Summer Forum

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on August 16, 2020 by Dr. Gerald Lazar.  Dr. Lazar is psychiatrist in private practice.

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on August 9, 2020 by Rod Decker. Rod Decker is a Reporter at KUTV Channel 2, 40 Years as a Journalist, and Author of "The Elephant In The Room"

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on August 2, 2020 by Randy Dryer. Randy Dryer is an Attorney, Professor of the Honors Program at The University of Utah

Click here for the pdf of slides from Randy's presentation

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 26, 2020 by NKenna Onwuzuruoha. NKenna Onwuzuruoha is the Outreach Coordinator for Write Here, Westminster College community writing center, and is a doctoral student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the U of U. She is a facilitator for the YWCA Woke Words project

From Nkenna Onwuzuruoha:
Listed below are the publications I referenced in my presentation, and the Salt Lake Tribune article, “Trying to better understand racism? Here’s what four black Utahns suggest you read.” https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2020/06/07/trying-better-understand/  Email me at  if you’d like a copy of my presentation. 
 
Further Reading Suggestions:
Baldwin, James. Go Tell It on the Mountain. Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.  Cleage, Pearl. Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs. Atria Books, 2014.  Davis, Angela. “Reflections on The Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves.” The Black Scholar, vol. 3, no. 4, 1971, pp. 2–15. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41203704 Giovanni, Nikki. Black Feeling, Black Talk, Black Judgement. W. Morrow, 1979.  Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. Words of Fire: an Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought. The New Press, 1996.  Jess, Tyehimba. Olio. Wave Books, 2016.  Sensoy, Özlem, and Robin J. DiAngelo. Is Everyone Really Equal?: an Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Teachers College Press, 2017.  Suddler, Carl. Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York. New York University Press, 2019.  Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose. Harcourt, 2004. Ward, Jesmyn. Sing, Unburied, Sing: a Novel. Scribner, 2018. Williamson-Lott, Joy Ann. Black Power on Campus: the University of Illinois, 1965-75. University of Illinois Press, 2013.

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 19, 2020 by Vicki Bennett. Vicki Bennett is the Director for the Department of Sustainability, Salt Lake City Government

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on July 12, 2020 by Michelle Quist. Michelle is a Columnist and Lawyer working at the Salt Lake Tribune.

Summer Forum Series Presentation given on June 28, 2020 by Paisley Rekdal, Utah's Poet Laureate and Professor at the University of Utah Department of English

2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER FORUM SERIES

Sundays at 10:00 am
June 28 – August 16
 
June 28 –  Paisley Rekdal – “METAPHORS IN POETRY TODAY: Exposing Racism and Sexism in In America's Cultural Diversity”
Paisley Rekdal is a Professor at the University of Utah Department of English and Utah's Poet Laureate.
 
July 5 –  Ben Winslow – “HOW I REPORT THE DAILY NEWS: Actions of the Utah State Legislature and Unusual Events in the Community”

Ben Winslow is a News Reporter at Channel 13 Fox TV.

July 12 –  Michelle Quist – “HOW I DO IT: To be a Columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune, an Activist, and a Single-Parent Mom for Many Children”

Michelle Quist is a Columnist and Lawyer working at the Salt Lake Tribune  

July 19 – Vicki Bennett – “SALT LAKE CITY GOVERNMENT'S SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES: Impacts When Residents Are Staying Home”

Vicki Bennett is the Director for the Department of Sustainability, Salt Lake City Government

July 26 – NKenna Onwuzuruoha – “RACE, WOMEN AND LAW ENFORCEMENT”
NKenna is Outreach Coordinator for Write Here, Westminster College community writing center, and is a doctoral student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the U of U. She is a facilitator for the YWCA Woke Words project, more info can be found here:  https://www.ywcautah.org/what-we-do/opportunity/woke-words/
 
August 2 – Randy Dryer – “FACIAL RECOGNITION: The Final Nail in the Privacy Coffin

Randy Dryer is an Attorney, Professor of the Honors Program at The University of Utah

August 9 –  Rod Decker – “MORMONS, MORALS, AND UTAH POLITICS”

Rod Decker is a Reporter at KUTV Channel 2, 40 Years as a Journalist, and Author of "The Elephant In The Room"

August 16 – Dr. Gerald Lazar – “DEPRESSION and BIPOLAR DISORDER: Defining Diagnoses, Case Histories, and their Relationship to Suicide Prevention”

Dr. Gerald Lazar is a Psychiatrist/Researcher at the University of Utah Medical Center

Click here for a pdf of the Summer Forum Series Speaker Schedule

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