On the third Wednesday of every month, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Center for Race and Gender Equity presents Action Conversations on Race, a panel discussion dedicated to racial justice. Featuring local experts and leaders in fields such as equity and diversity, policy change, and advocacy, these conversations are designed to build community and create change.

Upcoming themes:

Censoring Racism in American History
September 15th, 2021

Join for a timely discussion of learning about racism in schools today and how to advocate for curriculums that promote historical accuracy, racial justice, and equality.

Male Allies and White Accomplices
October 20th, 2021

Observing YWCA Week without Violence, this conversation focuses on how men and white people can contribute to the elimination of racial and gender-based violence.

Black Trans Lives Matter
November 17th, 2021

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, join for a discussion of the Black Trans Lives Matter movement here in Pittsburgh and how to advocate for more inclusive anti-discrimination action.

Women of Color and Mental Health
December 15th, 2021

Managing mental health is often challenging, and the winter months can be especially triggering, stressful, and depressing for many. Yet, women of color encounter significant barriers to accessing culturally responsive trauma-informed mental health services. Join for a discussion of race, gender, and mental health with specific actions for self-care and community care.