Along with everyone else, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has had to make adjustments to its calendar this year. The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, which normally occurs each spring will, this year, take place as a series of virtual talks with selected cornerstone speakers. The live-streamed series of interviews, will occur over a period of several weeks in October. It will feature artists, academics, and intellectual innovators covering a variety of topics. The events can be viewed on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trusts’ Facebook and YouTube Channel on their specific dates of October 2, 9, 16, and 23. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free to watch. The Festival is co-produced by the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Staycee Pearl‘s talk for Pittsburgh Humanities Festival @ Home tonight will discuss the topic, Dance Maker: Blackness in White Spaces. She will speak about how she creates “meaningful opportunities in movement and art residencies, classes, and workshops for pre and professional artists of color through her work as a dancer, choreographer, and artist director.” Pearl is the co-artistic director of PearlArts Studios and STAYCEE PEARL dance project and works with her husband, Herman Pearl (Soy Sos), in these endeavors.