Center on Race and Social Problems

Speaker Series

The CRSP Speaker Series talks provide an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. All lectures are from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center: Room 2017 of the Cathedral of Learning; 4200 Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh. 

Lunch is provided; registration is not required.

Please contact Center Coordinator Penny Miller (crsp@pitt.edu) with any questions.

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Most Recent Speaker Series 

Spring 2020

"Lessons From New Orleans: Race, Health and Covid-19" 

Thomas LaVeist, Dean and Presidential Chair in Health Equity, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

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Spring 2020

"Confronting Racial Bias in Social Media Data and AI Tools against Gun Violence" 

Desmond Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work, Colombia University

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Spring 2020

"A Black Women's History of the United States" 

Daina Ramey Berry, Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

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Spring 2020

"Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice"

Daren Graves, Simmons University, and Scott Seider, Boston College  

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Fall 2019

"Ring the Alarm: A Mental Health Crisis of Black Youth"

Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director, NYU McSilver Institute, Silver School of Social Work, New York University

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Fall 2019

"The Past Is Present: How Racial Wealth Gaps Perpetuate Across and Within Generations" 

Alexandra Killewald, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University 

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Fall 2019

"Race, Rights, & Rifles"

Alexandra Filindra, Associate Professor of Political Science and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Fall 2019

"A Conversation on Race"

Larry E. Davis, Dean Emeritus, Donald M Henderson Chair and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh 

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