Hi All,

There are a lot of exciting and important DEI learning opportunities happening in our school, across the University, and in Pittsburgh this month. I really appreciate the folks who have sent me things that should be on our radar.

To keep everyone informed of the DEI-related learning opportunities this September and moving forward (and minimize e-mails), we will send out a list of events happening within the month on the First Tuesday of each month. I will keep a running list but feel free to send things you are hosting and/or are happening in your networks to be included. Please send info about the event, talk, etc. to me before the last Friday of the month before the event so that we can be sure to include it. These lists will include events open to students, faculty, and staff. 

See below for some opportunities happening in September.  


Jaime Booth

Acting Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pitt School of Social Work

School of Social Work DEI Events

  • September 13, 2022: Dr. Margaret Downey will give a guest lecture entitled "From Health to Rights to Justice: A Reproductive Justice Primer for Social Work" in Dr. Leah Jacobs’s class and the speaker has graciously opened it up to the larger SSW community. 9:30 am. Zoom link.

  • September 16, 2022: Celebrate Africa event: “Immersion into Africa Social Work: Challenges to the American Perspective” featuring Drs. Yodit Betru, Toya Jones, and Tonya Slawinski. 11 am. Global Hub, Posvar Hall

University DEI Events

  • September 12, 2022: Jewish Studies Events: Jonathan Ned Katz, “The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams” 6:30pm. Zoom link to come.

  • September 13, 2022: Jewish Studies Events: Alan Jotkowitz, “Narrative of Jewish Medical Ethics” 8-9am. Register here.

  • September 14, 2022: bell hooks: teaching to transgress, teaching transgressive expressive culture, teaching expressive freedom. 10-11:30am. Register here.

  • September 14, 2022: Lecture by Blake Gutt: “What Can Medieval Trans Studies Do?” 1:30-3pm. 501 Cathedral of Learning. More information.

  • September 14, 2022: Growth Through Knowledge & Understanding Series: Biases, Hate Crimes, and Marginalized People: "Judaism," featuring a representative of ADL Cleveland. 7pm. Register here.

  • September 16, 2022: Emerging Latino Communities (ELC) Meeting. Dr. Sharon Ross, PhD, from the School of Education, will tell us about her study to support healthy lifestyles among families and children in the Pittsburgh area. 10:30am-12pm. Hybrid event: Room 1154, Public Health and Zoom.

  • September 16, 2022: The African Immigrant Experience in Pittsburgh: Community Perspectives. 4-5pm. Global Hub, Posvar Hall

  • September 17, 2022: Freedom Pedagogies Symposium. 10am-1:30pm. More information.

  • September 28, 2022: Growth Through Knowledge & Understanding Series: Biases, Hate Crimes, and Marginalized People: "Hispanic Populations," featuring Monica Ruiz, executive director of Casa San Jose. 7pm. Register here.

Community DEI Events

  • September 29-30, 2022: Gwen’s Girls & Black Girls Equity Alliance Presents: The 7th Annual Equity Summit and Awards Ceremony: Centering Youth Voice for Systematic Change  Hybrid event. More details.

Please send any DEI events to Acting Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Jaime Booth by the last Friday of the month to have events included in the following month: jmbooth@pitt.edu.

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