20th Anniversary

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the Center for Urban Education. We invite you to join us in celebrating 20 years of transformative research, practice, and community partnerships. 

20th Anniversary Events

Virtual Film Screening: Descendant
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 5 p.m.
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Descendant is a documentary with an attention to shared history, recomposed challenges, and communal organizing in Africatown that helps us think about our own practices in forging free futures in our own locations. Join us for a virtual film screening followed by engaging study and conversation.


Teaching August Wilson: A Pedagogy of Self-Determination
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 | Noon - 1:30 p.m.
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Join the Center for Urban Education, in partnership with the Pitt Library, for a virtual panel celebrating the life and work of August Wilson and the importance of teaching his writings. 

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Book Teach-In: Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973
Thursday, March 16 | 5 - 6:30 p.m. EST
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In Fighting for Our Place in the Sun, Dr. Richard D. Benson II examines the life of Malcolm X as not only a radical political figure, but also as a teacher and mentor. Join us for a hybrid teach-in and study of this illuminating book.


CUE Writing Retreat
Sunday, March 26 - Friday, March 31, 2023
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The goals of the CUE Writing Retreat are to support Black and Brown faculty/scholars in higher education working on academic manuscripts, book proposals, blogs, op-eds, syllabi, conference paper feedback and editing, and workshops on writing and publishing.


2023 CUE Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF)
Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23, 2023

CUESEF is a professional learning experience for education professionals (pre- and practicing educators) in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. Each year, we are joined by leading scholars and thought leaders who specialize in justice-based education, public policy reform, and more.


Co-Sponsored Events

The August Wilson African American Cultural Center's "How I Learned What I Learned" (Co-sponsored by CUE)
Friday, March 3, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.

August Wilson African American Cultural Center will welcome actor Wali Jamal back to the main stage for August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned. It is a one-person show that chronicles Wilson’s life as a Black artist in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. It recounts his life from childhood to the American Century Cycle’s completion.