2012 Racial Justice Awards photo courtesy of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh web site

On November 13th the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh will hold its 22nd annual Racial Justice Awards. The awards honor those individuals, organizations and companies who have a shown a long-term commitment to ending racism. Those who have demonstrated their promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion and who work to end discrimination are eligible for an award.

You can nominate a contender in the following categories:

  • Arts
  • Community Engagement
  • Company/Business
  • Education
  • Faith
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Legal
  • Public Safety
  • Youth Achievement

Last year’s winners included Tim Stevens, Chairman and CEO, Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) for Community Engagement; Chauncey W. Smith, Equal Employment Opportunity Consultant, H.J. Heinz Co. and Management & Diversity Consultant, Pope & Associates for Company/Business; Épryl King, President, Raising Achievement In Monroeville and Pitcairn, Inc. for Education; The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre, The Church of the Holy Cross for Faith; Paula K. Davis, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Schools of the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh for Health; David A. Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law for Legal; and Alexis Werner, Seeds of Hope, Shaler Area High School and Michael Sutton, Sewickley Academy, Class of 2012; Duke University, Class of 2016 for Youth Achievement. Cecile Springer–who is the People for Peduto Campaign Chair–was the 2012 Racial Justice Awards Honorary Chair.


2012 Racial Justice Awards photo of winners courtesy of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh web site


2012 Racial Justice Awards photo of Honorary Chair Cecile M. Springer courtesy of YWCA Greater Pittsburgh web site

You can read a description of each category here and fill out a nomination form at this link. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, September 4th. For an invitation to attend or to purchase tickets for the award event, please click here.

If you know someone who has a track record of working to end racism and promoting social justice, please help reward their efforts by nominating them for an award!