Tahoe Talks: Racism in America
The conversation will begin with comments from guest experts on the topic; including Dr. Christina Frederick (Sierra Nevada College Psychology Chair) Dr. Christina M. Frederick teaches psychology courses ranging from the introductory level to courses with more specialized emphases such as cognitive/behavioral, neuroscience, sensation and perception, social psychology, developmental, and research methods. Although her background is cognitive, her teaching and research experience has taken her far outside the cognitive domain. Christina’s research interests range from human memory, to human perception, to undergraduate plagiarism.
Dr. Precious Hall (Truckee Meadows Community College Professor of Political Science)Dr. Hall has been at TMCC since 2012, but hails from Baltimore, Maryland having completed her undergraduate studies at High Point University in North Carolina and graduate studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research centers on American Politics, African American Politics and Political Behavior. Through her lens of research she has investigated the presence of minority politicians in the post-Obama government and the rhetoric and style of campaigns used by African American politicians in the notion of a post-racial society.
Andrew Barbano (First Vice-president of the Reno-Sparks NAACP)Andrew Barbano is a 50-year Nevadan now in his third decade as a member of the Reno-Sparks NAACP. He currently serves as first vice-president, political action chair and webmaster. He is the editor of NevadaLabor.com, a longtime newspaper columnist and TV/radio host. He produces Nevada's annual César Chávez Celebration. His commentaries have recently appeared in media as diverse as the Associated Press, the Maui News, The New York Times and the Guardian of London, UK. .