Register Now for the Fourth Annual Black Issues Conference This Weekend

KNOXVILLE — The fourth annual Black Issues Conference titled “Black in America: From the Eyes of the Youth in the Community,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the University Center.

Hosted by the Black Issues Conference Planning Committee, Black Cultural Programming Committee, NAACP and Office of Minority Student Affairs, the one-day conference wants to inform participants about issues in the African-American community and encourage individuals to think critically about those issues.

The day will consist of three sessions, lunch and a keynote speaker. The NAACP closing reception will follow the conference at 5 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker is hip-hop legend, writer and activist MC Lyte.

The conference is free and open to students, professionals and the community. Participants must register online at http://omsa.utk.edu/bic. The first 130 people to register will receive a free conference T-shirt.


Contact:

Demetrius Richmond, 974-6861, drichmon@utk.edu.