COVID-19 Pandemic and Fighting Through the Fear

Atwood Talks, fashioned after the popular Ted Talks, will feature nationally renowned speakers from around the nation who will address a litany of COVID-19 pandemic related topics in an exciting and high-impact format. Each virtual presentation will last between 15-20 minutes. Each month beginning August 2020, scholars and researchers, educators and clergy, business and political leaders, and scientists will discuss some of today’s most vexing social issues. Atwood Talks will examine the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on: the student achievement gap, digital divide, health disparities, wealth disparities, criminal sentencing and crime, food insecurity, commerce and small businesses, low-wage workforce, and racism-related stress, to cite a few topics.

Revised fall 2020 list of speakers include:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. (EST) | C. David Moody, Jr.

Title: COVID-19 Pandemic and Fighting Through the Fear 

Zoom ID: 868 5975 8470 | Passcode: 733338

David Moody, Jr., is the president and chief executive officer of C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc. His company, a Black Enterprise BE 100s listed company for several consecutive years, is one of the most successful black-owned construction companies. Recognized as one of the largest African-American-owned construction companies in America, the company continues to thrive in regional and national markets. For instance, Moody’s company has appeared every year on Black Enterprise magazine’s “Top 100” list of the nation’s largest Black-owned industrial/services companies for over 20 years. The Atlanta Business Chronicle continually ranks his firm as one of Atlanta’s top-25 commercial contractors and top 100 private companies. For nearly three decades, C.D. Moody Construction Inc. has safely built more than 150 commercial projects. These projects are valued at more than $2 billion. A short list of some of Moody’s recent projects include: the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium; The Cyclorama at the Atlanta History Center; and the Maynard Jackson International Concourse at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Moody is a graduate of both Morehouse College and Howard University.