Climate Action Summit

P4 Speakers Pull No Punches When Discussing Institutionalized Racism In Pittsburgh

The ballroom in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center where the P4 Conference is taking place this week is lit more like nightclub than a conference center. Bright green and blue lights shoot up the walls, a sharp contrast in the dimly lit room. A rapper takes the stage, spitting  acapella rhymes that simultaneously praise and critique the city he loves. In the back of the room, an artist turns his words and the rest of the day’s speeches into comic strip-like panels. Outside the room, where moments earlier 600 people chatted over pastries and cups of coffee, a screen runs a slideshow of photos including those from a local Black Lives Matter protest...(READ MORE)