Scholars Forum 2020-2021 Schedule

Industrial Tour of the Carrie Furnaces
Sept. 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
October 3, 2020 - All Day
Join us in experiencing 19,000 years of history all in one day.  We will Dig into archaeological evidence that reveals the earliest signs of human habitation, experience everyday 19th century rural life, visit a 16th century Monongahela Indian Village, and compare two 1770s era structures to spotlight the similarities and differences between European settlers and Eastern Woodland Indians.
A Pittsburgh Anthology
Sept. 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a tour of Pittsburgh Anthology an exhibition that celebrates stories of creative life in Pittsburgh as prompted by Carnegie Museum of Art’s collection across time and media. The works shed light on the many ways that artists, whether local or passing through, engage with the people, landscape, and built environment of the city.
Introduction of the 2022 Scholars Class
October 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., in the McGonigle Theater

Please join us for the induction of the 2022 Scholars Class.

Terry Tempest Williams Virtual Lecture
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.

Scholars Parent Night
October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Parents of the Junior and Senior class are invited for a presentation of the year ahead and to meet each other.  A Q&A will follow. 
Zoom College Discussion with Alums Simon Hebert and Brian Sproule
October 29, 2020 at Time TBA
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
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.

The Warhol Collection
November 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Let us POP on over to the Andy Warhol Museum and check out the permanent collection.
Ta-Nehesi Coates Virtual Lecture
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.”