Addressing Pittsburgh’s Inequality Across Gender and Race

GWP Members Only Program
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
3:00pm to 4:30pm EST
QIT Center, Centre City Tower, Suite 2600
650 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222
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This past fall, University of Pittsburgh released the "Pittsburgh's Inequality Across Gender and Race" report for the City of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission (GEC). The report outlined some stark disparities, particularly for Black women and girls, in the Pittsburgh region. Its findings strongly reinforced what past data has illustrated – i.e. that gender and racial inequality persist across education, income, employment and health outcomes. Release of the report has therefore re-ignited a conversation around Pittsburgh’s purported livability, underscoring the urgency with which our region must work to ensure the city’s “Most Livable” title applies to all its residents.

During this session, we will review the major findings from the report. Then we’ll hear from a panel of experts about what needs to happen for Pittsburgh to address the reality that it is less livable for Black residents -- particularly Black women and girls -- than the majority of other U.S. cities. This is an issue that cuts across all funding priorities from health, economic and workforce development, education and more. We hope that all GWP members will join us and that this session will be the start of a collaborative and ongoing conversation within our funding community.


Kathi Elliott
CEO, Gwen’s Girls
Commissioner, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission

Sara Goodkind
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Department of Sociology, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program

anupama jain
Executive Director, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission

La'Tasha D. Mayes
Founder / President & CEO, New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Thena Robinson Mock 
Program Officer, Communities for Just Schools Fund
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Jada Shirriel
CEO, Healthy Start Pittsburgh

Carmen Anderson
Director, Equity and Social Justice, The Heinz Endowments

We are committed to making GWP programs accessible to all members. If you have questions about the venue, or if an accommodation would be helpful to fully participate in this program, please reach out to Paula or call 412-471-6488 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request. 

Garages in close proximity to Centre City Tower are Smithfield/Liberty Garage and Mellon Garage. Parking garage information is available via the ParkPGH app.