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The CEHHS AE offers many opportunities to engage with Communities of Care and Communities of Practice in our college.

CEHHS A&E Virtual Office Hours

CEHHS A&E Virtual Office Hours | Feb. 7 & 21, Mar. 6 & 20, Apr. 3 & 17, and May 1

The CEHHS A&E Office will host Virtual Office Hours 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month through May 1. We will share a reminder with the Zoom link the day of Virtual Office Hours.

Please join us to discuss any concerns you have, to share your opinions on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the college or just to say hello.

Join the Virtual Office Hours through Zoom.

Full Moon Hike at Seven Islands

Full Moon Hike at Seven Islands | Saturday, February 24, 6:30–8:30 p.m. ET, Seven Islands State Birding Park

Experience the magic of the full moon at Seven Islands, a beautiful state park with stunning views of the French Broad River. Join us for a guided hike on Saturday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and explore the trails under the moonlight. You’ll learn about the park’s history, wildlife, and ecology from our knowledgeable staff. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy nature in a new way. 

Limited number of spots. Register for this event by Friday, February 16th to secure your spot and the spots of any individuals joining you.

Event Information

Full Moon Hike at Seven Islands

Saturday, February 24, 2024

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

Seven Islands State Birding Park
2809 Kelly Lane, Kodak, TN 37764
Park GPS Coordinates: 35.9539, -83.6867

Curated Resource Guide: Black History Month

Black History Month Curated Resource Guide | A photo of a white wall and wood floor with framed portrait illustrations of historic Black icons

February is Black History Month (also known as African American History Month). This annual celebration highlights the people, events, and histories of the Black community in the United States and internationally.
Half a century after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in September 1915. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the organization focused on researching and promoting the achievements of Black Americans and others from the African diaspora. The group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926 during the second week of February to coincide with Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays. The celebration gained popularity by the late 1960s, and in 1976, President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. officially recognized Black History Month nationally.

To recognize and celebrate this month, CEHHS curated a list of resources centering Black voices and stories. These resources are available through the UT Library and online.

2024 Updated Resources

The 2024 Black History Month theme is African Americans and the Arts.

African American art, rooted in a fusion of African, Caribbean, and Black American experiences, spans various cultural expressions such as visual arts, literature, music, and more. Artists have employed their craft to preserve history, empower communities, and lead influential movements like the New Negro, Black Arts, and Afrofuturism. Despite historical denial, there’s an unbroken chain of Black art production from antiquity, evidenced in the sweetgrass basket making tradition and the birth of spirituals during enslavement. The Harlem Renaissance, Black Arts Movement, and the emergence of hip-hop in the Bronx further propelled Black artistic contributions on a global stage. Afrofuturism envisions a liberated future for Black people, seen in works by musicians, writers, and visual artists. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) marks its 98th Annual Black History Theme by highlighting the richness of African Americans in the arts, acknowledging the past, present, and anticipating future impacts in the twenty-first century.

Learn more and view our entire BHM curated resource guide.

From the Green Book to the Orange Book: Travel, Tourism, and Resistance in the Black Community

“Carry your Green Book with you – You may need it.” Join us in conversation on the legacy of the Green Book, a guide that helped Black travelers navigate the dangers of segregation and discrimination in the United States. Invited guests will discuss how this resource not only offered practical information but inspired a legacy of resistance and empowerment in the Black community felt today. Travel to the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Friday, February 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET to share in this conversation. Food will be provided. Register by February 13 at 

Presented by the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, UT Commission for Black Communities, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ Office of Access and Engagement

Event Information

From the Green Book to the Orange Book: Travel, Tourism, and Resistance in the Black Community

Friday, February 16, 2024

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET

The Beck Cultural Exchange Center
1927 Dandridge Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

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