Diversity & Community

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Even if you can’t attend next week’s Diversity Forum 2020, you can vote for the people’s choice winners of the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition. See the entries.
Jennifer Iriti in a gray jacket and blue scarf
A grassroots effort started by Jennifer Iriti, a research scientist at Pitt, quickly became a movement to donate more than 70 anti-racist books to teachers across the country.
Mary Ohmer in a pink and white shirt and jacket
This month, a project led by Mary Ohmer called Research for Equity and Power introduced a playbook that lays out a roadmap for residents in Homewood to help influence change in the neighborhood.
A Zoom meeting with six visible participants
Yesterday’s latest town hall, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Office of Health Sciences Diversity, featured an expert panel discussion of systemic racism, capitalism and the history of inequity and social justice in the U.S. Read a recap or watch the video.
Ibram X. Kendi in a gray suit with his book
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a recent book club welcomed nearly 100 people to discuss the bestselling Ibram X. Kendi book. See what their next pick is and how to join.
Black and white cutouts of people
Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
A group of five people smiling at the camera
The United Way Special Day of Caring offered a unique chance to volunteer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and safety. Several Pitt families participated to help those in need.
An instructor displays how to use a device for a pupil
A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
Aisha White in a black top with books behind her
As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country and Americans celebrate Juneteenth today, Pittwire spoke with Aisha White from the Office of Child Development on broaching these subjects with kids.
Two boys in black t-shirts playing in a field
Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood has a new group of certified babysitters. They’re graduates of a program that’s not only shaping future childcare providers, but entrepreneurs, too.