UT Commission for Blacks and The UT College of Law Hosts Panel on Retaining African Americans in Knoxville! 11/10 10a-noon interview on The Hubert Smith Radio Show.
Support for WUTK comes from listeners like you and the non-profit University of Tennessee Commission for Blacks. Who along with The UT College of Law Community Committee are seeking to bridge the gap between UT’s African American community, and the city of Knoxville … by hosting a discussion panel, “Engaging your City: Retention of African Americans in Knoxville.” … Tuesday November 12th, at noon, in Room 135 of The UT Law School Building. It’s open to the public and lunch will be provided on a first come first serve basis.
Guest panelists include City of Knoxville Mayor Madaline Rogero (ROW-HAIR-OH), Phyllis Nichols … Knoxville Area Urban League President, Rickey Hall … Vice Chancellor for diversity, Buzz Goss … community developer, and WVLT – TV’s Sharee Gilbert with emcee the event.
Background: African American students at UT tend to have one goal in mind - getting out of Knoxville immediately after graduation. According to a survey by the commission, many students find the culture to be somewhat unwelcoming and with limited job prospects. The city and commission share a goal of stipping this "brain drain" and fostering akdiverse city. Panelists will discuss steps to be taken to retain African Americans.
More info about “ Engaging your city: Retention of African Americans in Knoxville” at noon on November 12th at The UT LAW school BUILDING, is at the UT Commission for Blacks web page and Facebook page. Also at WUTK RADIO DOT COM
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