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Structures of Inequity: A Conversation on Social Justice

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This kickoff event for the 2021 Diversity Forum will explore how institutions of law and justice continue to paradoxically be instruments for both reification and dismantling of oppressive systems in the United States, and what the next frontier of action and advocacy must look like to advance social justice efforts. The session will feature panelist Anthony Ray Hinton, one of the longest serving wrongfully convicted death row prisoners in the nation’s history. Mr. Hinton was exonerated with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015. Other esteemed panelists include:

Tomar Pierson-Brown (Moderator), Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Clinical Assistant Professor; and Director of the Health Law Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Candi Castleberry Singleton, Vice President of Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement at Twitter and founder of the award-winning  Dignity & Respect Campaign

ReNike Moore, Director of the ACLU Racial Justice Project 

Sheila Velez Martinez, the Jack and Lovell Olender Professor of Asylum Refugee and Immigration Law; the Director of Clinical Programs and the Immigration Law Clinic; and the inaugural co-director of the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Register for Structures of Inequity

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This session is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom login information will be shared following registration.  

All featured sessions will also be livestreamed on the Pitt Diversity YouTube Channel. 

Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Virtual Event

Structures of Inequity: A Conversation on Social Justice

This kickoff event for the 2021 Diversity Forum will explore how institutions of law and justice continue to paradoxically be instruments for both reification and dismantling of oppressive systems in the United States, and what the next frontier of action and advocacy must look like to advance social justice efforts. The session will feature panelist Anthony Ray Hinton, one of the longest serving wrongfully convicted death row prisoners in the nation’s history. Mr. Hinton was exonerated with the help of the Equal Justice Initiative in 2015. Other esteemed panelists include:

Tomar Pierson-Brown (Moderator), Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence; Clinical Assistant Professor; and Director of the Health Law Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Candi Castleberry Singleton, Vice President of Diversity Partnership Strategy & Engagement at Twitter and founder of the award-winning  Dignity & Respect Campaign

ReNike Moore, Director of the ACLU Racial Justice Project 

Sheila Velez Martinez, the Jack and Lovell Olender Professor of Asylum Refugee and Immigration Law; the Director of Clinical Programs and the Immigration Law Clinic; and the inaugural co-director of the Civil Rights and Racial Justice Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Register for Structures of Inequity

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at diversity@pitt.edu by July 21

This session is a part of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

Dial-In Information

Zoom login information will be shared following registration.  

All featured sessions will also be livestreamed on the Pitt Diversity YouTube Channel. 

Tuesday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Virtual Event

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