Join members of the GPAC staff at several exciting events that relate to our conversation on justice and equity in the arts. Hope to see you there!
East Liberty Celebrates MLK
Monday, January 20, 2014 Noon - 4 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) presents the 5th annual East Liberty Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free and open to the public, the theme of this year's festivities is "Every Voice Counts, Every Story Matters." Beginning at noon, activities will be available in the lobby, led by partner organizations that work toward social justice in our community, including MGR Foundation, Garden of Peace Project, Love Front Porch, Union Project, Assemble, and Literary Arts Boom. Beginning at 2 p.m., on-stage performances will feature talented youth ensembles from the region, including Hope Academy, CHANCE, 1Hood Media, Dreams of Hope, and KST's own Soundwaves Steelband. Another community partner, North Way Christian Communities, will have a project on display in the KST lobby and will offer activities in their office next door to KST. Learn more...
Share Your Voice: Union Project's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2014 3 - 6 pm
Join anu jain, GPAC Equity and Inclusion Consultant, who is facilitating this event designed to allow participants to meet new people from diverse backgrounds and create a safe and inspiring community dialogue. Our voices come in all different forms. We believe that every voice is valuable, unique, and essential in the pursuit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the Beloved Community - a community achieved through nonviolence that loves others simply for who they are. Learn more...
16th Annual Summit Against Racism
Saturday, January 25, 2014 8 am - 3 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Tiffany Wilhelm, GPAC Deputy Director and anu jain, GPAC Equity and Inclusion Consultant will be presenting at the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Summit Against Racism, hosted by The Black and White Reunion. The event culminates the region's yearly celebrations of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. This year's Summit offers a wide range of racial justice topics, skill-building techniques for justice movements, art and performance, and the opportunity to connect with members of the community interested in strengthening anti-racism work in our region. Artists and arts managers may be particularly interested in sessions such as:
- Visual Justice: How does art advocate for social change?
About the Braddock Library Art Lending Collection
- Practical Steps Toward Dismantling Structural Racism in Organizations
- Indian and Black: Decolonizing Yoga and Hip Hop
- In My Father's House
a skit of the life of American family that has mixed race children
- Fighting Discrimination in the Workplace
- RACE Talking Circle
- More details on these and all other Summit sessions...
Register on the Summit website
Adults $25 | Students, Low-Income, Seniors $10 | Groups of 5 or more $10 each
Breakfast and Lunch Included in Registration
Proceeds benefit the Jonny Gammage Scholarship Fund and Summit expenses
American Sign Language interpretation available on request - contact