Below is the schedule of featured sessions for July 27. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Zoom registration and additional access information will be shared in the lead up to the Forum. If you have not already, please complete the registration form.
5:30 p.m. - Featured Session
Structures of Inequity: A Conversation on Social Justice
Anthony Ray Hinton, Tomar Pierson-Brown (Moderator), Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Clinical Assistant Professor; and Director of the Health Law Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Candi Castleberry Singleton, Vice President of Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement at Twitter and founder of the award-winning Dignity & Respect Campaign, ReNike Moore, Director of the ACLU Racial Justice Project, Sheila Velez Martinez, the Jack and Lovell Olender Professor of Asylum Refugee and Immigration Law; the Director of Clinical Programs and the Immigration Law Clinic; and the inaugural co-director of the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
This kickoff event for the 2021 Diversity Forum will explore how institutions of law and justice continue to paradoxically be instruments for both reification and dismantling of oppressive systems in the United States, and what the next frontier of action and advocacy must look like to advance social justice efforts.
7 p.m. - Featured Session
Spitting Fire: An Evening with Friends
Join your fellow Forum attendees and a lineup of artists from Pittsburgh and beyond for a celebration of creativity as a source of joy, resistance, and community. The evening kicks off with remarks by Simon Tam of The Slants and includes performances by musicians INEZ and Brittney Chantele, poets Dawn Lundy Martin and Jubi Arriola-Headley, multidisciplinary artist Bria Walker, and writer Hannah Eko.