University of Pittsburgh
May 26, 2010

Pitt's "Race in America" Conference Offers Three Free Public Events, June 3-5

Speakers include Julian Bond, Julianne Malveaux, Ben Jealous, among others

Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-The general public is invited to attend three key evening events associated with the upcoming "Race in America" conference at the University of Pittsburgh June 3-6. The solution-focused conference, hosted by Pitt's School of Social Work and Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems, will convene 46 of the nation's top experts in the field of race relations.

The three free public events are as follows:

7 p.m., Thursday, June 3

Keynote Address: "The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama"

Julian Bond, chair emeritus, NAACP

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Oakland;

7 p.m., Friday, June 4

Keynote Address: "What Is Economic Justice and How Do We Attain It?"

Julianne Malveaux, guest commentator, CNN; president, Bennett College for Women

Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland; and

7 p.m., Saturday, June 5

Panel Discussion: "Post-racial America-Does It and Should It Exist?"

Moderator: Alex Castellanos, guest commentator, CNN; partner, National Media Inc.

Panelists: Abigail Thernstrom, vice chair, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of sociology, Duke University

Ben Jealous, president and CEO, NAACP

Tony Norman, columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

For more information on the conference, visit or call 412-624-7382.