The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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The late playwright and Pittsburgh native is best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle—10 plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All 10 of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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In 2019, Pitt social work faculty surveyed the mental health well-being of staff at social service agencies and schools as the community approached the first anniversary of the Tree of Life tragedy. The data led to enhanced training and treatment for staff at these agencies, two years later.
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Move over hoodies and hats—face coverings are the newest trend as a team spirit accessory. A reduced crowd of 5,500 socially distanced fans were welcomed to Heinz Field for Pitt’s homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24. Take a look at the photos from the event.
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Think of them as your friendly neighborhood Panther pals: The Off-Campus Safety Ambassadors share information and resources with students living in off-campus housing to help keep the entire Oakland community safe.
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Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner spends an evening each week on a walk through the Oakland neighborhood to meet students where they are and offer goodies for following Pitt’s health rules.
Carrie Benson and Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office have been busy hosting online workshops and adding peer educators to its staff—all to drive home the message that everyone must recognize sexual assault and intervene when we see it.
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Calls for workshops and poster presentations and nominations for awards for the virtual event, “Progress Through Partnerships: Advancing Community Resilience,” are open until Nov. 20.
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Panthers, we stand at an important moment in history—one that asks for your participation. Don’t give way to divisiveness and despair during this political season.