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Diversity Events 2013-2014

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2014 International Festival (photos)

The Diversity Committee staffed a table at UT’s International Festival on April 11, 2014. The festival is sponsored by the International House, and our theme this year was Disability Resources.

2014 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet (photos)

The College of Communication and Information held its annual Experience Diversity Banquet on February 21, 2014. The keynote speaker is Robin Wilhoit, news anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville. Wilhoit also received the 2014 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.

Safe Zone Training: Empowering LGBT Allies

The Library hosted this training session offered by UT’s Employee & Organizational Development on February 11, 2014. The training uses activities and discussion to encourage participants to reflect on their own attitudes about gender and sexuality and to become aware of different forms of discrimination faced by LGBT individuals.

9th Annual Black Issues Conference  (photos)

The Diversity Committee presented a session on February 1, 2014 entitled “‘I hate it when… I would like it if…’: Scandalous College Stereotypes.” Attendees explored college stereotypes through games and activities with the hope of increasing awareness of the impact stereotypes have in our community.

2013 Komen Race for the Cure (photos)

The UT Libraries Diversity Committee sponsored a team for this event, which took place on October 26, 2013, and raised the second highest amount of money for a team in the race.

Race for the Cure Salad Bar / Raffle Fundraiser (photos)

The Diversity Committee organized a salad bar lunch on October 3, 2013 for library staff to help raise funds for the Libraries’ Race for the Cure Team.  Staff participated in a raffle for prizes, and we were able to raise over $1,000 for the team.

VolAware Street Fair

The VolAware Street Fair was October 2, 2013. The Diversity Committee participated with an activity for students to create their own stress balls and by promoting our DeStress for Success activities.

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