UNLV virtual panel discussion on systemic racism and change postponed

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A panel discussion involving several educators from UNLV and area high schools looking at systemic racism and how change can be accomplished has been postponed.

“We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas” was scheduled to be livestreamed on UNLV TV on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, UNLV sent a notice that it will be postponed until February, 2021.

“In light of rising COVID-19 rates in Nevada and Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order to limit in-person gatherings, the remaining three episodes of the We Need To Talk: Discussions on Racism For A More Resilient Las Vegas series will be postponed. 

“We are proud of the conversations that have taken place in the first four episodes in the series,” said host Claytee White, director of the UNLV Oral History Research Center. “We believe these conversations are important and are committed to continuing the series, but we also want to protect the health and well-being of our panelists and the students and faculty who are supporting us in UNLV TV studios at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.” 

The series is tentatively scheduled to resume in February with conversations on education, health care, and next steps. Previous episodes can be watched at www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk


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