Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This committee works to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, engaging in activities that promote the profession in the pipeline, promoting recruitment of diverse professionals, and developing diverse individuals within the profession.

Co-Chair
Tennessee Secretary of States...
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615)741-4469
Co-Chair
FedEx Corporation
942 South Shady Grove Road, Ste. 248
Memphis, TN 38120
(901)818-7306
Immediate Past Chair
Clerk & Master Chancery Court
1 Public Square Ste 308
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)862-5710

KBA Hosts Minority Law Student Reception Sept. 30

The Knoxville Bar Association (KBA) has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Law and the LMU Duncan School of Law to host its annual Minority Law Student Reception. This year’s event will take place Sept. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Southern Depot, 318 W. Depot Ave. in downtown Knoxville. Phyllis Y. Nichols, president and CEO of the Knoxville Area Urban League will be the guest speaker. RSVP online or by calling (865) 522-6522 by Sept. 29. Law students interested in being paired with a practicing lawyer for the event should contact the KBA by Sept. 15.

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Austin Peay Hosts Civil Rights Films in September

Austin Peay State University in Clarksville will host four documentaries on the history of civil rights in America during the month of September. The films, which will screen at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights, are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ program “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.” The initiative is designed to encourage discussions of America’s civil rights history. With each film, the university will host a forum and discussion. The films are The Abolitionists, Sept. 9; The Loving Story, Sept. 16; Freedom Riders, Sept. 23; and Slavery by Another Name, Sept. 30. Learn more in Business & Heritage Clarksville.

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