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Black Mayors & Leadership in the United States – Sylvester Turner

March 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Free with Registration

The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston

Diversity & Inclusion

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 12-1:30 Pacific Time (2-3:30 Central Time)

“To be an African-American mayor leading a city in the 21st century is not about ‘power’ but about ‘possibilities.’”

Zoom Webinar | Register here (free) for March 16 event

Introduction by: Ula Y. Taylor, Professor & H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Department Chair, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

Panel discussion moderated by Natasha Korecki, Politico National Correspondent


Pedro Noguera, Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Kathleen Yang-Clayton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Gail C. Christopher, Executive Director, National Collaborative for Health Equity & Former Senior Advisor & Vice President , W K Kellogg Foundation

These events are free and open to the public. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) in order to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact issi@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

The series is sponsored by: the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, as well as the Great Cities Institute at the University of Chicago at Illinois.
The series is co-sponsored by: African American Mayors Association, National Urban League, California Association of Black Lawyers, Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, Equal Justice Society, City Club of Chicago, Metropolitan Family Services, The Chicago Community Trust, Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago, Communities Partnering for Peace, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, and Strides for Peace.


March 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Free with Registration
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Great Cities Institute