Hinckley Institute

01.17.23 Reframing the Conversation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Hinckley Institute of Politics,
260 South Central Campus Drive,
Room 2018,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
United States


Forum offered online and in the Hinckley Institute caucus room - Room 2018, Gardner Commons.

Reframing the Conversation is a monthly series that brings together experts from across the campus and community to spark important conversations around equity, othering, and safety. More than half a century after Dr. King wrote the first draft of his book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, many are still asking the same question. Challenges continue to persist, creating inequity and fueling divisions and conflict. But the University of Utah is committed to answering Dr. King’s critical question with actions that reinforce and deepen our connections—building a campus community where everyone knows they belong. In alignment with this year’s MLK Week theme, at the January installment of the Reframing the Conversation series, panelists will discuss what may be next in the ongoing fight for civil rights in Utah and across the country.

Reframing the Conversation is a monthly hybrid series. Attendees can join in person at the Hinckley Caucus Room (GC 2018) or virtually on the Reframing the Conversation webpage.

ASL interpretation will be provided and auto-captions will be available. All requests for event access support and other questions or concerns may be directed to edi-events@utah.edu.



  • Edén Cortés-López
    Director of Research and Climate; Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
    The University of Utah
  • Iradukunda Esperance
    Undergraduate Student
    The University of Utah
  • Byron Russell
    Byron Russell LLC and Byron Russell Venture Partners
  • Eddy Thompson Jr.
    Global Trade Compliance, L3Harris
    Utah MLK Human Rights Commission
    Utah Alumni Board of Governors

Moderated by: 

  • Emma E. Houston
    Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
    Chief Diversity Officer
    The University of Utah


Pizza will be distributed to attendees at the beginning of the event. Please plan to arrive at the venue promptly.


The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum.