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Humanities Festival will examine the state and direction of our society.




photos courtesy Pittsburgh cultural trust
 

Finding a time and place to have conversations about topics such as race, gender and disabilities can be difficult. The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival aims to create that space.

This third year of the festival will take place from Feb. 24-March 4 throughout Downtown’s Cultural District, including the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, the Trust Arts Education Center and the Byham Theater.

Through the event’s theme, “Continuum: Past, Present, Future,” the festival offers Pittsburghers a chance to examine the state of our society and where it may be headed.

Kassidy Brown and Allison Rapson of the multi-platform media company “We Are the XX,” will discuss their latest documentary, “A Woman’s Place: Documenting the Front Lines of Feminism.” Autism advocate Steve Silberman will present research on the future of neurodiversity. WESA reporter Margaret J. Krauss will interview Guy Raz, the host of three podcasts in the Apple Top 20.

The “Core Conversations,” segments will feature interviews with local notables Rick Sebak, a Pittsburgh Magazine columnist, and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, which presents the Humanities Festival with Carnegie Mellon University Humanities Center, says it will became an annual event from now on.

“The festival demonstrates that the humanities are stimulating, entertaining and vital to the life of the community,” said David Shumway, co-director of the Humanities Festival and director of the CMU Humanities Center.

Find the complete schedule of events here: TrustArts.org/SmartTalk.
 

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