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PEN America Virtual Workshops

All faculty and graduate teaching associates are invited to attend virtual workshops in April, hosted by PEN America and focused on academic freedom and free speech.

  • Monday, April 11: “Understanding and preserving faculty academic freedom in a polarized environment,” presented by Jon Friedman, director of free expression and education at PEN America.
  • Wednesday, April 13: “Managing tense moments and their aftermath,” presented by Neijma Celestine-Donnor, assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.
  • Thursday, April 21: “Overcoming barriers to robust conversation in polarized times,” presented by Lara Schwartz, professional lecturer in the Department of Government and director of the Project on Civil Discourse at American University.
  • Friday. April 22: “Creating and maintaining a respectful learning environment,” presented by Neijma Celestine-Donnor.

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Register to Attend

Please complete the registration form below at least two days prior to the workshop. Upon submitting your information, you will receive instructions for access to the Zoom meeting via email. Should you have any questions or need to change your information, please contact Heather Cockrum (hcockrum@utk.edu).