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Panel on Racism: Past & Present

The City of Glendale will present a virtual panel discussion on racism: past and present on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Panelists will include:

Steven Nelson (moderator), Dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Steven is also Professor Emeritus of African and African American art history at UCLA and, until recently, the director of the UCLA African Studies Center. He is the author of two forthcoming books: On the Underground Railroad and Structural Adjustment: Mapping, Geography, and the Visual Cultures of Blackness.

Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate professor of Information Studies at UCLA where she also serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq., Harvard Law School graduate, is a member of the federal 400 Years of African American History Commission. He is an expert on Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District and the Tulsa Race Massacre. His books cover those topics, together with others on race and racism in Oklahoma and beyond. Mr. Johnson has held teaching positions at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tulsa College of Law. His book Black Wall Street 100, is available for preorder in late July.

Gary Keyes, Southern California native and a retired professor, having taught at Glendale Community College (GCC), Pasadena City College, and Crescenta Valley High School for over 40 years. His course, Race and Differential Application of Justice, at GCC proved very popular. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Los Angeles, he is the co-author of two books: Wicked Crescenta Valley and Murder & Mayhem in the Crescenta Valley.

Community members may live-stream the panel by clicking here or visiting the City’s website at Members of the public wishing to ask questions of the panelists prior to the meeting may email no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

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