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We Need To Talk About Las Vegas' Westside Neighborhood: Conversation on Racism For A More Resilient Las Vegas Online

The final episode in the series 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.

The series is sponsored by UNLV Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. 

Guest speakers

  • Chase McCurdy, Artist
  • William McCurdy II, Clark County Commissioner, District D
  • Erika Vital-Lazare, Professor of Creative Writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada

Live streaming provided by UNLV TV.

Additional funding for this series provided by UNLV University Libraries Advisory Board Members Sara Mason, Geri Tomich, and Jerrie Merritt (Bank of Nevada).

Related LibGuide: We Need To Talk by Brittani Sterling

Thursday, February 25, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online event. Event URL: https://www.library.unlv.edu/weneedtotalk