Kelly McEvers, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, hosted the first community conversation in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on June 15, 2017 at SLCC's Grand Theatre. She was joined by panelists Jose Enriquez, Executive Director of Latinos in Action; Jennifer Mayer-Glenn, Director of Family-School Collaboration for the Salt Lake School District; Eddie Berrest, an educator at the Granite School District; and Halima Hussein, Refugee Women's Coordinator for the Utah Refugee Services Office. Listen to the full conversation below.
KUER and United Way of Salt Lake have partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring NPR national reporters and local community members to examine and understand the complex issues that divide us as a country and as a community--racism, bigotry, poverty, and more. These deep-dive community conversations are dedicated to creating better understanding and identifying the many ways each of us, as individuals and from whatever roles we hold in our professional and personal lives, can stand up every day for the values of respect, equality, dignity, and inclusion.
Upcoming "It Starts With You Speaker Series" events:
Nikole Hannah-Jones | August 29th, 2017 at 7pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a New York Times award-winning investigative reporter and modern day civil rights writer. For the past five years, Nikole Hannah-Jones has been investigating racial segregation in housing and schools across the country. Registration opens June 20th. Details here.
Claudio Sanchez | November 1st, 2017 at 7pm
Former elementary and middle school teacher Claudio Sanchez is an Education Correspondent for NPR. Sanchez's reports air regularly on NPR's award-winning news magazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Details here.