10 Decades of Community Leadership: The 1920s

As we celebrate our centennial, Junior League of Nashville President Jenny Barker takes us on a journey through the League’s history of community leadership and devotion to Nashville by highlighting a decade each month, starting with the 1920s to the present day.   1920S: NEW FREEDOMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Starting with the 1920s in July, I… Read More

Message from the President

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Welcome to the Junior League of Nashville’s Centennial year! It’s a milestone year for the Junior League of Nashville. One hundred years have passed since a group of courageous women launched a movement to empower women with the knowledge and opportunity to lead positive change in our city. Since our founding in 1922, our organization… Read More

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