Diversity & Community

Nearly a year ago, the world was shocked by the brutal killing of George Floyd. The scene catalyzed a national discourse on inequity, injustice and the police and brought new attention to society’s deep racial divides.
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Miss last night’s event? Here’s your recap.
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Throughout the past year, students, faculty and staff have found creative ways to keep tutoring, gardening and donating to their communities. During National Volunteer Week, find out how you can join them.
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The Pitt Global Ties game night connected domestic and international students across the country for an evening of fun and food.
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The Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement project is a national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.
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Join a tour of the 9,000-square-foot facility and learn about programs at the CEC in the Hill online or in person May 14-15. The newest Community Engagement Center is the result of years of partnerships between Hill District residents and Pitt.
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The club, open to students of all genders, aims to foster diversity in the field of computing through mentorship, advocacy and social events.
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Nearly 200 attendees gathered virtually on April 7 to discuss weaving social justice into the K-12 curriculum. The event also featured poetry readings and live DJ sets between sessions.
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Senior Jeremy Olin wanted the work for his computer science major to have a real-life impact, so he joined 412 Connect: a new project with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.
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Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and offer thoughts on what Pitt does well—and what it could do better.