Winner Announced for Art of Diversity People’s Choice Award

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The public had a chance to weigh in on the People’s Choice Award for the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition, as Diversity Forum 2020 came to a close. And the people have spoken: "We have been enslaved in this country far longer than We have been Free. We have not seen Liberation... yet," by René LaPointe Jameson, was named the winner.

A total of over 1,200 votes were cast, and Jameson’s work emerged as the clear favorite, said Erik Schuckers, manager of communications and programming for Pitt’s Center of Creativity.

Jameson is a junior at Tufts University studying environmental engineering and a 2019 University of Pittsburgh Hesselbein fellow.

Passionate about public health and racial justice, Jameson works to address health disparities caused by environmental racism. Her art works examine social issues varying from medical racism, senior isolation and police brutality.

View the other winners of the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition. If you missed the forum, here’s a recap of highlights on Pittwire.