Bond Arts And Culture Series Honors Black History Month At Chattanooga State

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State
Dr. Adonijah Bakari will present Hidden Facts and Truths About Black History on Feb. 10
Dr. Adonijah Bakari will present Hidden Facts and Truths About Black History on Feb. 10

In honor of Black History Month, Chattanooga State will present a series of virtual events open to the campus and community during February.  

The Bond Arts & Culture Series, The Ties That Bond, will kick off February with a Tribute to C.C. Bond, a video presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 3. The late Dr. Claude C. Bond was a longtime educator and activist known in the community for his work toward improving race relations. Viewers may log on at any point and watch the tribute here

Dr. Adonijah Bakari will present Hidden Facts and Truths About Black History, a BHM seminar, covering African history, culture, religion, and philosophical thoughts on Feb. 10 from noon-1:30 p.m. This presentation can be accessed on zoom.us. Enter Meeting ID 985 6875 5992 with Passcode 272121. Dr. Bakari, a Temple University graduate with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, is the chair of Middle Tennessee State University’s Africana Studies Program and the co-founder and co-director of Brother-to-Brother, a Nashville-based initiative that seeks to empower young men, their families and communities through social service, economic development and educational enrichment programs. An international traveler, Dr. Bakari has visited African nations and studied in Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru and Australia. 

An amazing lineup of films will offer individuals the chance to view seven films streaming now on Hulu, Netflix or PBS. Students and employees of Chattanooga State can access most of the films for free through the Kolwyck Library & Information Commons (KLIC). Panel discussions will be hosted during the “African American Film Festival” scheduled for Feb. 16-18. See times and Zoom login information below.  

On Feb. 24, Dr. Jameta Barlow will discuss Black Health and Wellness. 

Movie Panel Discussions: 
 
BlackKklansman // Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. 
Discussion with Criminal Investigator Chuck Martin 
WATCH>> https://bit.ly/3onwP9b | Meeting ID 953 1296 4692 | Passcode 852591 
 
Good Trouble // Feb. 17 at noon.  
Discussion with Bettie Mae Fikes, the “Voice” of Selma 
WATCH>> https//bit.ly/3a8DK0Q | Meeting ID 961 0342 7129| Passcode 239593 
 
If Beale Street Could Talk // Feb. 17 at 1:15 p.m. 
Discussion with Chattanooga State BOSS Director Amanda Jordan and her husband Pastor JaMichael Jordan 
WATCH>> https://bit.ly/2YkFZsG | Meeting ID 962 9819 0739| Passcode 035761 
 
I Am Not Your Negro // Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. 
Discussion with Dr. Felysha Jenkins and Chaplain Chris Jones 
WATCH>>  https://bit.ly/3cl1sKk | Meeting ID 990 7212 6358| Passcode 408347 
 
See You Yesterday // Feb. 18 at noon 
Discussion with the writer of the film Stefon Bristol 
WATCH>> https://www.netflix.com/  
 
Boss - The Black Experience in Business // Feb. 18 at 1:15 p.m. 
Discussion with Avanade’s Jamal Pope and Jonathan Norris from the U.S. Bank 
WATCH>> https://bit.ly/3t62O1h | Meeting ID 940 1054 0332| Passcode 741844 
 
Blacking Up - Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity // Feb. 18 at noon 
Discussion with Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University 
WATCH>> https://bit.ly/3iXhAml | Meeting ID 955 8776 3622 | Passcode 375091 
 
Final Event: 
 
Black Health & Wellness // Feb. 24 at noon 
Dr. Jameta Barlow will discuss wellness and disparities in African American health 
DISCUSSION PANEL>> zoom.us | Meeting ID 977 4903 2216| Passcode 315987 
 
For more information about these events, contact Stacee Jones at 423-697-2409 or by email stracee.jones@chattanoogastate.edu.


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