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Diversity Dialogue

The Diversity Dialogues are a series of conversations, and an annual symposium, led by faculty, staff, a facilitator, or a panel, who have expertise in the topic. The purpose of these events is to provide a safe space for students and the UT community to discuss critical topics in regards to race, culture, gender, stereotypes, multiple identities, diversity and multiculturalism in our community and the around the world. These dialogues cover a wide range of topics. Sample topics include: Bi-Racial and Multi-Racial Students and Individuals, Stereotypes and Media Representation affecting Cultural Relations, LGBTQ and the Church, Assimilation of Minority Groups in America, Living Between Cultures, and Whiteness and White Privilege, Interception of Identities.

On October 19th, Multicultural Student Life and Diversity Educators will host:  Diversity Dialogue Symposium – Strengthening the Stars & Stripes: Reweaving the Social Fabrics of America

The Symposium will be a day filled with drop-in sessions for participants to delve deeper in to topics related to diversity, intersectionality, and one’s own personal identity. Every hour will offer a unique topic that will consist of an interactive dialogue. Participants will also have the opportunity to come together over brunch and keynote from a local community member on Propelling Social Justice by Promoting the Importance of Unity, Community, and Intersectionality.

For more information, email Ronni Williams at ronni@utk.edu, or call (865) 974-6861.

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