Center on Race and Social Problems
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001-2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems, died on March 30. Members of Pitt’s community are sharing reflections about Davis and his many contributions to the University and race, civil rights and social justice.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Special honors were given this week to Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems and Department of Africana Studies Chair Yolanda Covington-Ward, who led the development of Pitt’s new Anti-Black Racism course.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
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.
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Friday, July 20, 2018
Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues the social enterprise he started with the launch of his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh). The book features more than 140 African-American professionals under the age of 40.
Friday, January 5, 2018
All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate in events honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
In his 17th year at the helm of Pitt’s School of Social Work, Dean Larry E. Davis announces he will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, amid praise for his leadership and his dedication to issues of race, social justice and community.