Diversity & Community

Five hands together
Miss yesterday’s symposium? We’ve got a recap of the conversations, which ranged from what to call protestors, how trauma relates to violence and how storytelling can foster belonging.
paul Harper in a black suit and gray dress shirt
In a new course and upcoming Racial Justice Web Forum, Paul T. Harper examines the intersection of business, ethics and race in America. Register for the five-part forum, which begins Jan. 22.
Joanne Rogers in front of a sign with Mister Rogers on it
Students, faculty and staff join people around Pittsburgh and across the country today in remembering beloved Pittsburgher Joanne Rogers, longtime spouse of the late Mister Rogers. She died Jan. 14 at 92.
A person in a blue shirt stands in the middle of murals painted on walls
Following a year in which calls for racial equity and social justice rose to new prominence, the University’s annual Social Justice Week, running Jan 18-22, presents a renewed opportunity for the Pitt community to contemplate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Three people in purple robes in a dark building with wood walls
Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continuing through Black History Month, an initiative led by Pitt’s Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement seeks stories and images about faith, race and culture.
Ervin Dyer outdoors in a light blue dress shirt and tie
A pilot program that connects students in an Introduction to Africana Studies course to residents in the Hill District is helping create a bridge from the University to the community.
Heather Lyke with two children in Pitt shirts bake in a kitchen together while a camera crew films
What blue-and-gold game-day snack does Roc prepare for Pitt tailgates? What goes into Narduzzi pancakes? Proceeds from a new cookbook with those recipes and more will benefit a student-athletes fund and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
A person with a Pitt backpack and a winter hat walks away from the camera on a snowy campus
Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.
A person in a wheelchair with checkered sneakers, a blue gown and purple gloves
As the world observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, catch up on some of the recent Pitt initiatives and research by and for people with disabilities.
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The syllabus, lectures and reading lists from “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance” are now available to anyone interested in taking the virtual Pitt course.