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Facing Our Fears Of Talking About Race

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Next week, a small group of faculty and staff on our campus - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - will begin a series of virtual discussions on race.

Leading the discussions will be Prof. Michelle Deardorff - who also led similar discussions over the summer.

Michelle is the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Government - and the head of UTC’s Department of Political Science and Public Service. She joins us - along with:

- Talia Welsh, a professor of philosophy - and women, gender and sexuality studies;

- Jayda Coons, a lecturer in the Honors College where she teaches humanities courses;

- and: Anne Swedberg, an assistant professor of performing arts in the Theatre division.

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