Title VI Symposium Set for Sept. 19

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Title VI Symposium Set for Sept. 19

Posted: 08/22/2013
A free Title VI Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 19th at the Knoxville Convention Center.

The event is sponsored by City of Knoxville, Knox County Government, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office, Tennessee Department of Workforce and Development (Knoxville Regional Office) and University of Tennessee (Knoxville Office of Equity and Diversity).

The day-long symposium will include in-depth discussions regarding Limited English Proficiency, participation of Disadvantage Business Enterprise, and Title VI accountability requirements from all phases to include local and state government, education, airport authority, contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients. Recipients of local, state, and federal funds are strongly encouraged to attend and upon completion of the training will receive training certificates.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states that "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." 42 U.S.C. section 2000 et seq.

The presenters are Federal and State officials from the US Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

Space is limited. RSVP at http://oed.utk.edu/symposium/registration by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2013.

For more information about the conference contact: Kelsey Finch at kelsey.finch@tn.gov or 865-594-4531.

Also, all requests for an interpreter for limited English speaking attendees must be submitted by August 31, 2013 by contacting Joshalyn Hundley.

All requests for accessibility, meal accommodations, or for a sign language interpreter must be submitted by 5:00 on August 31, 2013 by contacting Pat Carson at pat.carson@knoxcounty.org or 865-215-2952 or TTY 865-215-2497 to make arrangements.

What to Expect
The day-long symposium will include in-depth discussions regarding Limited English Proficiency, participation of Disadvantage Business Enterprise, and Title VI accountability requirements from all phases to include local and state government, education, airport authority, contractors, subcontractors, and grant recipients. The presenters are Federal and State officials from the US Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

Who Should Attend
Recipients of local, state, and federal funds are strongly encouraged to attend and upon completion of the training will receive training certificates.

Hotel Info
Non-government rates range from $112-$119
Hilton Hotel, www.hilton.com, 865-522-5400
Crowne Plaza, www.crowneplaza.com, 865-522-2600
Marriott, www.marriott.com, 865-637-1234

Registration Checklist
Complete registration at http://oed.utk.edu/symposium/registration by close of business day September 12, 2013. Please register each individual separately.

What to Wear
Professional business/business casual attire is the standard dress.

Transportation
All hotels have shuttles and are approximately .5 miles or less.