Bond Arts & Culture Series Presents African American Film Festival

February 16, 2021 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release

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Chattanooga State Community College continues its celebration of Black History Month with a series of African American 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 February 16-18. See times and Zoom login information below.


BlackKklansman // February 16 @ 6 p.m.

Discussion with Criminal Investigator Chuck Martin and Dr. Robert Robinson

Speaker Information: Mr. Martin is a criminal investigator with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office in Decatur, GA and owner of TeamCKP, LLC with over 22 years of progressive law enforcement experience. Dr. Robinson has a 15-year background in managing and leading diversity initiatives in higher education.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 953 1296 4692 | Passcode 852591


Good Trouble // February 17 @ 12 p.m.

Discussion with Bettie Mae Fikes, the “Voice of Selm”

Speaker Information: Bettie Mae Fikes, known as the “Voice of Selma,” marched with John Lewis during the Civil Rights Movement. She is an academic lecturer who has delivered moving speeches about diversity and civil rights in the U.S. and Canada.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 961 0342 7129| Passcode 239593


If Beale Street Could Talk // February 17 @ 1:15 p.m.

Discussion with Chattanooga State BOSS Director Amanda Jordan and her husband Pastor JaMichael Jordan

Speaker Information: Amanda Jordan is the coordinator of Chattanooga State’s Building Outstanding Student Scholars (BOSS) program and her husband, JaMichael Jordan, pastors a local church in the community.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 962 9819 0739| Passcode 035761


I Am Not Your Negro // February 17 @ 6 p.m.

Discussion with Dr. Felysha Jenkins and Chaplain Chris Jones

Speaker Information: Dr. Jenkins holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and has more than 15 years of teaching experience providing expertise in diversity and inclusion initiatives. She serves as an Early College outreach specialist at Chattanooga State. Chris Jones is an entrepreneur, clinical chaplain and mediator who has a passion for organizing and addressing matters related to Black men and mental health and creating safe spaces for marginalized communities and voices.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 990 7212 6358| Passcode 408347


See You Yesterday // February 18 @ 12 p.m.

Discussion with the writer of the film Stefon Bristol

Speaker Information: Stefon Bristol, a graduate of Morehouse College and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, became a collaborator with Oscar-winning mentor Spike Lee to adapt Bristol’s 17-minut thesis, See You Yesterday, which screened at 35 film festivals.



Boss - The Black Experience in Business // February 18 @ 1:15 p.m.

Discussion with Avanade’s Jamal Pope and Jonathan Norris from the U.S. Bank

Speaker Information: Jamal Pope is the manager of growth and strategies at Avanade’s focusing on ventures and creates partnerships between startup companies and Avanade’s clients. Jonathan Norris is the lead business analyst of issue management for mortgage consumers and business banking at U.S. Bank and leads team efforts to build technology solutions that transform business processes.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 940 1054 0332| Passcode 741844


Blacking Up - Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity // February 18 @ 6 p.m.

Discussion with Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University

Speaker Information: Dr. Dr. Emdin is an associate professor at Columbia University where he also serves as director of the science education program and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. As the creator of #HipHopEd social media movement, his topics also include hip-hop education, STEM, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment.

WATCH>> | Meeting ID 955 8776 3622 | Passcode 375091



Black Health & Wellness // February 24 @ 12 p.m.

Dr. Jameta Barlow will discuss wellness and disparities in African American health

Speaker Information: Dr. Barlow is a community health psychologist and an assistant professor of writing in the George Washington University’s Writing Program and Women’s Leadership Program.

DISCUSSION PANEL>> | Meeting ID 977 4903 2216| Passcode 315987

For more information about these events, please contact Stracee Jones at (423) 697-2409 or by email