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UT Celebrates Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

Several events are scheduled across campus this month to honor contemporary and historical figures in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Justice Cheri Beasley will be named an African American Trailblazer by the University of Tennessee March 22, 2018Justice Cheri Beasley, UT alumna, will receive the African American Trailblazer Award at the UT College of Law Thursday, March 22, at 5:30. The award is sponsored by the Commission for Blacks as part of the Trailblazer Series, and is designed to honor the accomplishments of African Americans affiliated with UT who are pioneers in their disciplines or within the fields of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.

Women's History Month

The Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture Series invites David Potter, Ronald W. Mellor Professor of Roman History at UCLA, to present Empress Theodora and the Management of Empire. Theodora was a Roman empress, wife of Emporer Justinian, and powerful ruler. Potter’s lecture will be held March 26 at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

On International Women’s Day (March 8), the Women’s Coordinating Council and the UT Libraries Diversity Committee, facilitated a panel discussion, Having Difficult Conversations on Gender and Politics, with activists, politicians, and academics, focusing on the intersection of identity and politics.