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CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week

September 23, 2019 - September 26, 2019

2019 CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week

Monday, September 23 – Money

Monday, September 23 – Money

Morning Session

Topic: “Student Finances”

Organizers: Alice Wirth, Beth Cole, Lauren Ziegler, Howard Grower

Moderator: Lauren Ziegler (Ph.D. Student, Anthropology & Admin. Coordinator I, ADPR)

Panelists: Leslie Godfrey, Financial Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners; Tim Woods, UT Associate Director of Financial Aid; Mark Geller, Director of Development, CCI
Shiela Hawkins, CCI PhD student; Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)

Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.


Afternoon Session

Topic: “Structural Inequality”

Organizers: Shannon Evans, Mark Geller, Sally McMillan

Moderators: Shannon Evans (Communication Studies student), Mark Geller (CCI Director of Development), Sally McMillan (Professor & Interim Director, ADPR)

Panelists: Frank Cuevas, UT Director of Student Housing; Chuck Jones, Executive Director, Commonwealth Charlotte Inc. and CCI BOV member; Karen Sullivan-Vance, UT Associate Vice Provost for Student Success

Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)

Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.


Keynote: Change the Subject
Reception: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Diane Kelly (Professor and Director, SIS)
Film Screening: Change the Subject: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
7:00-7:45 p.m. Keynote Panel Discussion with Dartmouth University filmmakers: Melissa Padilla, Oscar
Ruben Cornejo Casares, and Jill Baron
Location: Strong Hall 101

Tuesday, September 24 – Otherisms

Morning Session
Topic: “Othering: Tribalism in a Hashtag”
Organizers: Carolyn Hank, Hillary Tune
Moderators: Carolyn Hank (Assistant Professor, SIS), Hillary Tune (Communication Specialist, SIS)
Panelists:
Brandon Boatwright, CCI PhD Student
Saul Young, Knoxville News Sentinel
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 11:10 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.


Afternoon Session
Topic: “eVOLving and Belonging”
Organizers: Suzie Allard, Annie Ankamah, Beth Cole, Beth Meko
Moderators: Suzie Allard (Professor and Associate Dean of Research, CCI) and Annie Ankamah (Communication Studies student)
Panelists:
Edward Garnes, UT Doctoral Student
Julian Wright, UT Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Jonathan Chaffen, Communication Studies Student
Tenea Lowery, Assistant Director, Sorority & Fraternity Life
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 2:10-3:25 p.m.


Evening Session
Topic: Open Forum on “Immigration and the American Dream”
Organizers: CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society
Moderators: Annie Ankamah, Natheleen Wanjiru
Panelists:
Soriya Cooper, UTK Student
Brenda Guerrero, UTK Student
Abdalla Husain, UTK Student
Midben Nyawello, UTK Student
Zhang Xu, UTK Doctoral Student
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 5:05-6:20 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25 – Access and Consequences

Morning Session
Topic: “Roadblocks to Reproductive Care”
Organizers: John McNair (CCI Director of Technology), Hillary Tune (Communication Specialist, SIS)
Moderator: Emily Paskewitz (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies)
Panelists:
Wendi Mullins, Executive Director, A Step Ahead East Tennessee
Anita Blatnik, Nurse Practitioner, UTK Women’s Clinic
Gwendolyn Frymier (UT student, co-chair of SEAT)
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 10:05-11:05 a.m.


Afternoon Session
Topic: “Public Safety”
Organizers: Karli Sanders, Alice Wirth
Moderators: Karli Sanders (Marketing & Communication Specialist, CCI), Alice Wirth (CCI Lecturer & Director, DSLS)
Panelists:
Lindsey Gardner, UTK Police Sergeant
Michael Williams, UTK Police Officer
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 1:20-2:20 p.m.


Keynote: “How Diversity and Inclusion Are Changing The Workplace”
Moderator: Courtney Childers (Associate Professor, ADPR)
Speakers: Amrita Bhatia, Vice President and Strategy Director, Leo Burnett
Melissa Healy, Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett
Sponsored by: The ANA Educational Foundation
Location: Strong Hall 101
Reception: 5:15-5:45 p.m.
Keynote Panel: 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 26 – How Far Forward?/How Far Back?

Morning Session
Topic: “Inclusive and Divisive Messaging” (Session 1)
Organizers: Alice Wirth, Catherine Luther, Lorna Keathley, Michelle Violanti
Moderator: Julian Wright (UT Undergraduate Admissions Counselor)
Synthesizer: Michelle Violanti (Associate Professor, Communication Studies)
Actors/Presenters: TBA
This will be a highly interactive session featuring dramatizations focused on topics/scenarios related to inclusive and divisive messaging followed by open discussions about the topics/scenarios presented.
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 9:40-10:55 a.m.


Afternoon Session
Topic: “Inclusive and Divisive Messaging” (Session 2)
Organizers: Alice Wirth, Catherine Luther, Lorna Keathley, Michelle Violanti
Moderator: Julian Wright (UT Undergraduate Admissions Counselor)
Synthesizer: Michelle Violanti (Associate Professor, Communication Studies)
Actors/Presenters: TBA
This will be a highly interactive session featuring dramatizations focused on topics/scenarios related to inclusive and divisive messaging followed by open discussions about the topics/scenarios presented.
Location: Scripps Convergence Lab (Com 402)
Time: 12:40-1:55 p.m.


Evening CCI Diversity Festival
An all-campus barbecue with diverse music, dance, games for all ages, a photo booth and cultural performances; all CCI student organizations will be participating including: Ad Club, Communication Studies Club, Diversity Student Leaders Society, National Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Student Society of America, and Society of Professional Journalists.
Organizer: Alice Wirth
Location: Communications Building Lobby and Patio
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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Start:
September 23, 2019
End:
September 26, 2019