Pittsburgh has made the news for being the site of the worst antisemitic attack in the history of the United States. But it was also the site of one of the greatest interfaith, cross-community responses to violence. What can our community and the rest of the country learn from this example? How do we focus the lens on the problems that persist across identity groups in a city that has shown itself to be stronger than hate?
On Sunday, April 5, 2020, join us online to turn memory and learning into action. Join us as we remember humanity at its worst to demonstrate what Pittsburgh and the United States can be at their best.
Take part in an interactive, action-oriented vigil program featuring dynamic speakers, performers, and several meaningful surprises. The program will include a name-reading ceremony honoring victims, survivors, and upstanders to identity-based violence throughout history and conclude with a powerful town-hall style dialogue on the meaning of “never again” and ways we can take action to make it a reality.
Featured speakers include: DR. NICHOLE ARGO BEN-ITZHAK from Project Over Zero; SUSAN BRO from the Heather Heyer Foundation; DR. DAVID FREY from the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Point, DR. HEVAL KELLI a Kurdish-American refugee who epitomizes the American Dream, EMMAI ALAQUIVA, an Emmy-award winning filmmaker, and others to be announced.