Black Mayors and Leadership in the United States

Black Mayors & Leadership in the United States, Diversity & Inclusion

The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, discusses diversity and inclusion. The event is moderated by Politico National Correspondent Natasha Korecki and includes a panel discussion with 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, and Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Teresa Córdova, Director of the Great Cities Institute and Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, starts the event with a land acknowledgement.  Ula Y. Taylor, Professor & H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Department Chair, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, introduces the event.  Stephen Small, Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, closes the event.

This event is part of a series presented 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.

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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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