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We Need To Talk : Taking Action

Companion guide to the panel series, We Need To Talk, sponsored by the University Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs with livestreaming by UNLV TV.

Our Panelists

Harriet Barlow, Executive Director, The Intersection, UNLV

Sondra Cosgrove, Professor, History, College of Southern Nevada & Executive Director, Vote Nevada

Jayce Farmer, Assistant Professor, Public Policy & Leadership, UNLV

Minister Stretch Sanders, Community Activist

Where Do We Go From Here?

In a world where many are "woke" and have an understanding of what issues need addressing, what are the next steps? 

We believe having conversations that spur action like the We Need To Talk Series are a part of the solution,

but there's still plenty of work to do! What can you do to be a part of the change?

  • Approach the conversation with respect.                 
  • Embrace the discomfort of not knowing.
  • Internalize what you've learned.
  • Commit yourself to change.     
  • Acknowledge that there's no one size-fits-all solution.
  • Understand that "the work" is a lifelong commitment.

Earworms For Thought

How Do We Pull Ourselves Back Into The Narrative?

Resources For Tackling Conversations AND Taking Action

Everybody Against Racism: Anti-Racism > Being Not Racist

A Change Is Gonna Come: Literature To Empower a Generation

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