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Ben Crump, a civil rights lawyer, spoke at a Pitt Program Council event Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union.

‘Better world for our children’: Crump discusses injustice in America

By Punya Bhasin, Senior Staff Writer October 6, 2021
Pitt Program Council and the Black Action Society hosted civil rights lawyer Ben Crump on Tuesday night at the William Pitt Union. Crump discussed the difficulties Black people face in America and the ways people need to demand justice.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion hosted its “Structures of Inequity: A Conversation on Social Justice” event on Tuesday as part of Pitt’s annual Diversity Forum.

‘Their loved ones should still be here’: Diversity Forum panelists discuss injustices within American justice system

By Grace Stringer, For The Pitt News July 30, 2021
Pitt’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted the panel “Structures of Inequity: A Conversation on Social Justice'' as the first event at this year’s Diversity Forum on Tuesday.
A crowd of about 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

Pittsburghers mourn, protest after guilty verdict in Floyd murder case

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 21, 2021
About 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner in the Hill District after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter. The crowd marched down Forbes Avenue through Pitt’s campus.
The Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellences hosted Alicia Garza, the co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. During the event, Alicia Garza touched upon her experiences founding the movement, her current work maintaining diversity and equal access and her book “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.”

‘Freedom dreams’: Alicia Garza discusses Black Lives Matter, new book

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer April 2, 2021
The Office of Equity and Inclusive Excellence in Pitt’s law school hosted Alicia Garza, the co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, on Thursday evening.
Protesters demonstrate outside of the City-County Building at a Saturday protest.

Photos: Market Square protests

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor July 6, 2020
Protesters gathered on Saturday at Market Square to protest Pennsylvania Code Title 18, Section 508, which regulates use of force for law enforcement in the state.
Organizers lead protesters on Saturday in chanting “Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! 508 has got to go!”

Photos: Point Breeze protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor June 28, 2020
Protesters gathered on Saturday at Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh’s Point Breeze neighborhood, to protest Pennsylvania Code Title 18, Section 508, which regulates use of force for law enforcement in the state.
Protesters march down Forbes Avenue at a protest Saturday.

Letter from the Editor | We must capitalize the B

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2020
We will implement a new style rule, beginning immediately, to capitalize Black, as we should have done long ago. This change may seem small, but it’s not.
A protest organizer leads chants from the middle of the crowd on Saturday.

Photos: Oakland protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor June 14, 2020
Protestors marched from Squirrel Hill to Oakland on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.
Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

Gallagher: Pitt has ‘let down’ black students

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss June 11, 2020
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Thursday that Pitt has failed many of its black students and is planning multiple reforms to help combat racial injustice on campus.
An organizer kicked off a Saturday protest at Bakery Square.

Photos: Bakery Square protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor June 7, 2020
Protesters held a sit-in protest in Pittsburgh’s Bakery Square neighborhood on Saturday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.
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