NAACP Annual Jubilee Celebration Is New Year's Day

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Chattanooga Hamilton County Branch of the NAACP invites the community to attend the Annual Jubilee Celebration which will be held Monday, Jan. 1, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Reverend Earnest L. Reid Jr., pastor, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Second Missionary Baptist Church is at 2305 E. Third St.  

The keynote speaker will be Minister Ronald Harris. This years theme is “Release These Shackles From Our Feet”. The scripture and biblical references are taken from Ezekiel 1:15-22 and Ezekiel 10:9-19.  

Ronald Harris is the vice president of Diversity and Inclusion for BlueCross and Blue Shield of Tennessee.  His role at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is to cultivate a corporate culture where diversity and inclusion are aligned with the company's corporate strategies and values. He provides strategic leadership and counsel for diversity initiatives within the organization, including diversity awareness training, recruitment, cultural competency training, employee development and community outreach.

Mr. Harris has served in various management roles at BlueCross for 30 years, and is also a co-founder of the BlueCross BlueShield Association Diversity Alliance. The Alliance acts as a resource to share best practices and address diversity awareness and community outreach across the country. He earned a nomination for the Robert Shaw Symbol of Hope Award and has been featured in the Equal Opportunity Publication and African American Career World magazines.

In 2015, Mr. Harris was recognized by the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute as one of the top five men promoting women in Chattanooga. He frequently serves as an expert speaker at business functions and conferences nationwide on diversity topics that impact the workplace. His presentations address issues such as generational diversity, disability awareness, stereotypes, effective cross-cultural communication, religion in the workplace and the business case for diversity. 

The participants will be Second Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Dr. Reverend Earnest L. Reid Jr., pastor; Second Missionary Baptist Church Usher Board, Dr. Reverend L. Reid Jr., pastor; World Church of the Living God Youth Drama Department, Robin Angel-director and Reverend Allan L. Harrington, pastor; MaKenzie Ballard – soloist-The National Black Anthem, member of The World’s Church of the Living God; the Chattanooga Hamilton County Branch (Executive Committee, Membership Committee, Political Action Committee, Freedom Fund Committee).



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