By Betsy Thorpe
Nashville for All of Us, a coalition of over seventy local organizations working together to defeat the English-only Amendment, will host a free event, “Front Row Seat For History“at the Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village on Tuesday, January 20th. “Front Row Seat For History” will offer a live public broadcast of Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration on the Belcourt Theatre’s big screen providing local residents with a front row seat to one of the most historic events in recent memory.
“Front Row Seat For History” is a National Day of Community Service event, a response to the call to service issued by President-elect Obama, and Vice President-elect Biden in their “Renew America Today” iniative. Attendees at Tuesday’s event are asked to bring a new or gently used children’s book to donate to a book drive for Book’em and the Pencil Foundation , or money to contribute to the Visitation Hospital Foundation , a Nashville charity that runs a hospital in Haiti.
During the event guests can purchase food and refreshments from the theatres concessions. The Belcourt Theatre is located at 2102 Belcourt Avenue. Front Row Seat For History will start at 9:00am when Inauguration festivities begin on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. A live video feed will run until noon, when President Obama completes his Inaugural Address.
About Nashville for All of Us
Nashville for All of Us is a coalition of over seventy organizations dedicated to defeating the proposed changes to the Metro Charter, which Nashville will vote on by Special Election on January 22nd. The coalition includes business leaders, faith leaders, educators, media, political groups, advocacy groups, and immigrant groups who view the changes as a destructive step backwards for Nashville.