Scholars Forum 2020-2021 Schedule
Join us for a tour of this National Historic Landmark. You’ll learn about Pittsburgh’s steel industry heritage, the site’s iron-making technology, its workers, and their culture.
October 3, 2020 - All Day
Sept. 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
October 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., in the McGonigle Theater
Please join us for the induction of the 2022 Scholars Class.
October 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. Erosion: Essays of Undoing explores the many forms of erosion we face: of democracy, science, compassion, and trust.
October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
October 29, 2020 at Time TBA
November 5, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
For more than three decades, Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, had advocated for people who are poor, incarcerated and condemned, seeking to eradicate racial discrimination from the criminal legal system. Join us for a screening of the HBO documentary True Justice, an intimate portrait of this remarkable man that follows his struggle to create greater fairness in a system that continues to threaten the country and challenges viewers to confront it. A Q&A led by Rev. Cornell Jones will follow the screening. He is the Group Violence Intervention Coordinator for Allegheny County Prison System.
It is highly recommended that you watch the 2019 biographical legal drama Just Mercy co-written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton before our event on the 5th.
November 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
December 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
An essential voice of our times, National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates will present on his debut novel, The Water Dancer, “a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance.”