Crossing Bridges Summit - 'Voices of Activists and Scholars'


"Voices of Activists and Scholars," will be moderated by Katherine McLean, associate professor of criminal justice, Penn State Greater Allegheny and feature the following individuals:

  • Rashad Byrdsong, founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Community Empowerment Association,
  • Brandi S. Fisher, president and CEO, Alliance for Police Accountability,
  • Richard Garland, assistant professor of public health practice, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and Taskforce Member, and
  • Hasan Jeffries, associate professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University.

Immediately following the livestream, the committee will host a Summit Talk to reflect on the panelists’ points and consider actionable items the Greater Allegheny campus can take with community leaders to bring meaningful change to the region. There is no registration required to view the panel livestream, but registration is required for the Summit Talk. Visit: