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UNLV Libraries hosting another virtual discussion event on systematic racism

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 19:05:45-05

The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will stream the sixth episode on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m.

This episode will consider ways to use the information covered in previous topics to pursue meaningful societal change through equity and equality. Guests for the panel include Harriet Barlow, executive director of The Intersection at UNLV; Sondra Cosgrove, professor of history at College of Southern Nevada; Jayce Farmer, assistant professor of public policy and leadership in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs; and Minister Stretch Sanders, a Southern Nevada community activist.

The final panel in the series will be held on Feb. 25.

The second-half of the series is being produced in conjunction with Black History Month. The series is sponsored by the UNLV Libraries and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

The goal of the educational series is to examine how multiple aspects of systemic racism impact our community and 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.

Each panel discussion will be moderated by Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Project at University Libraries.

All new episodes of “We Need To Talk” can be livestreamed here.