University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs will host a virtual panel discussion series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas.” This educational series will feature university and community experts discussing issues on race and seeking solutions for a more inclusive society.
The series is split up into seven discussions and will feature Southern Nevada community members, UNLV alumni, and researchers surrounding issues of race and systemic racism.
Each panel discussion will be live-streamed by UNLV-TV. The episodes will be available for later viewing and will be archived on the UNLV Libraries website. The first panel Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. will define concepts of institutional racism and white supremacy within a historical context with A.B. Wilkinson, UNLV associate professor of history, Brenda Williams, President & Founder of the Westside School Alumni Foundation, and Kevin Wright, assistant director of student diversity at UNLV.
Additional funding for the series is being provided by UNLV Libraries Advisory Board Members Sara Mason and Geri Tomich.
The next panels will be held on the following dates and more information will be provided soon:
- Oct. 1
- Oct. 14
- Oct. 24
- Nov. 12
- Nov. 19
- Dec. 3