Call for Poetry & Art
Human Rights, Housing/ Home, and Urban Development
The University of Pittsburgh’s Global Studies Center along with other organizations working in our communities will be hosting a city-wide Housing Summit. The summit will be held at the University of Pittsburgh November 10-12, 2016. Further details about the Summit and its content can be found at http://housingsummitpgh.org. Because the summit is about our neighborhoods and our communities, we are seeking involvement from people in our community. We hope to encourage conversations about residents’ diverse experiences of home, place, belonging, and community, and how gentrification and displacement have impacted both individuals and our larger community. We invite submissions of art and poetry from local residents on these themes. A committee will select submissions for inclusion in the Summit program booklet, and there will be a competition for youth, with awards in primary, middle, and high school categories. Please submit your artwork to housingsummit@pitt.edu by October 31, 2016. Note that we can only accept word processor files or camera-ready art in other formats such as PDF, JPEG, etc. If you have any questions, please email housingsummit@pitt.edu. Youth submissions: Please be sure to include the name of your school and your grade level.