The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, formerly the Summit Against Racism, is a 1.5 day conference dedicated to providing resources and spaces for community dialogues, sharing of strategies and experiences of organizing for racial justice, healing from racial trauma, and connections to social support services for all attendees. Our theme for 2021 is “Rise, Revolt, Repeat: Building Sustained Movements for Justice.” The Summit, first held in 1996, was convened in response to the murder of Jonny Gammage, a thirty-one-year-old Black man who was murdered in 1995 at the hands of four white police officers in a suburb on the outskirts of Pittsburgh.
This year, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, all Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit events will be held on Zoom. Some select sessions and the Keynote speaker session will be available on our YouTube channel post-event. The Keynote is on Friday night and the Summit is a full day of panels and sessions on Saturday.