Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers hosts Homeland Security Summit

Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers will host a Homeland Security Summit at Trevecca Nazarene University on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Beavers said that for too long, communities have been put in harm’s way by liberal immigration policies that have brought unvetted refugees into our communities and made us unsafe.

“No more!” the Republican candidate declared. “I am committed to pushing back against Washington, D.C. and demanding that anyone coming into our state from outside America be thoroughly vetted to make sure they want to be a part of our great nation and what it stands for.
“The terrorist threat from radical Islam not only impacts other countries or major cities in our own country — that threat is also targeted at our communities and our families in Tennessee.”

National and international speakers Bill Warner, Ph.D., Cathy Hinners and John Guandolo will address important security issues being faced today.

Warner, a respected expert on political Islam who founded the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI) to further explore and educate about Islamic ideology and its ]ramifications for Western Civilization, will discuss “Using the Right Words — Language and Doctrine.”

Hinners, a decorated, retired police officer of 20 years, will present “The Threat in our Backyard.” While active, she developed a course on Middle Eastern Crime, Culture and Community and delivered it to thousands of law enforcement officers across the country. Hinners was also a contract instructor with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, delivering training to the National Guard, New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on Weapons of Mass Destruction and bomb recognition. She is the founder of

Guandolo will talk about “Understanding the Threat.” He is the founder of, an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state and local     leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community to defeat the enemy. He served with 2d Battalion 2d Marines as an Infantry Platoon Commander in combat Operations Desert Shield/Storm; served in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company as a Platoon Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and the unit’s Airborne and Diving Officer, among other military endeavors.

Tickets for the summit range from $25 to $200 and are available through eventbrite. com. Trevecca Nazarene University is located at 333 Murfreesboro Pike. The event will be held in the Boone Building.

Wanda Southerland
Contributor to The News