“The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum” will be presented June 7 by WQED in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

Co-hosted by Chris Moore and KDKA-TV’s Lisa Washington, the program airs at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV and will livestream at wqed.org. Esther Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, will be featured in the show, to be broadcast from WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio.

Panelists include:

  • Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League
  • Michelle Massie, Director of Research and Communications for A+ Schools
  • Andre Samuel, Director of the Citizens Science Lab
  • Valerie Kinloch, the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education.
  • Ruth Byrd-Smith, Director of Allegheny County’s Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Department
  • James Myers Jr, Director of Urban Innovation 21’s Community Affairs and Business Development
  • Carolyn Peeks, Larimer Consensus Group board member

Larry E. Davis, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Dean, Director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems

  • Valerie McDonald Roberts, City of Pittsburgh Chief Urban Affairs officer.

“The State of Black Pittsburgh” airs in conjunction with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s annual conference; the Urban League is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Original article: www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/05/31/WQED-Urban-League-State-of-Black-Pittsburgh-forum/stories/201805310135