The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will host an in-person and livestreamed discussion on Wed., Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. The series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.
The next discussion is titled " “We Need to Talk About AAPI Inclusion."
The Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community represents one of the fastest growing populations in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. Yet, Asian-Americans have long encountered prejudice and discrimination with their experiences often going unnoticed and their accomplishments dismissed. This panel discussion will cover why understanding and learning more about AAPI history, achievements and aspirations is vital to creating a more inclusive society.
Topics will include defining inclusivity, the AAPI community’s positive impact in Nevada, and ways to combat anti-Asian hate sentiments.
“We Need to Talk About AAPI Inclusion,” will be held in-person and will be livestreamed.
“We Need to Talk” is an educational series which examines how multiple aspects of systemic racism impact our community. The goal is to propose steps communities and individuals can take to affect positive change. The series features Southern Nevada community members, UNLV alumni, and researchers surrounding issues of race and systemic racism.
Guest Host: Mark Padoongpatt, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies, and Director of Asian & Asian American Studies, UNLV
Kathy Sisolak, Nevada’s First Lady
Jean Munson, NEW Leadership Nevada Program Coordinator, UNLV’s Women’s Research Institute of Nevada
Craig Valdez, Chair of the Clark County AAPI Community Commission
Radhika Kunnel, a co-founder of the South Asian Women's Alliance
An additional panel will be held on Nov. 15. Details forthcoming.