Member Spotlights: Featuring JLN Members of Color

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In celebration of Black History Month, the Junior League of Nashville sat down (virtually) with some of our prominent members of color to learn more about their league experience and advice for future members. Featured Members: Krystal Clark Johari Matthews Kristy Offitt Sonya Hairston Andreall Moore Lonnie Hamlin-April and Dr. Carmen April-Washington Dr. Kimberly S.… Read More

Voting Advocacy in Junior League of Nashville

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Awareness of issues, candidates and the voting process in general is key to voter turnout. In such an important election year, voter education and awareness has been at the center of the JLN Advocacy Committee’s work this fall These members have worked tirelessly to increase awareness in regards to voting And they did it all… Read More

Updates from DEI Council

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Given the state of the country, it may come as no surprise that the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee has been very busy. We would love to highlight a couple of the projects we are working on.  Women of Color Brunch The Women of Color brunch was originally to be an in-person event held in… Read More

The Junior League of Nashville Welcomes the Class of 99

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  The provisional year has officially begun at The Junior League of Nashville! In August, JLN welcomed 133 new provisional members to the Class of JLN year 99. These women will be beginning their first year with the League in a different way than past years. Since COVID-19 caused a pivot away from the traditional way… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month: Q&A with Expert Dr. Desireè Kelly

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Trigger Warning: Mental health and illness are discussed in this interview. While not the majority topic of the blog, if you feel suicidal please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line hotline number 855-CRISIS-1 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK. If you are down, depressed or anxious about the Coronavirus or anything, you can also text… Read More

JLN’s All Booked Up Event Provides 9,000 Free Books to 800 Youth in Nashville

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Several Junior League of Nashville (“JLN”) placements center around our literacy pillar to help enhance access to literacy for the youth of Nashville. All Booked Up is committed to providing access to educational resources for families in the Greater Nashville area.  Why do we focus so much attention on this issue? At the heart of… Read More

WKNR Newsmaker: Junior League Book Drive [News]

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Thank you to @wkrntv for hosting us today for our All Booked Up event! Hope to see you all tomorrow from 9-12 at Tusculum Elementary! ?: Watch the full segment here.

Bought and Sold – JLN’s 2nd Annual Panel Discussion on Human Trafficking in Tennessee and Across America

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Trigger Warning: The content below talks about the human trafficking epidemic. On Thursday, January 30, the Junior League of Nashville (“JLN”) hosted a panel about the current state of affairs around the human trafficking crisis in Tennessee (and America). Roughly 120 Junior League and community members joined in on the crucial conversation to discuss everything… Read More