“We are delighted to present the YWCA Racial Justice Award to these recipients in recognition of their efforts to promote equality and justice,” said Magdeline E. Jensen, chief executive officer of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. “Their outstanding initiative, dedication to eliminating racism, and the impact they’ve had on the community clearly stood out for the 2013 award.”
Robert Hill was this year’s Honorary Chair and WPXI-TV’s Vince Sims served as the master of ceremonies.
The annual Racial Justice Awards is a signature event of the YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity. Through its Racial Justice Awards, the Center seeks to promote a society in which all people receive equal treatment and have equal access in the workplace, public services, justice system, classroom, and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh community. Over the past two decades, the YWCA has recognized more than 100 community leaders that have made a substantial commitment to racial equality.
(For more information about the YWCA’s programs and services, visit http://www.ywcapgh.org or call 412-391-5100.)