January 28, 2019
Alumnus, Students Join Pittsburgh Community at Racial Justice SummitKevin Jarbo used to take the bus from his apartment in the Hill District, one of Pittsburgh's predominantly black neighborhoods. At the bus stop, he'd watch kids eating bags of chips for breakfast. The Hill didn't have a grocery store.
Through word of mouth, Jarbo discovered what was then called the Pittsburgh Summit Against Racism. He sat in on a workshop on housing discrimination that gave context to what he had seen firsthand in the Hill. He felt compelled to get involved.
Jarbo, a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, now volunteers on the planning committee for the renamed Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, which will take place Jan. 25- 26 at the Union Project and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.