KUER and United Way of Salt Lake partnered for a three-part speaker series, featuring 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.
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. She was joined by local 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, 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.Listen Now
Nikole Hannah-Jones, reporter for The New York Times and a contributor to This American Life, hosted the second Community Conversation in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on August 29. She was joined by local panelists Jessica Cleeves Dwyer, Academic Program Manager, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah, Kathleen Christy, Education Consultant, and moderated by Lee Hale, KUER Education Reporter. Listen to the full conversation below.Listen Now
Claudio Sanchez, Education Correspondent for NPR and reports regularly on Morning Edition, All Things Considered , and Weekend Edition, hosted the third Community Conversation in the three-part It Starts With You Speaker Series on November 1. He was joined by local panelists Ciriac Alvarez Valle, Immigrant Rights Organizer and Writer, Gerardo Lopez, Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah, and moderated by Julia Ritchey, KUER Interim Managing Editor. Listen to the full conversation below.Listen Now