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UNLV virtual panel series on systemic racism concluding with final episode on Feb. 25

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 19:05:04-05

The panel series, “We Need To Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas,” will stream the final episode on Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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.

It is livestreamed by UNLV TV.

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.

The final episode will be livestreamed Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The episode 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.

Panelists include Chase McCurdy, artist; William McCurdy II, Clark County Commissioner District D and urban studies undergraduate at the UNLV College of Urban Affairs; and Erika Vital-Lazare, professor of creative writing and marginalized voices in dystopian literature at the College of Southern Nevada.

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.