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Pandemic-Related Benefit Regarding Child Care

Faculty and university employees are “considered essential workers who are eligible for state child care subsidies.” Visit the link below for more information on child care assistance.

2021 Pandemic/Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance


Voting Resources:

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted American women the right to vote. Please see the resources below to read more about this historic event and the role Tennessee played in passing the 19th Amendment.

The Commission for Women in partnership with the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature present: A virtual storybook time read by Susan Groenke, Professor of English Education and Director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.We encourage adults to sit down with the young children in their lives (Pre-K – Grade 5) to enjoy a virtual storybook read-aloud about the importance of voting. This read-aloud encourages young readers to become advocates and activists in the voting process as it offers actionable ways for young people to get involved in politics! The read-aloud will be available until March 31, 2021 per the publisher’s agreement . View the voting read aloud here! 

Local Women’s Organizations:

Local “Women Owned” Businesses:

Click here to access the Diversity Business Directory provided by the City of Knoxville