Summit Against Racism

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
January 21
8 a.m.—5 p.m.

If you’re looking for ways to continue honoring the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during this pivotal week in U.S. history—and you want to help end racism and injustice on a local level—register now for the 19th Summit Against Racism.

Setting up shop at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in East Liberty, the Summit will provide an inclusive forum for attendees to discuss the current state of race relations in the U.S., work together to achieve understanding and healing, and learn effective tools for social action.

Hosted by the Metro-Urban Institute—a multicultural initiative of the Black and White Reunion—the one-day conference offers an extensive lineup of activities, including 25-plus interactive workshops and discussion sessions, opening and closing ceremonies, and resource and information tables.

Organized around this year’s theme of “Polarization to Cooperation: HOW DO We Get There?” the event kicks off with registration at 8 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The day will conclude with a closing ceremony from 4:15 to 5 p.m.

A wide array of critical issues and topics will be addressed throughout the day, such as equity in education and health care, activism and the arts, the affordable housing crisis, the school-to-prison pipeline, and the refugee experience in Pittsburgh.

Attendees will discuss everything from how to become a more engaged citizen and run for office, to effective ways for being an ally and building a multiracial, anti-racist movement.

Proceeds from admission will benefit the Jonny Gammage Scholarship Fund (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Advance registration is suggested.

View a complete schedule and register for the Summit here.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...