Diversity Forum 2021

July 26, 2021 - 5:30pm to July 29, 2021 - 5:00pm


Dismantling Oppressive Systems: Building Just Communities
July 26, 2021 – July 29, 2021

The aim of the 2021 Diversity Forum, “Dismantling Oppressive Systems: Building Just Communities,” is to engage and equip participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to identify sources of systemic oppression, consider strategies for dismantling that oppression, and actions critical in fostering more equitable and just communities in which we live, work and learn.

Workshops will be held to examine the systemic, institutionalized nature of oppression, the manifestations of systemic power dynamics within higher education and broader social contexts, as well as the impacts of different forms of oppression on individuals, groups, and society. Participants will also discuss theories of racial/social identity development that can help in understanding oneself, others, and intergroup dynamics in the context of implementing social justice efforts. Topical institutional and societal challenges, and associated strategies for change will be explored.

Registrants will receive access to the Forum workshop schedule and selection information when finalized.

There is no cost to participate, and all are welcome.

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21.

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Location and Address

This is a virtual event hosted by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.