THE SUMMIT

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or…some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.—Barack Obama 

The 21st Annual Summit Against Racism will be held in late January, 2019 at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Since it’s inception in 1996, the Summit has a played a crucial role in forming the relationships and abilities needed to create a movement for justice. In the face of the Trump administrations unrelenting assault on the lives of people of color, LGBTQ+, immigrants, women, our environment, and even elephants, and our city’s penchant for gentrification, police-violence, and shady courtship of tech companies, now is the time to commit to the aims highlighted in this year’s conference theme: healing trauma, building community, and inspiring action, the struggle continues!

Over the course of the day, our program presents over 40 workshop and Poster at a rally reads: my dreams are not illegal.presentation sessions, a community resource room with opportunities to network and learn more about ways to plug in with local organizing work, an opening and closing ceremony as well as breakfast and lunch included with your registration fee. The day is designed with the aim of assessing the current needs of our community while developing strategies to combat racism. You must register for the Summit in advance online. This pre-registration allows us to avoid over-filling workshops, which detracts from everyone’s experience. The pre-registration process is still being constructed and will be open soon.

Over 800 people attended the 2018 Summit Against Racism from the Pittsburgh region. Attendees represent all sectors and demographic groups in our movement and communities: young and elder activists; organizers and activists of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocates; school-based activists; faith community organizers; artists and cultural workers; and leaders of campus communities.

In short, the Summit Against Racism is a family gathering of some of the most committed and brightest people in our region.

Full Program

To be determined…

 

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Opening

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Closing

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