CARSON CITY–Nevada Humanities’ offers two virtual discussions in March as part of its Why It Matters initiative, a program to encourage and support civic and electoral engagement. Programs include a discussion on native voting rights March 18 and diversity, equity and inclusion in the business world on March 23.
Christina Barr, executive director of Nevada Humanities, said she hopes that the two programs will raise important questions for the people of Nevada.
“Civic participation has been on all of our minds this year, not only with record-breaking voter turnout in the 2020 President election, but unprecedented public protests and demonstrations in a renewed call for social justice in the United States,” she said.
The free virtual discussions are intended to be collaborative and through-provoking, bringing people together to talk, share, learn and listen.
Why It Matters: Native Voting Rights in Nevada, March 18 from 4 – 5 p.m. via Zoom
Indigenous leaders Janet Davis, Lynn Manning-John, and Tammi Tiger will discuss the history of Native voting rights in Nevada, as well as current contemporary advocacy and voter engagement in Nevada tribal communities. This event will be moderated by Todd Felts, teaching associate professor of public relations and advertising at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Why It Matters: Where We Stand with Diversity in Business, March 23 from 4 – 5 p.m. via Zoom
Journalist Ruth Umoh, who covers aspects of diversity and inclusion in business and is editor-in-chief of The Filament, will join Alan Deutschman, professor and Reynolds chair of business journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, for a virtual conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the business world.
Register for either event at nevadahumanities.org.
Source: Nevada Humanities