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About the Conference

The purpose of this conference is to offer a forum for research and discussion of issues affecting the African-American culture. This conference features a nationally known keynote speaker; in addition to a diverse set of workshops and panel discussions led by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators and members of the local, regional and national communities. The conference is open to all students and takes place in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center at the University of Tennessee. The conference started in 2005, and now boasts an average of 300 participants. Pre-registration is required for participation in this event. This conference is a joint partnership between the NAACP-UT Chapter and the Office of Multicultural Student Life. Annually a host of diverse student organizations, university departments, and corporations help to sponsor this event.

Browse the contents of Black Issues Conference:

10th Annual Black Issues Conference
Stand Your Ground: The State of Black America Today
9th Annual Black Issues Conference, 2014
Scandal-LESS: Managing Crisis in Our Community
8th Annual Black Issues Conference, 2013
We Are America: Divided We Fall. Together We Stand.
7th Annual Black Issues Conference, 2012
Black in America: One Campus...One Community...Unified for One Cause
6th Annual Black Issues Conference, 2011
Black In America: Honoring The Past, Enhancing Our Future
5th Annual Black Issues Conference, 2010
Black in America: How Far We Have Come…Yet, So Far to Go