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Support group

APRIL 6—The Cancer Caring Center will host an African-American Women’s Breast Cancer Network Group from 6-7 p.m. at the East Liberty Carnegie Library, 130 S. Whitfield St., East Liberty. This is a support group for African-American women breast cancer patients and will be led by Yvonne Durham, a local advocate and survivor. For more information, call 412-622-1212 or visit ­www.cancercaring.org.

Valedictorians

APRIL 7—The Westinghouse Alumni Association will host an honorary ceremony for the first and second Black valedictorians from 1-3 p.m. at 1101 N. Murtland Ave., Homewood. The ceremony is to honor Sophia Phillips-Nelson, Ph.D., and her sister Fanetta Jannie Mae Nelson-Gordon, the first and second Black valedictorians of the school. For more information, call 412-247-1170, 412-805-0584 or email westinghousealumni@hotmail.com.

National summit

APRIL 7—The National Council for Urban Peace and Justice will host the 2011 National Urban Peace and Justice Summit at Bidwell Presbyterian Church, 1025 Liverpool St., North Side. The theme for the three-day summit is “Drugs, Violence and Mass Incarceration.” There will be various presenters, speakers and panelists. A rally will be held on April 8 at Freedom Corner in the Hill District at 10 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.ncupj.net.

Conversation luncheon

APRIL 8—The Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) will host their 3rd Annual Inclusive Voices Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. For more information, call Victoria Garner at 412-977-9776 or visit http://www.pacepgh.com.

Celebrity roast

APRIL 8—The Mel Blount Youth Home will host the 13th Annual All-Star Roast at 6:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. This year’s roast and tribute will honor Former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Jerome Bettis. Proceeds will benefit the Mel Blount Youth Home. For more information, call 724-948-2311 or email dsmelko@mbyh.org.

Candidates’ forum

April 9—The Western Pa Black Political Assembly, The Black Political Empowerment Project, The Alleghenians LTD Inc., Talk Magazine and the Institute of the Black World will host a Non-Partisan Voter Education Forum from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pittsburgh Obama, 129 Denniston Ave., East Liberty. All county and city candidates are invited. For more information, call Rich Phipps at 412-243-1583.

Chili cook-off

APRIL 9—The Braddock Carnegie Arts Program will host the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 1-4 p.m. at the Braddock Elk’s Lodge, 424 Library St., Braddock. There will be samples of various chili recipes, live entertainment by DJ Mary Mack and raffle prizes. Proceeds will benefit yo For more information, call 412-351-5356.

Scholarship luncheon

APRIL 9—The Harmony Club of Homestead will host its Annual Scholarship Luncheon at Westwood Golf Club, 825 Commonwealth Ave., West Mifflin. The theme is “Phenomenal Women” and the guest speaker will be Darlene Allen Matthews.

Violence reduction

Sunday

APRIL 10—The Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network, the Black Political Empowerment Project/Coalition Against Violence and CeaseFirePA will host a Gun Violence Reduction Sunday at local churches. Leaders of local churches will sermonize on the threat of gun violence, and engage their congregations on the issue. The message will be a re-commitment to efforts in Pittsburgh. For more information, call Jana Finder at 412-370-3778.

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