Saturday, July 26, 2008
Home base and spreading out
Pictured left to right are Chris Nelson, Peter Westerholm, Katy Johnson, R.G. Cravens, Kim Council, Chris Sanders, Rhonda White, Jeremy Harwell, Todd Hughes, Daniel Forrest, Joyce Peacock, James McKissic, Lisa Beavers, and Shawn Stewart, who are board members or key volunteers of the Tennessee Equality Project. Not pictured are board members Stephen Henry, H.G. Stovall, Jeremy Davis, Tom Ekman, and Susan Ford Wiltshire as well as lobbyist Jenny Ford.
We held our first meeting in our new headquarters at 617 Hart Lane in Nashville today. It was a good discussion of statewide outreach and policy for about three hours. We welcomed new board members James McKissic, who is chair of our Hamilton/Bradley Counties committee, and Kim Council, who is chair of our Rutherford County committee.
It also happened to be our first meeting of the new board year. The new year promises to bring advances in municipal nondiscrimination policies, a better network to bring about change in the handling of hate crimes in Tennessee, and a push for positive legislation in the General Assembly.