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Reflecting on our Foundations: Native Stories and Voices
October 8, 2020 | Noon-1:30

In this unique moment of national reckoning on racial injustice, we should expand the conversation to include Native Americans. Join moderator Dr. Jerry Roberson, and panelists Heather Hall, Joseph Owle, Robin Reed, and Dr. Natalie Welch to discuss this complex topic. UT Libraries’ Diversity Committee and the Native American Student Association have convened this panel to bring authoritative voices to this nation dialog. All panelists have Indigenous ancestry; most are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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UT Libraries George Floyd Statement here

Libraries Diversity Statement

The University Libraries of Tennessee Libraries is committed to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make people and communities unique. The UT Libraries puts this concept into action by intentionally creating and sustaining inclusive environments, fostering partnerships, facilitating conversations, and modeling behaviors that promote and celebrate individual and collective achievement.

We strive to provide excellent services, access to information, and outreach to our community of users regardless of: age; cognitive style; culture; ability; economic background; education; ethnicity; gender identity; geographic background; immigration and asylum-seeking status; marital status; physical appearance; political affiliation; race; religious beliefs; sexual orientation. The UT libraries is committed to providing spaces for our community of users to connect, collaborate, and learn inside and outside of the classroom.

Vol Vision 2020 – Priority 6 Diversity and Inclusion: Enhance Diversity and Inclusion

UT Libraries Strategic Plan – 1.4; 4.3; 4.4

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