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.
For more information, contact Demetrius Richmond in the Office of Minority Student Affairs at 974-6861 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.