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Diversity Committee

UT Libraries Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes November 16, 2017

Present: Thura Mack, Megan Venable, Elizabeth Greene, Peter Fernandez, Anne Hulse, Sarah Green, Sarah Mallory, Melanie Allen, Cathy Jenkins, Trey Hobson.


Elizabeth and Thura to meet with the CHEW to discuss the spring Lunch and Learn on consent, likely to be held during Sex Week.


New Diversity Resident Liz Zepeda will start on November 27, and her office will be on the 5th floor.


There will be no meeting in December, but we will hold a potluck lunch on January 18th. A form will be circulated for people to sign up to bring food.


Megan to reserve space for 2018 meetings:

January 18 – Hodges 605

February 15 – Hodges 605

March 15 – Hodges 605

April 19 – Hodges 605

May 17 – Hodges 605

June 21 – Hodges 605

July 19 – Hodges 605

August 16 – Hodges 605

September 20 – Hodges 605


Feedback coming soon on the latest Lunch and Learn.


Trey suggested a Lunch and Learn on sports. Thura will reach out to her contact in athletics and get suggestions on a potential discussion leader.


Black Issues conference has called for papers. The event will be held February 3 in AMB 10 – 4 PM. Let Thura know by 12/18 if you would like to participate. Some potential topics discussed were: national anthem/kneeling, fatigue in continuing to battle racism, and gentrification.



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