TALS executive director speaker in next Honors Lecture Series at APSU

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Erik Cole, executive director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services and an elected member of Nashville Metro City Council, will be the next speaker in the Honors Lecture Series at Austin Peay State University.

Cole will present “Housing First: New Directions in Solving the Inconvenient Issue of Homelessness” at 12:45pm, Thursday, December 2nd in the Honors Commons building on the APSU main campus. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

As executive director of TALS, Cole works to support the equal justice system in Tennessee, ensuring that every low-income state resident has timely access to the legal system.

A native of Nashville, he also is chair of the Metropolitan Nashville Homelessness Commission. He serves on several community and nonprofit boards and committees focused on affordable housing, sustainable development and equal rights.

In addition, Cole represents District 7 in east Nashville and south Inglewood on the Nashville Metro City Council. Elected in 2003, he is serving his second four-year term. Currently, he is chair of the Convention, Tourism and Public Entertainment Facilities Committee.

For more information, contact Dr. Linda Barnes, director of APSU’s Honors Program, at 931-221-7119 or .