The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will host an in-person and livestreamed discussion at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 15. The next discussion is titled “We Need to Talk About Antisemitism.”
“We Need to Talk” is an educational series sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs 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.
A recent rise in hate crimes targeted toward Jewish communities in Las Vegas and around the country have spurred a need to discuss how we can address and counter antisemitic rhetoric and behavior. Topics will include antisemitic speech across the political spectrum, Holocaust education programs, and the history of Southern Nevada’s Jewish community.
Michael Kagan, director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic and Joyce Mack Professor of Law, will serve as guest host.
- Shelley Berkley, chief executive officer and senior provost, Touro University Nevada; former U.S. Representative for Nevada
- Rabbi Felipe Goodman, Temple Beth Sholom
- Jolie Brislin, regional director, Anti-Defamation League
“We Need to Talk About Antisemitism,” is scheduled from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the auditorium on the first floor of UNLV’s Greenspun Hall . The event will also be available via livestream on the UNLV Libraries website and on the UNLV Facebook Page. Archived episodes of previous "We Need to Talk" episodes are available now on the UNLV Libraries website.
Educators can download material from the UNLV Libraries’ companion guide. Educators are also encouraged to visit UNLV Libraries’ website for research, relevant links, and statistics about the history of Southern Nevada’s Jewish community: http://digital.library.unlv.edu/jewishheritage