Register for a community resource table! Deadline Jan. 10th

Your organization or group should be a part of our Community Resource Room!

If you wish to have an information table, you are required to register for the Summit. Please submit your request by January 10th using this form.

We have a limited number of tables available and are requesting organizations bring their own tables this year. We also can offer space on an unattended resource table that can display pamphlets and information about your organization.

Questions? email Cynthia-Grace Devine-Kepner 

 

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Our call for workshops is now open!

The Summit Against Racism is going strong celebrating 20 years in Pittsburgh! We are currently seeking individuals or groups to lead a session at the 20th Annual Summit Against Racism. Healing trauma, building community and inspiring action requires a commitment to dismantling the hierarchies, laws, and policies that continue to impose trauma upon non-whites. We are committed to making our city live up to being a Just Pittsburgh, a ONEPgh, a 100 Percent Pittsburgh for all. If you are willing to build community and are dedicated to helping others learn ways to take action in their everyday lives, we hope that you will consider applying.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in leading a workshop at the 20th Annual Summit Against Racism on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Reflect and Celebrate SAR19

Thank you to the over 700 + attendees at the 19th Annual Summit Against Racism!  This was the largest attended Summit to date and we appreciate the time you spent with us on one of the warmest Summit days in history!

Here’s what some attendees had to say about the 19th Summit Against Racism:

“The summit is always a transformative experience. I especially loved crossing paths with the intersectionality march, and opportunities for conversations at meals. Overall, amazing community experience.”

“I come to this every year – to date, I feel this was truly one of the best.”

“I believe the presenters and information shared was extremely beneficial and encouraged action and promotion and next steps to advance society as a whole.”

To recap we are sharing photos that highlight some of the record-setting milestones you helped us create this year.  View photos of the event captured by Germaine Williams

This was the first year we also hosted a Pre-Summit Event, a Pre-Summit Town Hall in Partnership with Union Project.  Over 15 attendees enjoyed with over a dozen elected officials and invited guests. Here’s what folks had to say about the Pre-Summit:

“Very intimate and interesting. A good warm up with good connections.”

“It was wonderful to see so many community leaders there.”

“[The Pre-Summit] motivated me by allowing me to meet [local politicians and councillors and] put names and faces together.”

Thank you to All who joined us for the Black and White Reunion’s Annual Summer BBQ at Schenley Park at the Overlook Pavillion on Saturday, July 20, 2017! We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Summit Against Racism on Saturday, January 20, 2018!

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Our Summit Against Racism Planning Committee meetings are underway. Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sign-up to volunteer to plan and support SAR 20: http://bit.ly/VolunteerSAR20 or use the form below.

 

 

 

Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarship

The Jonny Gammage Memorial scholarship is named for Jonny Gammage, a Black businessman, and philanthropist who died from positional asphyxiation at the hands of white police during a “routine” traffic stop in 1995. This incident and the “not guilty” verdicts in court cases against the police inspired the founding of the Black and White Reunion, the Summit Against Racism and the Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to law students to encourage a path of lawyering for social justice.  Funds for the scholarship are provided by donations and from registration fees for the Summit Against Racism.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a law student in a local law school, must be a person of color, and must provide a resume along with the response to the scholarship question.

Submit applications to: SummitAgainstRacism@gmail.com.

The deadline for the 2016 Jonny Gammage Scholarship is March 31, 2017.

To view this year’s question and see previous winners visit the Jonny Gammage Scholarship page for more information.

Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarship

The Jonny Gammage Memorial scholarship is named for Jonny Gammage, a Black businessman, and philanthropist who died from positional asphyxiation at the hands of white police during a “routine” traffic stop in 1995. This incident and the “not guilty” verdicts in court cases against the police inspired the founding of the Black and White Reunion, the Summit Against Racism and the Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to law students to en- courage a path of lawyering for social justice.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a law student in a local law school, must be a person of color, and must provide a resume along with the response to the scholarship question.

Submit applications to: SummitAgainstRacism@gmail.com.

The deadline for the 2016 Jonny Gammage Scholarship is March 31, 2017.

To view this year’s question and see previous winners visit the Jonny Gammage Scholarship page for more information.

Thank You!

With over 700 in attendance at the 19th Annual Summit Against Racism, we are bursting with appreciation to all of our volunteers, workshop presenters and Planning Committee.

Please visit our donor and partner page to learn more about who helped us host and feed our attendees this year.

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RSVP for an in-person debrief on February 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206 here:http://bit.ly/SAR19Debrief

Complete an electronic evaluation form if you attended the Pre-Summit Town Hall and/or the Summit Against Racism* here: http://bit.ly/SAR19Evaluation

*If you completed a paper evaluation at the Summit, it is not necessary to complete an electronic evaluation, unless you also attended the Pre-Summit Town Hall

Online Registration Closed – Register in Person January 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Registration

Online registration is closed!  With over 350 registered attendees, we are excited to welcome you tomorrow to the 19th Annual Summit Against Racism on January 21, 2017, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SNOW, RAIN, or SHINE the Summit will go on!  Join us at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206*
If you were not able to register online, register in person, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Half-Day registrations are accepted, $20 without lunch, $30 for a full day.  No one is turned away due to lack of funds!

*Did you receive a postcard in the mail or see our flyer around town (see above)? Please note the address is 616 N. Highland Ave, across from Barack-Obama International Academy.

How to Get Here?

Public Transit: 71B and 75 have stops right in front of the Seminary; 71C, 74, 77, 82, 86, 88, 89 have stops at Penn and N. Highland and is 0.5 miles (10 minute walk).   MLK Busway is, East Liberty Station is 0.8 miles (16 minute walk).

Car: http://www.pts.edu/directions

Parking: Street (no permit needed); Parking lot located off Saint Marie Street; limited accessible and handicap parking is available in rear behind George A. Long Hall between John McNaugher Memorial Hall and Lounge

Where to Go once you arrive?

  • First, go to Registration in George A. Long Hall
  • Opening Ceremony, Lunch, and Closing Ceremony are in John McNaugher Memorial Hall and Lounge
  • Campus Map here