B-PEP Chair Tim Stevens facilitated the Friday evening opening session which included Auja Diggs of Black Young and Educated, Dr. Noble Maseru, Director of Social Justice, Racial Equity and Faculty Engagement, and Amber Thompson, Founder of de-bias.
Tim is the Founder of the Black and White Reunion and gave the opening address to the attendees at the 9:00 am kickoff of the 24 workshops.
"We’re going to be speaking to our continuing collective struggle, and it is a struggle, to address issues not only of the historic challenge of police abuse and overreach but the various issues of racial justice that continue to negatively impact Black, Brown and marginalized people locally and nationally."
Tim Stevens, B-PEP Chair and Founder of Black and White Reunion, opens the 25th Annual Pittsburgh Black and White Reunion Racial Justice Summit
Roy Blankenship, Jr, B-PEP's Community Organizer, Pastor Michael Day and Shayla Holmes, Executive Assistant to B-PEP's Greater Pittsburgh Coalition and B-PEP's Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable hosted a summit workshop on "Capitalism vs Humanity equals Racism - The causes, effects, and solutions!" The workshop had a full house of attendees! The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) continues to work in all of our communities to address systemic inequities impacting our Black and Brown youth, from police abuse to representation in businesses and industry.