University of Pittsburgh hosts ‘Race in America’ June 3-6, designed to be the most solution-focused conference on race

PITTSBURGH, PA — The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and the Center on Race and Social Problems will host “Race in America” — designed to be the most solution-focused conference on race ever held — on the University’s Pittsburgh campus June 3-6.

Seven key areas will be explored during “Race in America”: economics, education, criminal justice, race relations, health, mental health, and families, youth, and the elderly. There will be two keynote speeches and a panel discussion, all open to the public, as well as 20 sessions for conference participants. Forty of the nation’s most prominent experts on race will give presentations in the conference sessions.

Conference participants — a multiracial group of researchers, policy makers, students, and community leaders — will be asked to identify the most pervasive instances of racial inequities, explore the factors that contribute to them, and work on actionable steps that can be taken at the federal, state, and local levels to help build greater equity in our society.

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