We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas

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.

Host: Claytee White
Director, UNLV Oral History Research Center

Episode 2: We Need To Talk About Criminal Justice (Oct. 1, 5:30 p.m.)

Guest Panelists

  • Frank Rudy Cooper, Director for the Program on Race, Gender & Policing, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
  • Greg McCurdy, Security Consultant and Retired Assistant Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
  • Tyler D. Parry, Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, UNLV

Episode 1: Introduction (Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m.)

Guest Panelists

  • A.B. Wilkinson, Associate Professor of History, UNLV
  • Brenda Williams, President & Founder, Westside School Alumni Foundation
  • Kevin Wright, Assistant Director for Student Diversity, UNLV

Live streaming provided by UNLV TV.

Future episode dates

  • Oct. 1
  • Oct. 14
  • Oct. 29
  • Nov. 12
  • Nov. 19
  • Dec. 3

All panels will stream at 5:30 p.m.

Additional Resources

This companion guide to the panel series, We Need To Talk, is hosted in collaboration with Special Collections & Archives and the Oral History Research Center.

Sponsors

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Additional funding for this series provided by UNLV University Libraries Advisory Board Members Sara Mason & Geri Tomich.

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If you would like make a donation to support We Need To Talk or our other diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, consider making a gift to the University Libraries.

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