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 is the first of three Conversations on Race that the Coalition will hold, this one examining race in Pittsburgh. We will present:
- Anupama jain, Executive Director of the city’s Gender Equality Commission, which earlier this year, released the Report on Gender and Racial Inequality in Pittsburgh; and
- Junia Howell, an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Sociology and the lead author of the Report
They will be joined by a panel of individuals who will discuss their own experiences of race in Pittsburgh and Coalition members will be guided in a discussion among themselves about what they have heard.
Coalition members will be guided in a discussion among themselves about what they have heard.
For those who have signed up for our Ally-Ready certification program, this is a CONVERSATION ON RACE.