2020-2021 Virtual Luncheon Speaker Series
Upcoming events in this series:
LWVPA Winter Luncheon Speaker Event, December 3, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
The K-12 Opportunity Gap and Its Effect on Equal Access to Higher Education
Guest speakers Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director for Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Genevieve Bonadies Torres, Council for the Educational Opportunities Project, will provide an overview of the current racial inequities characterizing the K-12 system and their impact on access to higher education and social mobility.
They will also highlight important efforts that are underway in California and across the country to dismantle existing barriers and to ensure education remains a ladder to opportunity for all.
Recordings of past Luncheon Speaker Series events:
Housing in the Bay Area – How We Got Here and What Will Bring About Change - September 2, 2020
Randy Tsuda, President and CEO of Alta Housing (previously named Palo Alto Housing), presented his personal reflections on change and growth in the Bay Area, and outlined what we can do to tackle our housing shortage. View the presentation's slides here.
The Personal and the Political: What COVID-19 Reveals and How We Might Respond" - June 24, 2020
Julie Lythcott-Haims' webinar challenged the audience to ponder how COVID-19 is changing the world we live in. Julie spoke about structural inequality and bias in schooling, health outcomes, how different communities are policed (or not), as well as personal things including the importance of human connection and much more.
How is the COVID-19 crisis impacting American democracy? - April 29, 2020
Didi Kuo, Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford, addressed the state of American democracy (pre-pandemic), voting during the pandemic, challenges to the November election, and resources & advocacy.
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