CIVIQ: Creative Resiliency During COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020

Chattanooga Design Studio announces its next 2020 installment of CIVIQ: A Speaker Series Honoring Robert Taylor.  CIVIQ is a free quarterly speaker series that showcases visionary practitioners in other cities to connect the Chattanooga community with national and international trends in urban design. COVID-19 has changed the way we interact, socialize, and learn from each other and as such, CIVIQ is adapting and moving online, said officials.

The two-part virtual CIVIQ event will be held Thursday. At 4 p.m. there will be a virtual networking Happy (Half) Hour featuring a cocktail class with Kaleena Goldsworthy-Warnock of The Bitter Bottle. This happy hour is followed by the main event, an interactive live webinar from 4:30-5:45 p.m., focusing on the challenges, opportunities, and creative resiliency that the community is faced with during COVID-19. Participants will hear from five members of the community that offer unique perspectives shedding light into how the public, personal, community, and civic health have been affected by this pandemic and how these leaders are finding ways to be creatively resilient during this time and in the future.

Ann Coulter will moderate the panel consisting of Dr. Michele Pickett, Dr. Greg Heath, Jermaine Freeman, and Michael Stone. A native Chattanoogan, Ms. Coulter is principal of A. Coulter Consulting with an extensive and reputable background in the urban planning and downtown redevelopment of Chattanooga. Dr. Michele Pickett is the founding physician and executive director of LifeSpring community Health, a faith-based community health organization that was founded to address the health care needs of uninsured children. Dr. Heath is Guerry Professor in the Public Health Program at UTC and serves on the Hamilton County COVID-19 Task Force.  He also serves as an adjunct professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Heath was formerly a lead health scientist with the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mr. Freeman serves as deputy chief of staff for the city of Chattanooga. He was recently an economic development officer, and prior to that the civic engagement coordinator and holds an MBA from UTC and BA from Morehouse College.  Mr. Stone currently serves as the director of Innovative Learning for the Public Education Foundation in Chattanooga. He played a central role in the development of the first Fab Lab in the state of Tennessee in 2014, and has since led an effort to open digital fabrication labs, dubbed “Volkswagen eLabs,” in 16 public schools in Hamilton County. 

This event is free and open to the public, please register for the virtual Happy (Half) Hour and the Live Webinar via https://www.chattanoogastudio.com/civiq or Chattanooga Design Studio’s Facebook Events page. 


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Greater Dalton Habitat for Humanity would like to thank local business man Terry Ross for donating a 14-ft. box truck, two Hyster forklifts and several pallets of flooring. "Terry has been a supporter of Habitat for several years, and we truly appreciate him helping us to build more homes and hope," officials said. "These donations will help the Habitat ReStore tremendously. ... (click for more)

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