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Virtual Programming

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted our profound connections through humanity while reminding us of the persistent injustices that continue to live in our world and in Pittsburgh. Following the Council’s established tradition in presenting innovative programs and activities on global issues, we are launching virtual events to be a platform for diverse audiences and speakers to come together and build stronger, more resilient connections that transcend all communities so that as we move forward, we will be stronger together.

The past calendar year has presented extraordinary unprecedented challenges that have in many ways both forced us apart and brought us together. We stand now looking at a post-Covid era and, in the midst of uncertainty, feel the call to unite, build community, and invest in resilience. Join us for a conversation that honors the past year and looks forward to living together in community as neighbors and citizens. Josiah Gillam, the My Brother’s Keeper Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office of Equity, will moderate a conversation among our three panelists, Keshira haLev Fife, Brian Burley, and Itha Cao. Following this conversation, community members will have the opportunity to join in the conversation and for further dialogue in small groups through breakout rooms. We invite you to come ready to listen, learn, and contribute to this exciting discussion. For more information about this program, and to read all about our panelists, see here.


How Does A Story Come To Life? Writing “Believers: Love and Death in Tehran” with Ambassadors John Limbert and Marc Grossman

Join us as we examine the collaborative writing process and story created through the lens of authors and retired diplomats Ambassadors John Limbert and Marc Grossman. “Believers: Love and Death in Tehran” is the fictional story of a young American-Iranian woman who becomes embroiled in the turbulent relationship between the U.S. and Iran while working as a spy for the United States in 1979. Ambassador Limbert and Ambassador Grossman, with their more than 40 years of experience in foreign service, give us a glimpse behind the scenes as they peel back the curtain on the inner workings of the U.S. and Iranian governments.

For more information about this program and our speakers, see here.


Upcoming Events

emerging global leaders

The 2021 Emerging Global Leaders Conference is an inspiring full-day conference focused on global youth leadership. Students will have the chance to hear from changemakers transforming lives locally and globally, engage in interactive games and activities, and learn from experts on topics ranging from mental health to climate activism and racial justice. The event will be held virtually on June 16 from 8:00AM – 3:30PM and Social Entrepreneur and Inventor of Rethink Trisha Prabhu will deliver the keynote address. Registration information will soon be shared. For more information and to register click here.