The Global Switchboard hosted a community forum to examine how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale. Here you will find links to stories shared by Pittsburgh community members, as well as notes on the their ideas for and commitments to addressing our collective concerns.

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The Global Switchboard hosted a community forum to examine how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale. Here you will find links to stories shared by Pittsburgh community members, as well as notes on the their ideas for and commitments to addressing our collective concerns.

Community Stories

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"BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear?" Meeting Notes

Data recording of post-it notes submitted during an event that explored how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale

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Community Representative Responses

Representatives from Jewish, Muslim, African American and Youth-led initiatives shared perspectives on the traumatic effects that the “fear of the other” has had on our world and our city. These personal help to frame the wide-reaching effects of fear-based attitudes towards newcomers.

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What's Next?

While we continue to work to integrate your thoughts in our programming and State of Global Engagement data report, we invite you to continue having these important conversations at future BurghMeetsWorld events. These community conversations are just one way that we can work together to break down the silos in our city, and bring together the people who are interested in making Pittsburgh more equitable.

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