YWCA 2013 Racial Justice Award recipients

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The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh recognized its 2013 Racial Justice Award recipients at the 22nd Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner held last month at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh.

Award recipients included:

ARTS: Janera Solomon, executive director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater;

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Melanie R. Brown, education program officer, The Heinz Endowments;

EDUCATION: Marcus Rediker, PhD, distinguished professor of Atlantic history, University of Pittsburgh;

VINCE SIMS, Master of Ceremonies

VINCE SIMS, Master of Ceremonies

GOVERNMENT: The Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness;

FAITH: East Liberty Presbyterian Church;

LEGAL: Education Law Center, Western Pennsylvania Office; and

YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT: Alexis K. Marie Payne, writer/literary arts student, Pittsburgh CAPA Class of 2015.

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