The library and Chattanooga State will be closed Monday, January 17th for the King Holiday. The King holiday, first observed in 1986, was changed by Congress in 1994 as a National Day of Service. Observed
each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,”
MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of
service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their
communities. Find out more about MLK Day at MLKDAY.gov Because of COVID-19, the City of Chattanooga is promoting a donation drop off for the 17th. Chattanooga State will have a virtual presentation on the 17th.
The City of Chattanooga will host a donation drive drop-off at City Hall. Honoring the 2022 theme of "The Beloved Community..It Starts with Me!," the city's department of equity and community engagement are asking for specific donations. See the image below for more details:
State, in the Bond Arts and Culture Series, will have a virtual
presentation on Monday, January 17th at 11:00 am that addresses
diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, in action on campuses across TBR.
Current Maxine Smith Fellow, Dr. Quincy Jenkins, will facilitate a discussion with his Fellow counterparts, Barbara Scales from Motlow State Community College, and LaNecca Williams from Austin Peay State University. The topic of the discussion will be "It Starts With Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice in Higher Education."
Also, Dr. Wendy Thompson, TBR’s Vice Chancellor of Organizational Effectiveness, will share historical context on the Maxine Smith Fellows program and its connection to DEI and the “It Starts With Me” theme.
Check out your January 12 ChattState email on how to join this session.