The forum, Advancing Social Justice: A Call to Action, is a first-of-its kind virtual event at Pitt from July 28-30 that’s free and open to the public. The goal of the forum is to equip participants with the tools to advance social justice within the University, the city of Pittsburgh and the region.
The workshops, all of which will be held virtually, should be between 60 to 75 minutes long, including Q&A. Anyone, including students, community members and social justice educators from across the spectrum, can submit proposals. Those with questions should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining the forum will be keynote speaker Ibram X. Kendi, author of the New York Times best-selling novel “How to Be an Antiracist.” The discussion with Kendi will be moderated by Valerie Kinloch, Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of Pitt’s School of Education.
Also set to speak at the forum:
- Andre M. Perry, nationally recognized commentator on race, structural inequality and education
- Jasiri X, Pittsburgh-based rapper and activist
- Leigh Patel, associate dean of equity and justice at Pitt’s School of Education
- Darren Whitfield, assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at the School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
- anupama jain, executive director of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission