With capacity restrictions still in place, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is being extra cautious about keeping its patrons safe. And again this year The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival will be an online series of virtual talks with selected cornerstone speakers. It’s billed as, “Smart talk about stuff that matters.” The live-streamed series of interviews, will occur over a period of several weeks in April. The Festival 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 April 7, 14, 21, and 28. All events begin at 7 p.m. and are free to watch. Each night’s video can be watched on demand for free too. The Festival is co-produced by the Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University.
Closing out the Humanities Fest on April 28 is “Gun Violence Prevention: A Discussion with Young Leaders.” The conversation will be moderated by Ashley Lynn Priore, and featuring Kathryn Fleisher, Ryan Yeager, and Madison Ricker. The group Not My Generation was founded by college student Fleisher after the Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting. It prioritizes coalition-building and bringing together diverse communities to create meaningful, sustainable change on a variety of issues including gun violence.