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.
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
Nikki Jones, Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley
Cid Martinez, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of San Diego
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
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
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
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
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