We Need To Talk Series on Systemic Racism: Education


Feb. 11, 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Office/Remote Location



The next episode of live panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will air Feb. 11. The series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

This episode will focus on the education system, with an examination of the school-to-prison pipeline and inequality in access to educational opportunities. Scheduled guests include Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez, teacher at Mojave High School, Kenneth Brown, English teacher at Sierra Vista High School and a 2020 Clark County School District New Educator of the Year, Iesha Jackson, assistant professor of teaching and learning in the UNLV College of Education, and Kenneth J. Varner, associate professor of literacy education in the UNLV College of Education.

Archives of each episode are available online. A resource guide with links to additional readings and other resources on each topic are also available.

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Su Kim Chung

External Sponsor

Additional funding for this series provided by UNLV Libraries Advisory Board Members Sara Mason, Geri Tomich, and Jerrie Merritt (Bank of Nevada).