Please join the University of Tennessee Space Institute on February 19, at 10 a.m. for the annual black history celebration. The speaker, Camille Hazeur, will speak about “Civil Rights in America.” Hazeur currently serves as the Director, Departmental Office of Civil Rights, Office of the Secretary, U. S. Department of Transportation where she is the designated advisor to the Secretary of Transportation on civil rights matters.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Hazeur grew up during the height of the civil rights movement. It is those experiences that helped shape her career of working on issues of equity and how those issues of difference impact on teaching and learning.
Hazeur has spent a majority of her 30-year career working in academia. She has developed and implemented programs that help campuses better understand their rights and responsibilities by providing an atmosphere that allows an individual the ability to learn and work in an environment free from discrimination. Hazeur has served at Bates College, George Mason University, Trinity University and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT). While at UT, Hazeur received two grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). The first FIPSE grant was used to develop a CHANGE MODEL©, which is a long-term group facilitation program that provides faculty, staff and/or students with the opportunity to confront problems and formulate solutions inherent in diverse communities. The second FIPSE grant enabled Hazeur and a colleague to produce a video series to accompany the CHANGE MODEL© program and has been viewed now by over 100 faculty and staff at UT.
The program will include special music and a reception following. The event is free and open to the public. Please contact UTSI Human Resources at (931) 393-7226 for additional information.