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WQED Presents State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum

 

 

 

 

WQED, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, hosts The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum, a live town hall as part of the Urban League’s annual examination of political, social and economic conditions that impact the state of Black Pittsburgh.  Educators, politicians, activists, and community leaders discuss the social, political and cultural issues that shape the community, and the steps that will lead to a future of equality, prosperity and inclusion.

 

The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum airs Thursday, June 7 at 8pm on WQED-TV and will livestream atwww.wqed.org from WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio. 

 

The program includes a robust social media presence throughout the evening, and the community can send questions and comments toTwitter @wqed at #SBPGH and on  www.facebook.com/WQEDPittsburgh/

 

The program is co-hosted by Chris Moore and Lisa Washington and features Esther Bush, president of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

 

Panelists include:

 

·       Marc Morial, President, National Urban League

·       Michelle Massie, Director, Research & Communications, A+ Schools

·       Dr. Andre Samuel, Director, The Citizens Science Lab

·       Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education

·       Ruth Byrd-Smith, Director, Allegheny County, Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department

·       James Myers, Jr., Director, Community Affairs & Business Development, Urban Innovation 21

·       Carolyn Peeks, Board Member, Larimer Consensus Group

·       Dr. Larry E. Davis, Dean, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director,

Center on Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh

·       Valerie McDonald Roberts, Chief Urban Affairs Officer, City of Pittsburgh

 

The State of Black Pittsburgh will air in conjunction with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual conference. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the local and national Urban League and its mission of helping African Americans achieve economic self-reliance. This is the third year that the event has taken place at WQED.

 

About WQED

WQED creates and shares outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires.  It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; WQED PBS KIDS Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and WQED Education (www.wqed.org/edu).


 

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