The 16th annual Summit Against Racism from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Avenue 15206. This is an annual event held that is held the Saturday after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Pittsburgh.
The Summit Against Racism is a day when everyone—from students to seasoned activists—can come together to start the new year by making or renewing and revitalizing commitments to ending racism in Pittsburgh.
The Summit Against Racism is hosted by the Black and White Reunion (BWR), an organization working to end racism, racial profiling, and police brutality, will host its
Come join a diverse group of nearly 300 people across the city who want to discuss, learn, and strategize around promoting racial justice in Pittsburgh!
History of the Summit Against Racism
Jonny Gammage was a Black businessman and philanthropist who died at the hands of white police from positional asphyxiation during a “routine” traffic stop in a Pittsburgh suburb in 1995. It was this incident, and the “not guilty” verdicts in court cases against the police, that inspired the founding of the Black and White Reunion and BWR’s development of the Summit Against Racism and the Jonny Gammage Memorial Scholarships.
A portion of the proceeds from the Summit supports the Jonny Gammage Scholarships, which are presented by BWR, NAACP Pittsburgh, and the Negro Educational Emergency Drive (NEED) to support Black law students with an interest in studying civil rights and social justice issues at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University. The scholarships are awarded to the winners of an essay contest that challenges them to answer a relevant question.
Summit Against Racism Details
- Saturday, January 25, 2014
- East Liberty Presbyterian Church
The $25 all-day admission includes continental breakfast, lunch, speakers, films, a commemorative program book, one-year membership in the Black and White Reunion, and several workshops from which to choose. A reduced admission fee of $10 per person is available for students, seniors, groups of five or more, and low-income attendees. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot pay. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds!)
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Contact Information: summitagainstracism@gmail.