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Action Conversations on Race

Every third Wednesday of the month 12-1pm EST, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race and Gender Equity presents Action Conversations on Race, a panel discussion dedicated to racial justice. Featuring local experts and leaders in fields such as equity and diversity, policy change, and advocacy, these conversations are designed to build community and create change.

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Our Action Conversations on Race take place the third Wednesday of every month at 12-1pm EST.

April 19, 2023: Cannabis and Racial Justice

From Reefer Madness to the War on Drugs, cannabis prohibition has disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities, namely as a key contributor to mass incarceration. Our panelists discuss if legalization and criminal record expungement can redress the systemic racism of cannabis prohibition policies and drug law enforcement. Looking toward a more equitable future, panelists also envision ways to center racial justice within the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.

May 17, 2023: Antisemitism and White Supremacy

Antisemitic violence is deeply connected to white supremacy culture. In collaboration with National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Pittsburgh, our conversation addresses the rise in antisemitism as well as racism against Jews of color as we seek opportunities to unite against white supremacy.

Are you interested in participating as a panelist or do you have a topic idea for an Action Conversation?
Contact Adale Sholock at asholock@ywcapgh.org

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White Feminism – March 15, 2023 

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Our Action Conversations Race are presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield & Allegheny Health Network and Trulieve. Thank you for your support!

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Interested in sponsoring our Action Conversations on Race? Contact Ginny Giles at ggiles@ywcapgh.org.