Diversity Activities

The UT Libraries Diversity Committee hosts and participates in a number of campus-wide activities to promote civility and awareness of diversity issues.

Activities and Events for 2014-2015

2015 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet  – February 20, 2015

The 2015 Experience Diversity Banquet CCI Diversity Award recipient is Dr. Tom Kim, founder and director of the Free Medical Clinic of America based in Knoxville. Dr. Kim is a passionate advocate for those who cannot afford medical treatment and has started five free medical clinics to serve their needs.

The 2015 Keynote Speaker is John Onuoha, an inspirational speaker/performer and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He is currently director of project/product portfolio management at OptumInsight, a UnitedHealth Group Company in St. Louis, Missouri.

10th Annual Black Issues Conference – February 7, 2015 (photos)

Members of the Diversity Committee (Anne Hulse, Cathy Jenkins, Megan Venable, Michelle Brannen, Thura Mack and Jessie Abernathy) were invited to present at the 10th Annual Black Issues Conference at the University Center. Their presentation titled “Standing your ground: Do online conversations matter or make a difference?” was given to an audience of about 20 students and included participation by Vice Chancellor for Diversity Rickey Hall. The UT Libraries Diversity Committee has participated in the Black Issues Conference for several years.

2014 Komen Race for the Cure – October 18, 2014

Disabilities History Month – October 2014

University Center display case – September 29-October 6, 2014

Disabilities 101 – September 18, 2014

2014 Life of the Mind: Daytripper – Culture Corner

Welcome Week diversity table – August 22, 2014

Tour and Overview of Libraries’ Assistive Technologies and Equipment areas – July 17, 2014

Past Activities