Nissan: Nissan Foundation extend supports singular polite rights training for Nashville law coercion agencies

Posted on 28. Sep, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

  • Historical horizon used as gateway to prolific conversations with law coercion and an increasingly different population
  • Nissan continues a 24-year prolonged joining to fostering informative farrago
  • Nissan Foundation recently awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits ancillary a relapse of governmental barriers and building thorough communities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nissan Foundation has awarded a $25,000 extend to a Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) to support enlargement of a Nashville Public Library’s (NPL) singular polite rights training partnership with law coercion agencies, including a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD).

The NPL’s “Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Civil Rights Training for Nashville Enforcement Agencies and Beyond” originated as a partnership between NPL and MNPD in 2015 for new officer trainees and has given stretched to embody other entities, such as propagandize groups.

“The Nissan Foundation is unapproachable to support NPLF and NPL’s goal to heighten lives and open doors to new ways of bargain a neighbors and a universe we live in,” says Scott Becker, comparison clamp president, Administration, Nissan North America and President, Nissan Foundation.

The library’s polite rights module uses a NPL Civil Rights Room’s archival images, verbal histories and film footage from Nashville’s polite rights story as a gateway to prolific conversations about today’s prevalent issues inspiring law coercion and a city’s increasingly different population. Through this chronological framework, participants plead today’s formidable village dynamics in an sourroundings that encourages open review and larger understanding. The NPL’s polite rights programming would not be probable but inexhaustible gifts to a NPLF from village partners like a Nissan Foundation, indicates Tari Hughes, NPLF president.

“We appreciate Nissan for a support of Nashville Public Library’s programming to favour a some-more thorough and passive Nashville,” says Hughes. “We are respected to be comparison as one of a heading culturally different and applicable programs in a village that serves as a home to Nissan’s U.S. operations.”
The subsequent event of a polite rights training module will be offering during a NPL a week of Sep 26.

MEDIA NOTE: The Nissan Foundation currently expelled a video about a NPL’s polite rights training program. It facilities interviews with Andrea Blackman, a NPL’s Special Collections Division Manager; Tari Hughes, NPLF President; MNPD Chief Steve Anderson; and Vicki Smith, Nissan’s Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive Director of a Nissan Foundation, about how a training came to be. It also facilities an talk with MNPD officer Nakia Reid, who shares a profitable learnings she took divided from a new training session. Video couple accessible here.


Nissan: A Long-Time Civil Rights Advocate
The really origins of a Nissan Foundation start only after a duration of aroused polite disturbance that occurred nearby Nissan’s afterwards sales operations domicile in Southern California in 1992. Since that time, a Foundation has had a goal of ancillary internal organizations that encourage a value of informative farrago in American multitude and encourage larger amicable and secular equality.

To that end, in June, a Nissan Foundation awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in 7 states to support innovative programs that mangle down governmental barriers and build thorough communities by preparation and outreach. The Nissan Foundation has awarded some-more than $9.3 million to date.

The grants will account 27 projects, including, a Oasis Center “Building Bridges” program, that serves 300 Nashville youths annually with anti-discrimination/anti-violence programming during schools; Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, a drop-out impediment program, that helps support pursuit attainment, pursuit survival, care development, life presence skills, mercantile empowerment and informative diversity; and a U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants “Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project,” that provides propagandize programs, employer training and workshops on amicable services for Iraqi immigrants in Detroit.

“The organizations and projects comparison for 2016 paint those who yield culturally different and applicable programs in communities where Nissan operates,” explains Becker. “We’re unapproachable to support their missions to heighten people’s lives and open doors to new ways of bargain a neighbors and a universe we live in.”

About a Nissan Foundation
Established in 1992, a goal of a Nissan Foundation is to build village by valuing informative diversity. The Nissan Foundation is partial of Nissan North America’s joining to “enrich people’s lives” by assisting to accommodate a needs of communities via a U.S. by munificent investments, corporate overdo sponsorships, in-kind donations and other giveaway contributions.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. Nissan LEAF is a best-selling EV in history.

For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during

About Nashville Public Library
Nashville Public Library maintains a collection of 2 million items, including books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and downloadable books, cinema and music. The Library also offers some-more than 800 public-use computers, giveaway art exhibits, educational programs, events for all ages, 24/7 anxiety assistance, online databases, interlibrary loan and special collections. The Metro Archives, housed within NPL, owns 5 million ancestral documents. Equal entrance is supposing by a Talking Library audio reading use for a imitation infirm and Library Services for a Deaf and Hard of Hearing. For some-more information, call (615) 862-5800 or revisit

About a Nashville Public Library Foundation
The Nashville Public Library Foundation is a committed village of leaders, learners and innovative achievers dedicated to ancillary and lenient one of a city’s biggest resources—Nashville Public Library. Founded in 1997 as a 501c3 organization, NPLF has lifted some-more than $41 million to allege a impact and strech of NPL programs and initiatives. For some-more information on NPLF or to make a gift, revisit


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Darla Turner
Nissan Corporate Communications
(615) 725-5432

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