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New “Let’s Talk About It” Summer Series Continues


By Sheryl E. Taylor

Last summer, Crystal Guillory in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences joined forces with the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) to host the "Let's Talk About It" series that included nine weeks of discussion surrounding topics of police reform and reparations.

Now one year later, the series is back with three events for the summer.

“Our first conversation discussed the backlash to the #BlackLivesMatter protests surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, which culminated into galvanizing African-Americans to participating in their right to vote to help elect our first African-American and Indian-American Vice President of the United States,” said Guillory, Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

For this three-event summer series, CHSS is joined by co-sponsors: W.I. Dykes Library, CCESL and the Cultural Enrichment Center.

The two final events of the series include discussion on community police reform and the newly passed George Floyd Act.

Let's Talk About It: George Floyd Act
Thursday, July 29
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 930 7320 7887
Password: 154079

Let’s Talk About It: Community Police Reform
Thursday, July 8

6 – 7:30 p.m.Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 970 4067 6367
Password: 850934

Photo: Ian Schneider

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The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

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