Help us put together our next skill share!
Consider how your experience, education, or work has helped you understand the relationship between bureaucracy, policy, geography, and race. We would love to hear your knowledge and questions on things such as the continued effects of redlining, pollution, mobility, access, and anything else that is related to CONNECT's goals with local government. We will defer to the availability of those in our CONNECT network who can offer leadership in this critical topic area.
Read the full letter from our Executive Director here.
Read the meeting minutes from the planning meeting here.
Read the second call to action here.
Topic Specific Books
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- 20 minute interview with Richard Rothstein and Eve Picker
- Not in My Neighborhood by Antero Pietila
- One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson
- NY Times: "These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protests to Your Kids" These often have clear and simple messages that can be helpful starting point for anyone.
- The Economist: Economic research documents black Americans’ struggle for equality
- NY Times: Police Reform is Necessary. But How Do We Do It?
- The Conversation: Poor and black ‘invisible cyclists’ need to be part of post-pandemic transport planning too
- NY Times: Opinion: The Cities We Need
- From the National League of Cities: How Racism is Destroying the Infrastructure of America
- From the National League of Cities: City Council Decision Making to Address Racial Inequities & Repair Harm
- "Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America"
- The Brookings Institution, Interactive: "The devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods"
- National Initiative for Building Community Trust & Justice - Pittsburgh is one of 6 pilot sites
Pittsburgh Updates & Organizations
- 2019 Report: Pittsburgh's Inequality across Gender and Race
- June 4th Press Release: Mayor William Peduto Releases Police Reform Agenda
- June 12th Press Release: City Announces Plans for an Office of Community Health and Safety
- Steel Smiling Pgh
- Ujamaa Collective
- 1 Hood Media
Find Black owned businesses on Cocoapreneur.com
University of Pittsburgh Resources
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at GSPIA
- GSPIA Students of Color Alliance Facebook page
- Center on Race and Social Problems
- Resources from our colleagues at the School of Social Work
- Center for Diversity in the Curriculum
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Title IX
- University Counseling Center
- Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education
- Statements from Pitt Leaders
- Message from Pitt Police
- "This is Not Normal" Town Hall Series
From our members
This is by no means exhaustive. Please keep sharing with us and we will keep sharing with you. Suggest more resources for this page!