We Need to Talk

Hosted by Claytee White, this virtual educational series will feature university and community experts discussing issues on race and seeking solutions for a more inclusive society. Topics will include race-related media coverage, economics, health care, criminal justice, education, and how we move forward.

  • Episode 11: We Need to Talk About Antisemitism

    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. 15 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 Antisemitism.” “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.

  • Episode 10: We Need to Talk About AAPI Inclusion

    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 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.

  • Episode 9: We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate

    UNLV Libraries and UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs host "We Need To Talk About Anti-Asian Hate," a discussion about the history of discrimination and violence Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have experienced.

  • Episode 8: We Need To Talk About Las Vegas\' Westside Neighborhood

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 7: We Need To Talk About Where We Go From Here

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 6: We Need To Talk About Education

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 5: We Need To Talk About Health Care

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 4: We Need To Talk About Economics

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 3: We Need To Talk About Communication

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • Episode 2: We Need To Talk About Criminal Justice

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk

  • We Need To Talk: Conversations About Racism For A More Resilient Las Vegas

    The We Need To Talk series was created to foster open dialogue and begin formulating solutions to address systemic racism and white supremacy. These much-needed discussions were the brainchild of Su Kim Chung, Ph.D., Head of Public Services in UNLV’s Special Collection & Archives, and are sponsored by the University Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. These panel discussions will provide historical context, dating back to 1619, while addressing issues that are challenging us in the present day. Each conversation brings together UNLV researchers and community experts. We will formulate solutions for the long-term work we must do to heal our country and move us forward. This will take a commitment from all of us. These conversations will be difficult, but we must do this work. More Information: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk