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Friday, September 24, 2021

By SUSAN JONES

Pitt’s new Racial Consciousness Equity Institute began as an idea in 2020.

“When the chancellor put the message out last year in the aftermath of George Floyd that the University is going to be committed to advancing racial equity, that became the starting point for us in really thinking about how do you position the entire University community to do that, realizing that’s not the job of just one office,” said Ron Idoko, diversity and multi-cultural program manager in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The goal is not only to foster broad competencies so people have a clear understanding of what it means to advance racial equity, but also for those people to be able to take those conversations back to their own work


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