Project Homeless Connect Nashville 2013

PHC 2013 poster frame 2The Nashville community came together on February 13, 2013 to provide a variety of services to the homeless in this short video overview of Project Homeless Connect Nashville 2013 from the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Included are comments from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, event participants and members of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission. It is produced by Russ Anthony 411 for Anthony-Denmark Communications. You may watch the video on  and on YouTube.

Project Homeless Connect 2012 (Nashville)

A truly incredible community event was captured on video in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28, 2012. Project Homeless Connect 2012 offered a one-stop shop for persons who are experiencing homelessness to gain information and assistance from 70 service agencies and vendors. This video will give a glimpse of the services offered and how attendees benefited from the experience.  Be sure to take note of the many financial and and in-kind sponsors who made Project Homeless Connect in Nashville possible. Conducted  by The Key Alliance of the Metropolitan (Nashville) Homelessness Commission. (Please note; if you viewed this video prior to March 31, 2012, it has been revised).

Misedutainment of the Masses

Lynn Stewart describes how misinformation through entertainment leads to Misedutainment of the Masses in the latest video from Russ Anthony 411 and Anthony-Denmark Communications. In these excerpts from the 2011 TCSW Middle Region Fall Conference, Mr. Stewart describes how vulnerable populations are affected by it. Innovative approaches to working with families faced with adverse circumstances by utilizing positive reinforcements and resources are described. Misedutainment of the Masses is a great resource for working with families in poverty. Note: Mr. Stewart’s organization is United Neighborhood Health Services.

2011 TCSW Fall Conference – Middle Region (Overview)

Please note: The title is now “2011 TCSW Fall Conference – Middle Region (Overview)

Friday, November 18, 2011 The Middle Region of  Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW) held its Fall Conference. This year’s theme was, “Charting the Course to Social Wellbeing”. The event featured valuable information from presenters and exhibitors. Click here for a brief video overview of the event. Be sure to check back at for additional conference videos in the near future which will cover Social and Emotional Learning, Social Media, and Misedutaintment of the Masses. This also includes one on one interviews.  Please visit TCSW at for detailed conference information.

Occupy Wall St – Nashville Stops The Machine

The Occupy Wall Street Movement has gone world-wide showing that communities are becoming the change they seek in the world economy. In this latest video from Anthony-Denmark Communications, see how a skit on a busy street shows Nashvillians how to stand up to corporate abuse in Occupy Wall St – Nashville Stops The Machine. The Corporate Military Machine is the target. The performers cry, “Stop the machine! Tear down the machine!”

Occupy Wall St – Occupy Nashville

Occupy Wall St – Occupy Nashville is a three minute video that suggests that Nashville and New York are connected in more ways than previously thought. In the latest video from Anthony-Denmark Communications, the protesters chant, “All day all week, occupy Wall Street!” And although they shout from West End Avenue near downtown Nashville, their support and solidarity with their brothers and sisters in New York is unquestionable. On October 6, 2011, members from social, legal and labor organizations were part of this crowd of demonstrators. Occupy Wall St – Occupy Nashville is shot in the same up-close and interactive style that lets you get close to the action. For other videos shot in this style, click here for Tennessee Teachers Rain March and Tennessee Teachers Signs of Rain.

The Recession and Poverty

Joyce Hillman and Julius Witherspoon lead a discussion on poverty at TCSW, 4-5-11.

Just released “The Recession and Poverty” from a breakout session  conducted by Joyce Hillman and Julius Witherspoon of Metropolitan Social Services – Nashville, Tennessee during the TCSW conference in Franklin, Tennessee on 4/5/11. Ms. Hillman and Mr. Witherspoon both expertly suggest that the recession has forced us all to rethink our previous assumptions about poverty and the poor. In the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare Video Blog 5, I mentioned that they reported that the recession was over. You will hear that part of the discussion in this video. (I was close to naming this video, “It’s not Your Father’s Poverty”. I just couldn’t do that – but I was close. I decided that such a flippant title would make light of  the hardship of poverty I wanted to display).

The presentation discusses just a small amount of the information that has been developed as part of the Nashville Poverty Reductiion Initiative. Metropolitan Social Services -Nashville is the lead agency in that effort.  Their website  is at