Center on Race and Social Problems

2016 Summer Institutes

Race and Child Welfare: National and Local Perspectives in Racial Disproportionality

On June 9, 2016, the Center on Race and Social Problems hosted the Race and Child Welfare Summer Institute. Earn six (6) continuing education credits and learn promising new techniques in research, policy, and practice from members of the community, scholars, policy makers, and agency professionals.

Cost: $150.00

Speakers included:

Alan Dettlaff, Dean and Maconda Brown O’Connor Endowed Dean’s Chair, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston
Fred Wulczyn, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago
Walter Smith, Deputy Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth, and Families
Chereese Phillips, Diversity Officer, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth, and Families

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View video of Child Welfare panel discussion

Procedural Justice for the Police and the Community

The Center on Race and Social Problems hosted a Summer Institute with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Procedural Justice is a cornerstone for building long-term relationships between the police and the communities they serve. Procedural justice means day-to-day fairness inside and outside the organization. Chief Cameron McLay and his team shared the principles of procedural justice with community leaders – emphasizing how the concept is key for promoting positive change in local and national community-police relations. Kimberly Burke’s participation was sponsored by the National Initiative to Build Community

Speakers include:

Cameron McLay, Chief, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Jason Lando, Commander, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Zone 5
Cristyn Zett, Lieutenant, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Kimberly Burke, Project Director, Center for Policing Equity at UCLA 

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Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University

On July 12, 2016, the Center on Race and Social Problems hosted the Race and Higher Education Summer Institute. 

An outstanding panel of national leaders shared the latest research and information aimed at reducing racial disparities in higher education access, persistence, and faculty representation. The Center invited participants to earn six (6) continuing education credit hours and learn through collegial discussion with colleagues who share your challenges and passion.  

The morning keynote address and panel presentation engaged participants in discussions of racial equity issues in higher education. Afternoon workshops focused on specific issues such as admissions, student persistence, K-12 preparation, and faculty supports.

Keynote speaker:

Kedra Ishop, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, University of Michigan

Workshops:

Liliana Garces, Penn State University; Affirmative action and admissions policies
Richard Reddick, University of Texas at Austin; Faculty of Color retention and advancement
Gina Garcia, University of Pittsburgh; Student of Color campus life and persistence
Jason Lee, Detroit Area Pre-Engineering Program; Rigorous K-12 supports for college success

Additional Presenters

Karina Chavez, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education
Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Promise

Cost: $149 (scholarships available)

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