Refugees Welcome? The History of Anti-Refugee Initiatives in Tennessee

A presentation on issues affecting refugee populations across our state,
and a current update on legislation and policies targeting refugee communities in TN

Featuring Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus and former refugees
Lisa is the Policy Manager at the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)

Belle Meade United Methodist Church
112 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Business Meeting: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: 7:00 p.m.

Reservations Required by noon, Friday, April 1, 2016
Call (615) 627-7352 or e-mail

Cost: Adults $20, Students $12
Payment is at the door by cash or check.
Please specify if the vegetarian option is preferred when making your reservation.
Payment is expected on reservations, since we must pay the caterer for all meals reserved.
Hot buffet dinner catered by Erin Seay-Taylor.

Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, as Policy Manager at TIRRC, is responsible for leading the organization’s work on public policy issues impacting foreign-born populations at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to joining TIRRC, Lisa was the Advocacy Officer at Watchlist on Children and Armed conflict—a network of human rights and humanitarian organizations. She led advocacy for the Watchlist at the United Nations Security Council in New York where she advanced the children and armed conflict agenda. Previously, Lisa was researcher on West Africa at Amnesty International where she was responsible for investigating, advocating, and campaigning to end human rights violations in the region. She was based in Senegal. She was also a campaigner at Amnesty International, based in London, where she covered health and human rights issues. Lisa holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict, Security, and Development from the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.