University of Pittsburgh
April 11, 2016

Mayor Peduto to Discuss New Positive Racial Identity Report April 14

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PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will join the University of Pittsburgh’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Chief of Staff Kathy Humphrey for an in-depth discussion of the recently released report Understanding PRIDE in Pittsburgh: Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education. The media event will be held at 10 a.m. April 14 in the J.W. Connolly Ballroom of Pitt’s Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Understanding PRIDE in Pittsburgh explores methods for building positive racial self-perceptions in underrepresented children within Southwestern Pennsylvania. Among a wide range of recommended measures, the report suggests continuous parent-child and parent-teacher communication about race. Additionally, the report calls for increased partnerships between educational institutions and professional organizations throughout the city and region.

The Race and Early Childhood Collaborative—a partnership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Office of Child Development, Center for Urban Education, and Supporting Early Education and Development (SEED) Lab—researched and produced Understanding PRIDE in Pittsburgh.