Home > “Let’s Talk About Race” face to face at Repair the World in East Liberty on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 6-8 p.m.

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Pittsburgh prides itself as a welcoming city for all, independent of the color of your skin or where you come from. But if we look and listen closer, the reality is more nuanced and complex.

"I never forget that I live in the citified shadow of Appalachia."

Pittsburgh, a mostly white city, is still profoundly uncomfortable with conversations about diversity and race on a regular basis, especially how it shapes attitudes, power and the city.

This PublicSource project, entitled 'Let's talk about race,' is confronting issues of race and racism head-on. How productive that conversation is depends on each and every one of you. Please include your voice. Every voice speaking against racism chips away at its power.

         

And conversation is not the only thing we hope for. We also hope for action. Because the future of our region and the city depends on how committed our community is to addressing institutional inequities and more blatant racism that have existed for decades.

 
"I do know that healing can only occur after we have confronted the truth."

PublicSource is making a commitment to facilitate an ongoing conversation examining local racial attitudes and how people from our community perceive race. Please reach out to us with feedback and ideas.

We're also asking you to let us know who in the Pittsburgh region is committed to fighting for racial equity or has a valuable perspective on racial issues. Introduce us or simply nominate someone you know, even if it's you. Email halle@publicsource.org.

 
"I believe in Pittsburgh. I believe we can not just be a great city, but an amazing city..."
"In order to do so, we are going to have to dig deep and ask ourselves if we are willing and ready to make the necessary changes."
Explore the 'Let's talk about race' project

 

“Let’s Talk About Race” face to face at Repair the World in East Liberty on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. There will be a guided discussion with a panel featuring Pittsburghers who have been leading the conversation. Join us; it’s free and light refreshments will be served.

https://projects.publicsource.org/pittsburgh-race/index.html

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