14th Annual Summit Against Racism - Saturday, January 21, 2012
8:30am-3pm, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Summit will offer inspiring speakers spanning different generations, skill building techniques for our justice movements, strengthening the programs of the Black and White Reunion such as the Jonny Gammage Scholarship, plus supporting other anti-racism work in our region.
Registration: Adults: $25.00, including breakfast and lunch; $10.00 for under 18 and limited income.
1. Current Workshops being discussed:
The meaning of the "Occupy Movement"? The focus will be the Occupy Movement's relationship to racism. http://www.occupypittsburgh.org/
b. "The Image of Women"
c. "Implementing the Coalition Against Violence Strategies for Change" -
d. "Four New Policies for Police Reform have been passed in Pittsburgh – How do we Assure Success?" "What does justice for Jonny Gammage and Jordan Miles look like?"
e. City League/WPIAL – A Case for Integrating Athletics in Western Pennsylvania.
f. Showing the Nate Smith "What Does Trouble Mean" movie again for those who have not seen it in a separate room. Continuing the struggle for more minority labor participation on government funded construction sites in Western Pennsylvania. The discussion of reactions to the film and the relevance of it today could follow the showing of the film. http://www.natesmithmovie.com/
Next meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 6 pm, East Liberty Presbyterian Church
The Black and White Reunion is looking for volunteers to help out with this event. Please contact blackandwhite_reunion(at)yahoo.com orTim Stevens, 412-758-7898, Bob Maddock, 412-322-9275