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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.
Protesters march across the Birmingham Bridge during a Thursday protest.

Photos: Downtown, South Side protests after George Floyd’s death

By Kaycee Orwig, Visual Editor June 6, 2020
Protestors marched through Pittsburgh’s Downtown and South Side neighborhoods on Thursday, as part of a nationwide movement to protest the death of George Floyd.
The town hall explored the ways in which members of the community can begin and sustain productive conversations.

Virtual town hall examines the history between race and justice

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 4, 2020
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion presented the “I Can’t Breathe: From Agony to Activism” virtual town hall Wednesday afternoon, a last-minute addition to the “This is Not Normal: Allyship and Advocacy in the age of COVID-19” town hall series.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said Wednesday that Pitt will postpone Plan for Pitt 2025 in order to include strategies to strengthen racial equity justice on campus.

Pitt administrators address George Floyd’s death, nationwide protests

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer June 3, 2020
Floyd, a black man, died after white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.
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