Knoxville summit seeks to end apathy among youth

Knoxville summit seeks to end apathy among youth


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An organization with the goal of educating and empowering young people through education, music and style will hold its second annual summit Saturday in Knoxville.

Teaching to Eliminate Negative Stereotypes through Education (TENSE) will hold the summit in the University of Tennessee's James A. Haslam II Business building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The idea for the summit  came from Anthony "A.J." Donaldson, a graduate of Austin-East High School in Knoxville and currently a public school teacher in Houston.

The keynote speaker of this year's summit is Dr. D'Weston Haywood, assistant professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Dr. Haywood is also a poet, visual artist, and emerging scholar of the African American experience.

His research has looked into the historical meaning of Black masculinity in America.

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