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Speaker series

MARCH 18—The Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy of Carnegie Mellon University will host their Speaker Series 2010-2011 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The topic is “The Lost Vernacular of a Vanishing Tribe.” Richard E. Purcell, a professor at Carnegie Mellon will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.

National

empowerment tour

MARCH 18—The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Sisters Saving Ourselves Now will host the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise National Empowerment Tour at the William Penn Omni Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The tour will run through March 20 and will include a town hall meeting and discussions on topics such as healthy living, obesity, eradication violence and bullying. Along with various local and national guest speakers. For more information, call Rev. Judith Moore at 412-303-4888 or email ssonow27@yahoo.com.

Flea market

MARCH 19—Charlayne Henry Productions will host an Indoor Winter Flea Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 575 Third St., Pitcarin. There will be all kinds of gently used items for everyone. There will be shoes, clothes, office furniture, office supplies, electronics, jewelry, vendors and more. For more information, call 412-251-4600.

Scholarship brunch

MARCH 19—Kappa Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority will host the Mamie Garland Scholarship Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. This is a fundraising event. For more information, call Dameta Dow at 412-860-4105.

Legacy awards

MARCH 19—The Rankin/Mon Valley/Pittsburgh Pa Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host their Second Annual Legacy Awards Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Rankin Christian Center, 230 Third St., Rankin. There will be eight women from the western Pennsylvania area, all 80 years of age and above honored for exemplifying the mission of the NCNW. There will also be a health education and women entrepreneurs program before and after the luncheon. For more information, call Alecia Gibbs Mahan at 412-401-7468 or email ncnwrankinpa@yahoo.com.

Children’s ball

MARCH 19—UPMC will host the 15th Annual Children’s Ball from 6-9 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. There will be entertainment for the entire family, such as face painting, raffles, music and more. Tickets are $40 for kids and $100 for adults. Proceeds benefit the UMPC Health for Life Summer Camp in Braddock. For more information, call Gina O’Malley at 412-647-4285.

BACHday bash

MARCH 19—The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh will host their 3rd Annual BACHday Bash from 7-10 p.m. at the Smart House, 207 Bailey Ave., Mt. Washington. The event is to celebrate and benefit the innovative and intriguing work of the choir. There will be a reception, a silent auction and more. The cost is $75-$200 and reservations are requested by March 11. For more information, call 412-241-4044 or email info@bachchoirpittsburgh.org.

Law forum

MARCH 21—The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host “Changing the Wind: Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements” the Lawyering for Social Change Lecture from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Barco Law Building Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law for Harvard Law School, and Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, will be the guest speakers. Guinier is the first African-American woman appointed to tenured professorship at Harvard Law School. A reception will follow the lecture and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.law.pitt.edu.

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