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Summit Against Racism

By Eseosa Azenabor

On January 24th, members of the Pittsburgh community braced the cold and attended the 17th Annual Summit Against Racism hosted by the Black and White Reunion. Throughout the day, multiple workshops were set up to inform and equip attendees with strategies to combat racism. Members of the local August Wilson Education Project were in attendance to both promote the project and participate in the event.

Teaching August Wilson: Educator Panel Discussion

In September 2014, the August Wilson Education Project at WQED convened a panel of educators to discuss the importance of teaching Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson’s work, strategies for bringing August Wilson into the classroom, and ways to empower students to develop their own unique voices while exploring themes prevalent in Wilson’s work, such as community, identity, diversity, activism, self-reliance, and resilience.