Each year the Center on Race and Social Problems hosts continuing education Summer Institutes on topics related to race and social problems. These continuing education seminars provide a forum for academic, community, and practice members to network and learn.
Since 2006, we have hosted 27 institutes.
2017 Summer Institutes
Race and Child Welfare - June 7 and 8
1.5 Day Continuing Education (10.5 CE Units) Summer Institute
National & Local Perspectives on Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017
Immigration, Refugees & Human Service System
THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017
Police and Community - June 28
We are hosting the second annual Chief's Institute with the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and Bureau of Police. A follow-up to last year's Chief's Institute on Procedural Justice for the Police and Community, this year's topic is Tactical Perceptions for the Community: Recognizing Bias. This Institute will explore the concept of implicit bias, its effects on interactions between law enforcement and the public, and strategies for mitigating it.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
8:00am - 5:00 pm in 2017 Cathedral of Learning.
Segregation - July 19 and 20
2 Day Continuing Education (12 CE Units) Summer Institute
National and Local Perspectives on Residential Segregation Issues, including housing, health, the law, and education
2016: Race and Child Welfare, Procedural Justice, Race in Higher Education
2015: Racial Justice in School Discipline
2014: Are Academics Good Enough?
2013: A Call to Conscience: Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males
2012: Racial Health Disparities
2011: Gun violence; Employment;
2010: We thank The Pittsburgh Foundation for their generous support of the Center's summer institutes in 2008 and 2009. The summer of 2010 saw a break in our presentation of the institutes—see information on our June 2010 conference “Race in America: Restructuring Inequality”
2009: African American parental involvement in education; child welfare; food insecurity; racial diversity in corporate America.
2008: Race and prisoner reintegration; African American children's mental health; race and youth violence; race and kinship care.
2007: Ethnic disproportionality in school discipline; race and mental health; educating and employing law students and attorneys of color.
2006: Race and child welfare; race, crime and communities.