Past Events

Dec
08
Stop the Shade: Exploring the Color Bias
Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room

Presentations will explore explore the social, historical and cultural impacts of colorism (the implicit bias against people with darker complexions), followed by round table discussion groups. 

Dec
09
Student Sustainability Symposium
Friday, December 9, 2016 -
10:30am to 4:00pm
O'Hara Student Center Ballroom

A discussion of campus sustainability efforts with keynote speaker La'Tasha D. Mayes, founder and executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice. a

Dec
09
Diversity in the Precision Medicine Initiative: the Politics of Intent and Practice
Friday, December 9, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
A115 Crabtree Hall

Pamela Sankar, PhD will discuss how President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program understands "diversity" and the implications of this understanding for research design and, ultimately, public health. Open to the public. 

Dec
12
A Town Hall: Equitable Casting
Monday, December 12, 2016 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Charity Randall Theatre

This town hall will address issues of representation, racial justice in theatre, the critical “role” of playwright/author’s intent, the erasure of voices and stories, and the consequences of cultural appropriation, with the goal of generating strategies towards equity in casting practices and programming in our regional theatre community and beyond.

Jan
06
Dialogue with the Dean, Part II: Diversity and Inclusion
Friday, January 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPU Ballroom

A round-table discussion for students and Dean Bonner to engage in a meaningful way, and further build on discussions from the first Dialogue event in October. This event will focus on providing action item ideas.

Jan
12
Karen Frost-Arnold: "To Lurk or Not to Lurk: A Feminist Philosophy for the Internet"
Thursday, January 12, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:15pm
402 Cathedral of Learning

Professor Karen Frost-Arnold, visiting scholar in GSWS, will give a lecture discussing how to use the internet to unlearn one’s ignorance in a responsible manner.

Jan
12
Step Afrika!
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 8:00pm
Ferguson Theatre, Smith Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

A performance by Step Afrika!, a professional touring dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping.

Jan
13
W. Kamau Bell
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
O'Hara Ballroom

W. Kamau Bell, sociopolitical comedian will discuss his career as a television, radio and podcast host. Presented by Black Action Society.

Jan
13
Don't Box Me In: The Impact of Stereotypes
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Boomer's, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Dr. Mathilda Spencer, assistant professor of criminal justice at Clarion University, will conduct a workshop for students about the impact of stereotypes and how to overcome the barriers they can create in public policy and interpersonal relationships. 

Jan
14
Rhythm of Justice: Third Annual Lecture and Community Conversation on Race and Faith
Saturday, January 14, 2017 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave.

A day of events including lectures, performances, workshops, and open mic session. Featuring keynote speaker Erika Gault, poetry slam/spoken word artist and activist. 

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