Diversity Committee Events 2019 – 2020


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

Moderator and panelists bios

Join moderator Dr. Jerry Roberson, and panelists Heather Hall, Joseph Owle, Robin Reed, and Dr. Natalie Welch to discuss the complex but necessary work of addressing deep historical injustices inflicted on Native Americans. In partnership with the Native American Student Association.

Join us on Zoom: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/93898850866


How to be an Anti-Racist from Theory to Practice
September 17, 2020 | Noon-1:30

Moderator and panelists bios

Join panelists Dr. Kirsten A. Gonzalez, Dr. Camille Hall, and Clarence L. Vaughn III along with moderator Shaina V. Destine to discuss the complex but necessary work of putting theoretical Antiracism into practice. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Pride Center.


Difficult Conversations on Financial Literacy
September 16, 2019 | Noon-1:30
Hodges Library, Mary Greer room

Moderator and panelists bios

Please join us for an honest conversation about the perils and pitfalls as well as the benefits and rewards that borrowing money for college can lead to. Learn from professionals in the industry as well as wellness counselors about what is really involved when incurring student debt.


Dr. Aisha Johnson-Jones
February 20, 2019 | 3-4 pm

Dr. Johnson-Jones is an assistant professor and the program director of archives and records management at North Carolina Central University. It was while Johnson-Jones was doing research on increasing African-American diversity in archives that she, by chance, found information about the historic Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program. Rosenwald, a merchant and philanthropist, was inspired to help educate African-Americans in the South after he read a copy of Up from Slavery. Johnson-Jones is the author of, The African American Struggle of Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program. The lecture is co-hosted by the School of Information Sciences, UT Libraries, and the Office of Multicultural Student Life.

Culture Corner

The 2020-2021 Culture Corner offers resources and materials that explore Native American cultures and traditions.

Atlas of Indian Nations book cover