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Title VI Requirements to be Discussed at Knoxville Conference

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | 03:40am

NASHVILLE –Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its accountability requirements will be the focus of a symposium to take place on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Knoxville Convention Center, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The event is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Titled “Economic Fairness Through Diversity and Inclusion,” the conference will present key people who will discuss what is required of agencies and groups receiving federal financial assistance – grant recipients, contractors, subcontractors, and all sectors of local and state government. Limited English Proficiency issues and participation in Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs are also topics featured in the day-long event.

“Educating and training those who receive federal funding about their responsibilities under the Civil Rights Act is of ongoing importance,” said Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. “I urge those involved to make a point of attending.”

Seminars will be presented by federal and state officials from the US Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission.

There is no cost for the conference. Other sponsors are City of Knoxville, Knox County, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Office, and the University of Tennessee Office of Equity and Diversity.

For more information, contact Kelsey Finch at or Joshalyn Hundley at  

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