Women’s history event
MARCH 24—The Community College of Allegheny County Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will host “The Feminist Movement in Western Pennsylvania: Yesterday and Today” from 1-3 p.m. at the Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., North Shore. This is a panel discussion for Women’s History Month celebration. The event will include regional pioneers in the movement as well as current leaders. For more information, call 412-237-4430.
MARCH 25—The Career and Workforce Development Center East of the YMCA and the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole will host a Back to Work Career Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1640 W. North Ave., North Side. This is a fair to help those who have been convicted of a crime find employment. There will also be a fair on March 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-241-2811, ext. 37.
MARCH 25—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host their 5th Annual National Achievers Society Induction Award Ceremony from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Heinz Chapel, 1212 Cathedral of Learning, Oakland. The ceremony is to honor high school students with good academic achievements. For more information, call Val Chavis at 412-469-0484.
MARCH 25—The Black Student Union of Point Park University will host its Women of Humanity Awards Gala at 7 p.m. at the Grand Lobby of Lawrence Hall, 313 Blvd. of the Allies, Downtown. Local women in the Pittsburgh region will be honored for their commitment to diversity, professional achievement and leadership excellence. The special keynote speaker will be Doris Carson-Williams, president of the African-American Chamber of Commerce. For more information, e-mail Kevin Carter at email@example.com or call 412-605-9141.
Legacy awards luncheon
MARCH 27—The Rankin Pennsylvania Section of The National Council of Negro Women will host their Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Rankin Christian Center, 230 Third St., Rankin. The luncheon will recognize those women who have contributed to the advancement of their communities. Honorees include Lena Franklin, Madilyn Hairston-Giddens, Clara Harrington, Dorothy Lee and Dovie Patterson. Tickets are $20 in advance. For more information, call Flora Jackson at 412-351-2885.
MARCH 27—The Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society Pittsburgh Chapter will host their Monthly Meeting from 1-3 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library, 2nd floor, Hamilton Ave., Homewood. Memberships are open to historians, genealogists and laypersons of all races and ethnic groups. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
APRIL 9—The Duquesne University Wecht Institute of Forensics Science and Law will host the Forensic Fridays Seminar from 1-4:30 p.m. at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. Each month there will be a seminar covering forensics in relation to topics such as medical malpractice, accident reconstruction and sexual assault cases. This series is geared toward attorneys, judges, physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers and athletic trainers. The series is worth credits. The cost is $475 for all six seminars or $75 for each one. Call the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330.
APRIL 9—The Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies & the Economy of Carnegie Mellon University will host their 2009-2010 Speakers Series from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the university, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. CAUSE aims to link the historian’s interest in race, work and economic change over time with contemporary analysis of the urban labor force, employment policies and community development. Once a month CAUSE will bring a special guest to give a lecture. This month’s guest is Leslie Brown, assistant professor of history at Williams College. The event is free and open to the public. Call 412-268-8928 or visit www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.