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Action Conversations on Race

Every third Wednesday of the month at 12pm 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.

Participants can register for upcoming Action Conversations on Zoom or join us through Facebook Live. Scroll down to view our upcoming themes for the Summer and Fall 2021 season, as well as links to recordings and resources from previous conversations.

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

Empowering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
August 18th, 2021 |
It’s back-to-school season! Join us for a discussion of how racism and sexism impact the interests of Black and  Latinx girls and what we can do to close the opportunity gap.

Censoring Racism in American History
September 15th, 2021| Join us for a timely discussion of learning about racism in schools today and how to advocate for curriculums that promote historical accuracy, racial justice, and equality.

Male Allies and White Accomplices
October 20th, 2021 | Our discussion today observes YWCA Week without Violence and focuses on how men and white people can contribute to the elimination of racial and gender-based violence.

Black Trans Lives Matter
November 17th, 2021 | In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, join us for a discussion of the Black Trans Lives Matter movement here in Pittsburgh and how to advocate for more inclusive anti-discrimination action.

Women of Color and Mental Health
December 15th, 2021 | Managing mental health is often challenging, especially for women of color, but it can be extra difficult during the holiday season. Join us for a discussion of race, gender, and mental health with specific actions for self-care.

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

Latest Action Conversation

July 21st 2021: Black Family Joy: Reading with Teens and Children – Read the event summary here.

July 2021 Action Conversation (full video)
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Our Action Conversations Race are presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield & Allegheny Health Network,
with support from PNC, and Peoples Gas. Thank you!


Would you like to sponsor our Action Conversations on Race? Contact Ginny Giles at ggiles@ywcapgh.org.