September 17th Lunchtime Lecture – TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition – Tuition Equality

TN-ASPA is kicking off the new academic year with a lunch time lecture series on Education in Tennessee and Nashville. Starting of the Education Series is Eben Cathey of the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).

  • Who: TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
    Eben Cathey, Communications Coordinator
  • Topic: Tuition Equality
  • When: Thursday, September 17, 2015
    12 noon – 1 pm
  • Where: James K. Polk State Office Building
    16th Floor Video Conferencing Room
    505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN
    (Polk State Offices are in shared building with TPAC–TN Performing Arts Center Building)

TIRRC Tuition Equality

Eben will speak on the Tuition Equality Campaign to allow Tennessee’s undocumented immigrant students to receive in-state tuition. Presently, undocumented students who graduate from TN high schools must pay out-of-state tuition at Tennessee higher education institutions, which can be three times more expensive. Eben will discuss the Tuition Equality Now! Campaign efforts led by undocumented students and the pending legislation (SB612/HB675) addressing in-state tuition.  

Coming Soon – Third Thursday Lecture Series on Education in Tennessee and Nashville:

October 15: Graham Thomas with TN Achieves and Mike Krause with Drive to 55/Tennessee Promise will speak on Tennessee’s higher education scholarship initiatives. | Thursday, October 15, 12noon-1pm | Polk State Office Building, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN, 16th Floor Video Conference  Room.

November 19: Rita McDonald with the Nashville Chamber of Commerce will speak on the Nashville Chamber’s education initiatives for K-12 education | Thursday, November 19, 12noon-1pm | UT Center for Industrial Services,193 Polk Ave, Nashville, TN, Training Room.