We Need To Talk Series on Systemic Racism: Las Vegas' Westside Neighborhood


Feb. 25, 2021, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Office/Remote Location



The final episode of the live panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will air Feb. 25. In conjunction with Black History Month, the series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The series is live-streamed by UNLV TV.

The final episode in the series will focus on Las Vegas’ Westside neighborhood. The conversation will examine how the Westside has struggled with the blight of segregation and systemic racism over the years, but is now undergoing a number of positive changes such as the development of Legacy Park along with the potential of government and private funding to change its landscape forever.

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


  • Chase McCurdy, Artist
  • William McCurdy II, Clark County Commissioner, District D
  • Erika Vital-Lazare, Professor of Creative Writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada

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).