New Virtual Programming Series Brings the World to Pittsburgh
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.
Programming: Upcoming Events
In our kickoff event for our series on Resiliency, Jeffrey Sachs joins us to give a keynote talk and answer audience questions on the importance of climate innovation and how advancing technology is essential to reaching our climate goals. Following his remarks, Divya Nawale and CB Bhattacharya will feature in a panel conversation on their views regarding climate innovation before answering questions from the audience. See our events calendar to register!
The Seeds of Change Conference is a chance for K-12 students to come together across districts and grade levels to share how they are making their schools and communities more sustainable. Join adult leaders and educators in sustainability to share recent projects, new proposals, and build coalitions with young leaders in your region! This year, the conference will be entirely virtual. Moving the conference to a virtual space allows for an expanded number of students, educators, and professionals in sustainability to join us. Conference registration is free of charge. This year's conference is a collaboration between youth and adult partners from: Communitopia's Pittsburgh Youth for Climate Action, Women for a Healthy Environment, Grow Pittsburgh, World Affairs Council, Green Building Alliance and the Women and Girls Foundation and Chatham.
The Emerging Global Leaders Seminar was a free 6-part virtual series designed and facilitated by high school students to create a space for young people to understand and think critically about the pandemic’s impact on their world—and the various issues, intersections, and perspectives within it. Through the series students will connect with peers and experts, strengthen their understanding of the overarching global impacts of the pandemic and how these issues shape the world around them, and learn how to take meaningful and informed action as youth to build our world back better. Go to our YouTube Channel to watch the series.