Presented by the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, this training will bring insight to the basics of the faith, common misconceptions about Islam, and action steps that the public can take to show solidarity and allyship.
Trayvon Martin and Martin Luther King, Jr. Emmett Till and Tamir Rice. Same movement, different moment?
Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore the Black Lives Matter movement within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America.
3703 Posvar Hall
Have “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” become code words for intolerance? How do individuals reconcile personal religious beliefs with government laws?
Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore religious persecution within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America.
University Club, 2nd Floor Ballroom
This session is designed to introduce University of Pittsburgh faculty, student, and staff participants to the transformative model of Intergroup Dialogue, to support participants in gaining courage to have uncomfortable conversations through the creation of safe spaces that deepen relationships within and across social identities in meaningful ways. Participants will begin to discuss their social identities and better understand their blocks to having difficult conversations about topics, including race, gender identity, etc. These topics will vary based on audience participation and arise organically through experiential exercises.
Humanities Center (602 CL)
Kamala Harris, Catherine Cortez Masto, and Tammy Duckworth made history on November 8, 2016, by becoming, respectively, the first biracial woman in the Senate, the first Latina senator, and the first Thailand-born senator. What gains have women made since the passage of the 19th Amendment, and what obstacles do they still face in achieving economic, political, and social equality?
3703 Posvar Hall
In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to guarantee same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry. While this landmark decision was a giant step forward in the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ Americans, there is still work to be done before members of the LGBTQ community are truly equal.
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to discuss the past achievements, current priorities, and future challenges of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans and their allies.
University Club, Ballroom A
Megan Block and Mike Healey, attorneys representing the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will discuss the set of guarantees protected by the First Amendment and how free speech goes hand-in-hand with engaged citizenship.
Pamela W. Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh, will provide introductory remarks.