic
Sharon Roberson, CEO and President of the YWCA Nashville will discuss the challenges facing our community at this time.