The WHO behind the 2021 Glass Street LIVE Block Party

The 2021 Glass Street Live planning process has shifted to an all-volunteer and resident-led steering committee that are driving the decisions that are making this year’s block party amazing.

Each year at our annual block party, Glass Street LIVE, great effort is made to bring in new entertainment, new partners, and new experiences that will make this community celebration unique and memorable year over year. 2021 is no exception as we plan to roll out details in the next few weeks!

What is also new this year that many won’t see is what is happening behind the scenes right now and in the months leading up to the big day. Chattanooga Neighborhoods Arts Partnership (ChattaNAP or CNAP) has partnered with us this year and we are thrilled to co-create this event with them. With the event planning process shifted to an all-volunteer and resident-led steering committee, the Glass House Collective staff are proud to stay involved in an active and supportive role while the committee guides the vision on everything from marketing and logistics to volunteer recruitment and booking entertainment and activities.

COVID-19 protocols are in place and we even have a health committee (s/o to Anthony Watkins) leading the efforts on working to provide a vaccine clinic at the event.

Making residents the backbone of Glass Street LIVE started in 2019 with the turn toward a structure of shared power and shared responsibility. We did not host Glass Street LIVE in 2020 due to COVID-19. We are excited to be back at it! This committee-led structure also creates opportunities for these emerging leaders and community organizers to get hands-on experience in the process of working collectively toward a shared goal. These same skills can be put to good use in so many other aspects of community mobilizing and organizing in the neighborhood throughout the year.

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The 2021 Glass Street LIVE Steering Committees:

Marketing Committee – This committee helps secure media spots, gets the word out on social media, and hands out event flyers. Pastor JaMichael Jordan, Justine Jones, Tina Stewart

Entertainment Committee: This committee is responsible for securing all the musical acts for the day such as poets, dancers, rappers, musical acts, and DJ. Serving on this committee are: Deborah Bledsoe,  Erika Roberts, Ric Morris

Activities Committee: This committee is responsible for securing all the activities throughout the day, especially the Kid’s Corner: Serving on this committee are:  Audrey McClure, Lynesha Lake, Daniel Gamble, Teal Thibaud, Anthony Watkins (health)

Logistics Committee: This committee is responsible for setting the event up and taking it back down. Street closures, what goes where, and who does what. Serving on this committee are: Rosalyn Stewart, Tina Stewart, Tara Poole, Daniel Gamble

Volunteer Committee: This committee works to recruit and schedule all the event volunteers who will be working in different capacities on the day of the block party. Serving on this committee are: Alan Shropshire, Joyce Watson, Daniel Gamble, Erika

Vendor Committee: This committee works to secure vendors in our market place include food vendors, pop-ups, and non-profit booths. Serving on this committee are: Mimi Dunigan

2021 Committee includes: Ricardo Morris, Tina Stewart, Rosalyn Stewart, Mimi Dunigan, Pastor JaMichael Jordan, Audrey McClure, Deborah Bledsoe
Ricardo Nache, Lynesha Lake, Rose Prince, Justine Jones, Katherlyn Geter, Wayne Brown, Myra Cook, Levar Wilson, Joe Lautigar, Ericka Holmes, C-Grimey
Anthony Watkins, Sasse, Bishop Freddie Hambrick, Gail McKeel, Terry Williams, Daniel Gamble, Tara Poole, Erika Roberts, Lynesha Lake, and Teal Thibaud

Shout out to our 2019 Committee:  Glenda Welcher, Belinda, Darrell Martin, Carmen Davis, Reggie Campbell, David Raley, Rocksand Martin, Joel Tippins, Tinica Caperton, Janette Richie, Dr. Holmes, Carlos Hampton, Alan Shropshire, Joyce Watson, Erika Roberts, Justine Jones, Deborah Bledsoe, Gail MckKeel, Joe Latiuger, and Greg Alford

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