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Diversity Matters Lunch and Learn Series

  •  June 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Walking the Walk: DEI in Staff Performance Reviews presented by Mary Lucal, Human Resources, Janelle Coleman, Diversity and Engagement, Elizabeth Greene, Library Administrative Services, and Lamar Bryant, Associate Dean of Students

Beginning in 2021, staff will be evaluated on diversity and inclusion as part of their daily work performance. Join a panel of colleagues who are working through this new experience with leaders and staff, and also learn how your unit’s Diversity Action Plan can be a helpful tool in making the connection between diversity, inclusion, and our everyday work lives!

  •  July 6, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Empathy is a Choice presented by David Dupper, College of Social Work

This session will explore the potential of empathy in enhancing our understanding of and compassion towards individuals and groups to which one does not belong.

  •  July 22, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

A Call to Action: Strategies for Enhancing Anti-Racist Work presented by Dorian McCoy, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

This interactive session will engage participants in further developing strategies on how they can advance social justice, equity, and anti-racist work.

Registration the Diversity Matters Lunch and Learn will be in K@TE. We want to make registration as easy as possible for you. Take a second to log into K@TE. Once you have logged into K@TE, return to this email and click or tap on the session title(s) below for the sessions you would like to attend. Confirm your registration by clicking or tapping “Request” to register.

(If you have additional questions contact: Lorna Hollowell at lhollo11@utk.edu)