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2020-2021 Diversity Events

A full list of Diversity and Inclusion Events can be found on the UTK calendar

March Events 

Community Engagement Seminar Series: A Multidisciplinary Systems Approach to Community Engagement

When: March 18, at 2pm

This workshop will examine social, economic, and civil systems that frame community engagement efforts and explore how to work within these systems in a multidisciplinary manner to advance shared goals with community partners.

Register for the series here.

Legends Lecture Series featuring Loretta Devine

When: Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Life, in collaboration with the Black Cultural Programming Committee, for our Annual Legends Lecture. This event seeks to highlight an African American who has made major contributions to the Black community through media, art, sports, and other forms of culture.

Register for the series here.

Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design

When: Tuesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30pm

Disabled people are one of the largest underrepresented groups, numbering over 1.3 billion worldwide. Organizations that choose to invest in disability inclusion gain access to a larger audience, provide a better experience for both disabled and non-disabled members, and facilitate growth and innovation. Join us for an engaging presentation on Haben’s journey as a disability rights advocate and how we can make UT Knoxville more inclusive.

Register for the Disability & Innovation: The Universal Benefits of Inclusive Design here.

Lighting Your Path: Workshops on Cultivating Career Advancement Opportunities 

When: Tuesday, March 30, 1:30-3:30pm

Join The Commission for Women for an afternoon (or just 20 minutes!) of focused career advancement workshops.After a short keynote from Gretchen Neisler, Vice Provost for the Center for Global Engagement, guests are invited to rotate between up to three 20-minute workshops of their choosing.

  • STAR Stories for Interviews
  • Resume/Cover Letters
  • Invisible Labor
  • Searching for a job during COVID-19
  • Developing Professionally at UT
  • Empowerment through Self Care
  • Inclusivity in the Workplace

Register for the Lighting Your Path workshops here. 

April Events 

When: April 1, at 4:30pm

Generating Justice Spring Speaker Series 2021: Being Again: A Penetrating Study of how the Words of James Baldwin continue to have Relevance Today. A Facebook Live Event featuring Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of the Department of African American Studies, a program he first became involved with shaping as a doctoral candidate in Religion at Princeton.

See more on the Facebook Live event.