SEPT. 23—The National Council on Urban Peace, Justice & Empowerment will host the International Peace, Justice & Empowerment Summit from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. This is an action alert town hall forum that will discuss globalization, economic justice, prison industrial complex, urban and international policy, health care and reparations. The keynote speakers will be Ron Walters and John A. Powell. The co-conveners will be T. Rashad Byrdsong and Amir Khalid Sammad. For more information, visit www.ceapittsburgh.org.
SEPT. 23—The Workforce Development Global Alliance will host the G-20 YES: Youth Economic Summit Roundtable Benefit from 6-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. At the event individuals will discuss the impact of the global economy on the workforce of tomorrow, the youth. For more information, visit www.WDGAnetworks.org.
SEPT. 26—The Legacy Arts Project Inc. will host the 4th Annual Keepers of the Flame Awards Celebration at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “Taking the Grass Back to the Roots.” This is a moving and memorable evening of dance, storytelling, poetry, song and drumming. Dr. Vernell A. Lillie, Al Dowe, Fred Kenderson and Charles “Chuck” Austin will be honored. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 412-682-2565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 26—The Greensburg-Jeannette Branch NAACP will host a Dinner/Dance from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Greensburg Garden & Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Rd., Greensburg. There will be dinner and a DJ, along with prizes, drawings and a 50/50 raffle. The cost is $35. For more information, call 724-838-9146.
SEPT. 29—The American Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania will host a Heroes Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, Suite 411, Grant St., Downtown. The breakfast is to thank local individuals who have served their communities during disasters or other times of need. The keynote speaker will be Dave Sanderson, a passenger on USAirways Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River. The cost is $30 and the dress is business casual. Proceeds benefit the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter and the Red Cross disaster relief for local families. For more information, call Brian Knavish at 412-263-3158.
SEPT. 29—The Pittsburgh Penguins will host an Arena Community Update at 6 p.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, Banquet Hall, Washington Place, Uptown. This will be a meeting to give the community updates on the construction of the new arena. It is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-849-7150.
March for peace
OCT. 3—The Women’s Walk for a Peaceful Community will host the 2nd Annual Women’s Walk for Peace from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Northview Heights Bridge, Northview Heights. There will be a two-mile walk to combat street and domestic violence. It will go from Northview Heights to West Park. There will also be a concert featuring gospel singer Yolanda Adams and radio personality Bev Smith. For more information, call 412-321-5527, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.womenswalk.org.
OCT. 3—The African-American Heritage Parade Association Inc. will host the African American Heritage Day Parade at 11 a.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. There will be performances by the Legacy Art Project, the Hill Dance Academy Theatre, the Hip Hop on L.O.C.K. Project, Umoja African Arts Company and Artistree. There will also be free admission to the center after the parade. For more information, call 412-392-0610.
OCT. 3—The Center for Documentary Production and Study at Robert Morris University will host a premier of the documentary “What Does Trouble Mean? Nate Smith’s Revolution” at 2 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The film follows the life’s journey of Nate Smith, an African-American laborer and his evolution into a charismatic leader who founded integration of Pittsburgh’s construction trade unions in the late 1960s and 1970s. It includes archival footage, witness accounts and performed reenactments. For more information, call 412-397-5291 or www.rmu.edu.