Black Mayors & Leadership in the U.S.

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BLACK MAYORS & LEADERSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES

Three mayors    Three voices    Three visions

Three sessions exploring lessons learned and equity challenges these mayors faced in building unity during a worldwide pandemic and sharp economic contraction.


The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago

Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (2-3:30 Central Time)

“We can and will make [every U.S. city] a place where your ZIP code doesn't determine your destiny.”

 

 

Introduction by: Teresa Córdova, Director, Great Cities Institute, and Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Panel discussion moderated by Cheryl Corley, NPR national correspondent 

Panelists

Nikki Jones, Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Cid Martinez, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of San Diego 

For speaker bios for this event, click here.                               The video of this event is available here


The Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark

The Wealth Gap

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (3-4:30 Eastern Time)

“The only thing that affects race relations is fair treatment"

 

 

Introduction by: Stephen Small, Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, and Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Panel discussion moderated by Tracy Jan, Reporter, The Washington Post

Panelists:

Elsie Harper-Anderson, Associate Professor, Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul Ong, Research Professor and Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

For speaker bios for this event, click here                                     The video of this event is available here


The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (2-3:30 Central Time)

“To be an African-American mayor leading a city in the 21st century is not about 'power' but about 'possibilities.'”

 

 

Introduction by: Ula Y. Taylor, Professor & H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Department Chair, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

Panel discussion moderated by Natasha Korecki, Politico National Correspondent

Panelists:

Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity

Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

For speaker bios for this event, click here.                                           The video of this event is available here


These events are free and open to the public. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) in order to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact issi@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


The series is sponsored by: the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, as well as the Great Cities Institute at the University of Chicago at Illinois.
The series is co-sponsored by: Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, African American Mayors Association, National Urban League, California Association of Black Lawyers, Charles Houston Bar Association, Litigation Division of the California Bar Association, Equal Justice Society, City Club of Chicago, Executives’ Club of Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust, Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago, Communities Partnering 4 Peace, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Strides for Peace, and WBGO-FM (Newark).
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