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University of California Trust (UK): Creating Racial Equity in Our Communities


February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm


In 2020, in response to further killings of black women, men and children, the Black Lives Matter movement gained significant traction around the world. Despite lockdowns and social distancing put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19, communities around the world took to the streets to protest, donated to initiatives that benefit people of colour, and called for significant change in the systems that have been built on, and continue to benefit from, inequality and oppression of minorities.

What can we do to further this conversation and create change in the year 2021 and beyond? Will we be able to see real change with a new USA administration coming into place on January 20th? How can we move forward and create real racial equity?

Join us to hear from a group of distinguished professors, advocates and activists as they discuss the inequalities that have brought us to this moment, and address how we might move forward.


Dr. Jamal Myrick, Ed.D. is the Director of African Student Programs (ASP) at UC Riverside. He was the National Director of the Progressive Black Men, Inc. and received his BS in International Affairs at Florida State University and his Masters in Higher Education Administration at George Mason University. 

Olamide Noah worked as the Director of Digital Strategy at the NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund. She is currently studying her MA in Human Rights Law at SOAS, University of London and received her BA in Political Science & Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego.

Dr. Lorrie Frasure, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies at UCLA. She serves as Department Vice Chair for Graduate Studies in Political Science. She is currently Acting Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

Edie Lush (Moderator) is is an Author, Journalist, and MC. She is Executive Producer and Co-Host for the Award Winning Global GoalsCast podcast. She runs her own business providing Communication training. Edie studied Political Science at UCLA.


The panel will be followed by a Q&A, for which you can submit questions when registering. Questions will be reviewed, grouped by topic, and then given to our panel moderator.

Proceeds from event registrations benefit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives at the UC campuses. For more information, visit our website.