Diversity & Community

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A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.
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Jessica Benham (A&S ’19) founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, and her disability rights work can be seen all around town—including area cleanup days and the Pittsburgh airport.
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In Pitt EXCEL’s Instagram series, an engineering student of color cooks a favorite meal while dishing on life, career and identity.
A person in a face mask, gloves and lab coat pipes material into a tray underneath a glass shield
Underrepresented undergraduate students interested in microbiology or immunology can apply for a new scholarship program to support their studies.
Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Dean of Students shared messages on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
A person in a blue shirt holds up their hands with the words "Stop Racism" written on them.
As fall term begins, first-year Pitt students will be required to take a new course on anti-Black racism. The class, open to all students, is centered around the roots, ideology and resistance to anti-Black racism.
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The pandemic isn’t stopping more than 100 teens currently or recently in foster care from receiving support, advocacy and warmth at the annual Older Youth Retreat, sponsored in part by Pitt’s PA Child Welfare Resource Center in the School of Social Work.
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Throughout July 29-30, Pittwire staff shared recaps, insights and stories from Diversity Forum 2020.
Tommy Smith and John Carlos on a podium holding their fists in the air
Olympian John Carlos’ raised fist is iconic today, but in 1968, it turned the track and field athlete’s world upside down. Pitt broadcast film students recently heard more about it in their own conversation with Carlos.
Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi in a stitched photo
Next week’s Diversity Forum 2020 will feature more than 55 virtual sessions to help participants gain the tools to make their communities more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Speakers include Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi.