Panel discussion to tackle issues of racism, hate crimes and anti-Semitism

Pitt will be hosting a panel discussions on racism, hate crimes and anti-Semitism as a part of ongoing programming in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting on Oct. 27.

The panel discussion “Reflections on the Tree of Life Synagogue Attack: A Panel of Scholars Discuss Anti-Semitism, Racism, Hate Crimes and Organized Hate,” followed by a networking session, will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at 2500 Posvar Hall.

The event, open to faculty, staff and students, will discuss “systemic issues that contribute to acts of violence against minority, marginalized, and stigmatized populations,” according to the University. 

Panelists will include Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Dean Kathleen Blee and School of Law Professors William Carter, Vivian Curran and David Harris.

Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Pamela Connelly will moderate a Q&A following the panel discussion.

Afterward, the “From Analysis to Action: Building Bridges, Championing Change” networking session will allow attendees to join groups and discuss topics related to religion-based bigotry, LGBTQIA+ rights and hate groups.

Register for the event by Nov. 30 by clicking here.