Diversity Forum - July 28

Below is the schedule of featured sessions for July 28.  All times are Eastern Standard Time.

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Zoom links and additional access information will be shared the week of the forum. If you have not already, please be sure to complete the registration form.


5:30 p.m. - Featured Session 

A Call to Activism: Witnessing Globally, Responding Locally

Clyde Wilson Pickett, PhD, vice chancellor for equity, diversity, & inclusion, University of Pittsburgh; Leigh Patel, PhD, professor in the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh; Jasiri X, rapper, activist and founder of anti-violence group 1Hood; Darren Whitfield, assistant professor of social work and psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh; and Mario Browne, director of the Office of Health Sciences Diversity, University of Pittsburgh (moderator).

The call and response to activism around the globe has been catalyzed by the witnessing through multi-media of the disproportionate burden of preventable death, disease, and disenfranchisement of Black and all marginalized people in the US. This session seeks to amplify, interrogate, and offer mitigation strategies to redress systemic injustice and establish equity and justice, for all. 

Watch a recording of A Call to Activism

7 p.m. - Featured Session

A Conversation With Angela Davis

Angela Davis, Dr. Kathy Humphrey, and Dr. Ann Cudd

Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey and Provost Ann Cudd will engage world-renowned social justice educator and activist, Angela Davis in a conversation about her experiences and motivations as a social justice activist and gain her thoughts on how communities, across the spectrum, can heed the call for social justice.

Watch a recording of A Conversation with Angela Davis