Maryville Huddle

We are a large group coordinating and working with other area huddles, Blount County United, SURG-BC,SCNW, Love Trumps Hate-Knoxville, WMC-Power Through TN, and other groups. We also have subdivisions/small huddle groups that focus on a number of important issues.

The whole group supports the suggested actions of the smaller groups.


Jan 17th Mon 12:45 PM: MLK Community March. Gather at MLK Community Center, 209 East Franklin Street, Alcoa. March to the Clayton Center, Maryville College.

Jan 17th Mon 2-3PM: MLK Community Celebration. Speaker: Mr. Cassius Cash, Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Location: Nutt Theatre, Clayton Center, Maryville College, 502 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville

Jan 19th, Wed 10AM: Alcoa Satellite Club. Drew Goins, Pastor and Life Center Director at First Baptist Church, will talk about the warming center at the church to meet the needs of Blount County’s homeless community. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 846 5258 9722, Passcode: 981090

Jan 22nd, Sat 11:45AM: Blount County NAACP Meeting. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 861 6339 3048. This meeting is followed by the BC United Meeting at 1PM. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 844 9797 2117.

Jan 27th, Thurs 3:30 PM: Frederick Douglass Day 2002: Collective Actions for Black History: The Principles, Rituals, and Research Agendas of Douglass Day. In this presentation, FDD Co-Directors Denise Burgher and Jim Casey will share the principles, rituals, and collective research agendas that have driven the launch and growth of this international digital humanities project over the past six years. Participation is free. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Jan 27th Thurs 7-9 PM: Maryville Huddle Meeting: Update on Kingston Coal Ash Spill. Speaker is Ms. Jamie Satterfield, the former Knoxville New Sentinel reporter, who followed the story of the spill and its effects on clean-up workers for years. Join Zoom Meeting .

Meeting ID: 895 4588 8666, Passcode: 061690

Feb 2nd Wed: First Day to Request an Absentee By-Mail Ballot for the May 3rd Primary Election.

Future Huddle Meeting Dates: We will continue to meet via Zoom on the last Thursday of the month. No meetings in November and December 2021. 2022 Meeting Dates: Jan 27th (Update on Kingston Coal Ash Spill), Feb 24th (Equity Alliance), Mar 31st (TN General Assembly Update - tentative), Apr 28th, etc.