Friday, January 21, 2011

Summit Against Racism To be Held

The 13th Annual Summit Against Racism will be held Saturday at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
The summit will be sponsored by The Black and White Reunion.

The Black and White reunion was formed in 1995 after the death of Jonny Gammage, a black driver who died at the hands of police during a traffic stop. Organizers say the event focuses on community building.

"Racism as a whole, in the city of Pittsburgh, in the United States is something that will always be present, just because of our history. But the Summit against Racism is a driving force that emphasizes racial unity and educating the community against racial divides," said organizer Brittany McBryde.

This year, the summit will include workshops on police accountability public transit and minority labor participation.

The summit costs $25. Between 300 to 500 people are expected to attend.

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