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The 15th Annual Summit Against Racism will be take place on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The summit is a project of The Black and White Reunion (BWR) — an organization which seeks to raise awareness of the lingering problems of racism within the region of southwestern Pennsylvania and works to eliminate that racism. It’s held each year on the Saturday after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The day-long event will take place at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

This year’s summit will feature opening remarks by BWR founder Tim Stevens. There will be a screening of a short documentary on long-time civil rights activist Sarah B. Campbell. Workshop topics include:

  • Voter Empowerment and Election Protection 365
  • Challenging White Supremacy in the Workplace
  • Gentrification and Displacement
  • PA Prisons, Racism and the Fight for Change
  • Developing Implementation Strategies to Impact Violence
  • A Community Bill of Rights: Local Democracy and Justice Matter

You can read a synopsis of each workshop and the facilitators here.

Admission to the summit is $25 for adults. $10 rates are available for groups (5+), seniors, youths and those with limited incomes. You can register online here. Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a one-year membership in the Black & White Reunion.

The Summit Against Racism is also the primary fundraiser for the Jonny Gammage Scholarship.

15th Annual Summit Against Racism
When: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Facebook Page: Here


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