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presented by the University Library System and the Homewood Community Engagement Center

Black Families are resilient.  Join us for an inspiring panel discussion and learn about ways to better support your family through the pandemic and beyond!


The panel will be moderated by:

Dr. Aliya DurhamAliya Durham, Director of Community Engagement, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Aliya D. Durham has amassed more than 20 years of service to others—as an employee and volunteer—and is deeply committed to servant leadership, community development, and philanthropy. She has worked at several health and human service organizations in the region including the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, Operation Better Block, Inc., the Pennsylvania State University, Good Schools Pennsylvania, and Adagio Health.



The panel features:

Charlene Foggie BarnettCharlene Foggie BarnettCarnegie Museum and African American Genealogical Society
Charlene Foggie-Barnett is the Community Archivist for the Charles “Teenie” Harris photo archive at Carnegie Museum of Art. She hails from Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District and was born to Civil Rights leaders Bishop and Mrs. Charles H. Foggie. She conducts outreach locally and nationally with the African American community, collecting and recording oral histories that result from the Archive’s exhibitions, outreach events, lectures, blogs and tours. Currently, Charlene is Vice President of the African American Historical & Genealogical Society of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Association of African American Museums.


Tyree FordTyree Ford, MSW, LSWAssistant Director of Social Services at Alma Illery / Primary Care Health Services, Inc.

University of Pittsburgh class of 2019
Student Advocate at Homewood Children’s Village



Peggy HarrisPeggy Harris, CEO of Three Rivers Youth
Peggy Harris is a graduate of the GSPIA of Leadership Pittsburgh and later completed an executive education program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Harris also served as Chief Operating Officer at Alternative Program Associates and in the role of Vice President of Operations during its merger to become Wesley Spectrum Services for nearly seven years. In 2000, Harris took the helm of Three Rivers Youth as its President & CEO where she continues to serve.


Dr. Jacqueline PattersonDr. Jacqueline PattersonCEO of Three Rivers Adoption
Dr. Jacqueline Wilson has been the Chief Executive Officer of TRAC Services for Families (TRAC) since 2000.  In this position, Dr. Wilson heads one of the largest full-service adoption & foster care agencies in Western Pennsylvania and one of only a handful that recruits for both public and private child welfare agencies. 



Raymond RobinsonRaymond Robinson, Senior Manager of Partnerships at Homewood Children’s Village
Raymond Robinson has worked with youth and families for over 20 years. In his role at Homewood Children’s Village, he works to advance population-level outcomes for youth and families in Homewood utilizing collective impact and other strategies, while coordinating with other initiatives to minimize redundancies and align actions. He provides supporting infrastructure to coordinate work among partners and push forward initiatives. Raymond also supports existing partnership opportunities provided to Homewood Children’s Village children and families.


Registration is required.
An access link to the event will be sent to the email provided following completed registration.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Event, Online / Webinar

Event Organizer

Michael Thompson