A Virtual Series Presented by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, with the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Exploring Lessons Learned & Equity Challenges During a Pandemic & Economic Contraction.

March 4
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

Criminal Justice Reform
2 pm,CST, Thursday, March 4, 2021

Cheryl Corley, NPR’s National Correspondent

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

March 10
Mayor Ras J. Baraka

The Wealth Gap
3 pm, EST, Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Tracy Jan, The Washington Post, Reporter

Paul Ong, Research Professor, Director, Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Elsie Harper-Anderson, Associate Professor, Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University

March 16
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Diversity & Inclusion
2 pm, CST, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Natasha Korecki, POLITICO National Correspondent

Pedro A. Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education
Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago


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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.eduwith as much advance notice as possible.