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22nd Annual UTM Civil Rights Conference

Today starts the beginning of Black History Month. UT Martin is starting off this month by having its 22nd Annual Civil Rights Conference. This year, the conference will feature both in-person and virtual events.

Events scheduled for the 2022 Civil Rights Conference include:

  • Feb. 1: Alumni Engagement Panel, 7 p.m. (virtual).

  • Feb. 2: "Gettin' Quizzy With It" Black History Month Music Trivia, 7 p.m. in Boling University Center 206.

  • Feb. 3: Speaker LaTosha Brown, 6 p.m. (virtual).

  • Feb. 7: Library Exhibit on the Somerville Freedom Summer Initiative, 8 a.m. till April 29th at 4 p.m., Paul Meek Library.

  • Feb. 8: Sex Trafficking Panel, 5 p.m., Watkins Auditorium.

  • Feb. 9: Braver Angels’ “Bridge Builders Across Differences” Workshop, 2 p.m., in Boling University Center 206; registration required.

  • Feb. 10: “Critical Race Theory: What it is and what it isn’t,” Weakley County Reconciliation Project, 6 p.m. (virtual).

  • Feb. 16: “Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South,” Mike Selby, 7 p.m. (virtual).

  • Feb. 17: Speaker Hannibal Johnson, 6 p.m., Watkins Auditorium.

  • Feb. 18: Civil Rights Conference Poverty Simulation, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Boling University Center 206; registration required.

  • Feb. 21: “Farming as a Revolutionary Act of Food Sovereignty,” The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network, 6 p.m. (virtual).

  • Feb. 22: Night of Dance, 7 p.m., Watkins Auditorium.

  • Feb. 24: Speaker Tim Wise, 6 p.m., Watkins Auditorium.

  • Feb. 25: Free Health Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Boling University Center’s Duncan Ballroom.

  • Feb. 27: “Music of Black Composers,” INCLUDE UTM, 3 p.m., Fine Arts Building 122.

  • Feb. 28: “Nothing to Debate: The Confederate Flag and Other Symbols of Hate in the Age of Trump,” Dr. David Coffey, UT Martin professor and department chair of history and philosophy, 5 p.m., Watkins Auditorium.

You can visit to download the full schedule of events.

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