The Pittsburgh-Mon Valley Black Women Roundtable will be hosting a series of workshops on the status of Black women in the Pittsburgh-Mon Valley area.
On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood (7220 Bennett Street), a press conference was held to introduce the program .
This in-person conference discussed the series in detail and promoted the primary focus to be the challenges many African American women face living in the city of Pittsburgh.
“We’re doing this to highlight the many challenges that black women in the Pittsburgh Mon Valley area are experiencing with some solutions,” says Judith Moore, Convener of the Black Women Roundtable, Pittsburgh Mon Valley affiliate. “It’s time we start providing solutions to help extend the lives of our black women in our communities.”
According to an article published by the Bloomberg CityLab in 2019, it focused on the city’s Gender Equity Commission’s study that showed the harsh reality of an African American’s chances of survival in Pittsburgh. The study showed that the life expectancy would be longer if blacks, primarily black women, left the city.
The first virtual session will be held on Saturday, July 10th at 10AM. The subject will be “The Status of Black Women in Pittsburgh: Why Should We Stay?” The ongoing workshops will be held every 2nd Saturday between July and September.
Registration is necessary to participate. Links will be provided on the Pittsburgh Mon Valley Black Women Roundtable social media platforms.
The Pittsburgh-Mon Valley Black Women’s Roundtable (PMBWR) is comprised of Black women leaders who are passionate about working collectively to develop strategies and solutions to address the challenges in the Mon Valley and Pittsburgh areas.
The PMBWR advocates for marginalized Black women and girls by focusing on grassroots efforts on public policy, economic stability, and social justice work. Through leadership development, educational training and community building, the Roundtable will pursue equity that will infuse viability back into Pittsburgh-Mon Valley areas.
Point of contact:
Judith C. Moore