Thank you for joining us for our conversations on ways we can build more equitable communities. If you missed any of our speakers, you can listen to recordings from previous years below.
United Way of Salt Lake’s Speaker Series aims to include more voices in conversations, disrupt traditional ways of thinking, and challenge institutions to cultivate opportunities that enable everyone to thrive. Listen and learn from our previous speakers:
2021: Hugh Vasquez is a Senior Advisor with the National Equity Project and one of the nation's top equity consultants to organizations and campuses on creating an equitable environment. In his speaker series, he discusses ways we can fix the broken education system.
2021: Jim Shelton is the Chief Impact and Investment Officer at Blue Meridian Partners. This candid Q&A covers all topics from how to help students through mentoring to the change in communities after the murder of George Floyd.
2020: Dr. Michael McAfee is the CEO and President of PolicyLink. He joined us for a conversation on the Promise Neighborhood program, creating an honest diversity and equity program, and more.
2019: Morris is a critic-at-large with the New York Times, specifically focused on looking at the role race plays in culture and movies. Learn about race equity in pop culture in his KUER interview.
2018: Maria Hinojosa is a Mexican-American immigrant who got into journalism to be able to tell more stories about people like her. She discusses how to have difficult conversations about racism.
2017: Nikole Hannah-Jones hosted the second community conversation, which explores the important, and often overlooked effects, that race and natural segregation are having on schools right here in Utah.