Diversity & Community

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.
a woman on a yellow mat with legs in the air doing pilates
Renee J. Rogers from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and her team of students and staff have been hosting regular virtual workouts suitable for all ages. Read about how the Pitt community and their families are coming together to stay fit.
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.
A person types on a purple Braille keyboard
With the move to online instruction, making electronic accessibility a priority is not just about accommodating people with disabilities; it’s about considering the broad range of students and their learning styles.
an officer with a pad of paper and pen in her hands, standing between two other people
The University of Pittsburgh Police Department values the voices in our community that have called for police reforms, accountability and open communication. To that end, we want to provide an update on issues that have been discussed on local and national levels.
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In a discussion on race, police and civilian deaths, Pitt Law’s David Harris suggested that police forces could benefit from considering themselves guardians rather than warriors. Watch a video of the talk and read the highlights.