Amy Richardson, M.P.H., Program Manager, for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has been elected Chair of the Nashville Task Force on Refugees and Immigrants. The Task Force is a group of individuals and representatives from organizations around Nashville who meet to network and discuss issues related to refugees and immigrants. The purpose of the group is to improve community awareness about issues related to refugees and other immigrants as well as to enhance appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity, and it provides a forum for information-sharing and serves as a networking avenue to link those who serve and advocate for refugees and immigrants. Membership in the Task Force is free, voluntary and open to individuals and representatives of agencies that provide services and advocacy to refugees and immigrants; as well as community members, both native-born and of international backgrounds, and is comprised of both private and government entities that work with refugees and immigrants in Davidson County. Richardson will lead with Leah Hashinger, Program Manager of ESL to Go at the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, who was elected Vice-Chair.
The Task Force meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:00-3:00 pm. The next meeting will be January 29, 2013.
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