First Conversation on Race: Race in Our Community

Oct 14, 2020

8:30 - 10 a.m.


The diverse lawyers we seek to attract to Pittsburgh and to retain here not only need a welcoming and supportive work environment, but also a welcoming and supportive environment in which to live. In short, they need to find a home. And a community and all the things that go along with that. If they grew up here, they know what they will find. If they are moving here, they can discover everything they need to know on the internet. Much of what they will find about Pittsburgh is negative. There’s no sense in acting like we don’t see what’s wrong. We have to look it in the eye, be prepared to understand its impact on our colleagues and friends, and think about what we can do about it.

This program will be introduced by Alcoa General Counsel and PLDIC Board Member Jeff Heeter and anchored by a presentation of the 2019 Report on Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race by its lead author, Junia Howell, Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Sociology Department. Joining her will be a panel to discuss ideas for responding to the report. Audience members will also have a chance to engage in the discussion throughout the program.

Panelists will include:

Hon. Timothy K. Lewis
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Co-chair ADR Practice Group
Former federal appeals court judge

anupama jain
Executive Director
City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission

Jerry Dickinson
Associate Professor of Law
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jennifer Park
Denton’s Cohen & Grigsby
Shareholder; Chair Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Development

Meeting Link

For those enrolled in our Ally-Ready certification program, this session is considered a CONVERSATION ON RACE.