Field Organizer TN
Remembering the Citizens for Global Solutions 2011 Annual Conference and how exciting it was, I just knew I had to gather some like minded people, from Nashville, TN, to experience this year's 2012 conference.
About 10 of us traveled 10 hours from the great state of Tennessee to attend the conference in Washington, D.C. and even though the road trip was adventurous, the conference had it beat hands down. From exciting lobby training and visits; to the "official" White House briefings with the Obama Cabinet; to ethic dinner discussions. This by far was a non-stop adventure and discovery all in itself.
"I had a blast in DC! I really enjoyed the breakout sessions. They were so personal and informative. Sometimes when you are around people in high ranking positions you become somewhat intimidated naturally, but the way the sessions where set up I felt comfortable enough to ask questions and become engaged in discussions. I'm so proud to be affiliated with CGS and I look forward to many more years like these," said Morgan Brumfield co-owner of iSpeak PR in Nashville.
By Tiffany Irene- Citizens for Global Solutions- Field Organizer of TN
Last week, Nashville residents commemorated International Human Rights Day, celebrating the anniversary of the United Nation’s ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by honoring community members who dedicate their lives to humanitarian causes and reflecting on engagement activities of local human rights groups in the past year.
Fifteen of Nashville’s international advocacy organizations, including the My Global Voice program spearheaded by Citizens for Global Solutions, provided educational materials to the over 150 attendees at the Downtown Nashville’s Library Auditorium, which included prominent community members and elected officials from all over Tennessee.
The celebration of Human Rights Day was built around an awards ceremony, which acknowledged the work of long-time human rights advocates in Nashville. Some of those recognized included Dr. Sheila Peters, a Fisk University professor who has spent decades in human rights advocacy and Mr. Jerry Lee, one of the original planners of Human Rights Day in Tennessee and a former AFL-CIO president. The event also honored "Rising Advocates," recognizing influential young adults in the community for their efforts in raising awareness of humanitarian issues. Attendees were also treated to a lively performance from the Fisk Jubilee Singers.