Oct.1—Duquesne University will host its Critical Race Theory Speaker Series from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Duquesne Union, 4th Floor Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The speaker will be anti-racist writer and activist Tim Wise. He will speak on “Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and Whites Denial in the Age of Obama.” Wise has trained teachers and corporate, government, media, entertainment, military and law officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. He also consulted with plaintiff’s attorneys in federal discrimination cases. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-396-6500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 http://www.womenswalk.org.
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 the 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 http://www.rmu.edu.
OCT. 5—The NAACP will host a General Membership Meeting at 6 p.m. at St. Benedict the Moor Church, 91 Crawford St., Hill District. Call 412-471-1024.
OCT. 6—The Allegheny Health and Rehabilitation Center will host a series of Health Workshops from 7-8 p.m. at 5499 William Flynn Place. Gibsonia. The topic will be weight loss. Individuals will learn how the body and metabolism work, why most diets do not work and the true value of being healthy and fit. There will also be a lesson on how food, water and medication play a role in one’s health and how pain can limit one from reaching their full health potential. Healthy snacks will be provided. Registration is requested. For more information, call 724-681-1634.
OCT. 8—The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania Greater Pittsburgh Chapter will host a Juvenile Justice Series at 7 p.m. at the Amani International Coffee House, 507 Foreland St., North Side. Every month the organization will examine the impact the criminal justice system is having on the region’s youth. This month’s topic is “The School-to-Prison Pipeline.” This is about the growing national trend of criminalizing, rather than educating the youth. Entrepreneur and activist, Jasiri-X will lead the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Call 412-681-7736 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 9—Rankin Christian Center will host the Body, Mind and Spirit Health Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 230 Third Ave., Rankin. This is an event for all ages. There will be exhibits and medical professionals on site to answer questions. There will be free health screenings for glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing, vision and more. There will also be entertainment, prizes and refreshments. For more information, call Yvonne Spencer at 412-271-8313.
OCT. 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 lecture. This month’s guest is Dr. Kimberley Phillips, associate professor of History and American Studies at the College of William and Mary. The topic is “War, what is it Good For? Black Freedom Struggles, War and the U.S. Military.” There will be refreshments prior to the lecture and discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Call 412-268-8928 or visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.
OCT. 17-The YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 10th Anniversary Pink Ribbon Luncheon & Fashion Show from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. This is an inspirational luncheon honoring cancer survivors. There will be educational health and wellness information and a survivors fashion show. The keynote speaker will be Kathy Purcell, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Danielle Nottingham of WPXI will be the mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 412-365-1915 or e-mail email@example.com.
OCT. 17—Selections by Genea & Eric will host its 5th Annual Fashion for a Cure Fashion Show/ Luncheon from 1-6 p.m. at the Bradley House of Catering, 5239 Brownsville Rd., Baldwin. The Fashions for a Cure event will feature one-of-a-kind clothing, live music provided by the Smoke Band, testimony by a breast cancer survivor, a sit-down meal and door prizes. The cost is $35 and a portion of the proceeds from the show will be given to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. For more information, call 412-233-7242.
Human rights dinner
OCT. 17-The Fayette County NAACP will host their 20th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 5 p.m. at the Pechin Firehouse Restaurant, 311 Laurel Dr., Connellsville. The theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Educating and Motivating Civil Rights Volunteers.” Robert G. Flipping Jr., Education and Community Services Supervisor with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission under the Governor’s Executive Offices, will be the keynote speaker. There will be a social hour and the dinner program will begin at 6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Dr. F.L. Vaughns Memorial Scholarship Fund and other youth programs. For more information, call 724-430-0771.
OCT. 17—The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the Hill of Hope Gala at 7 p.m. at 10 Children’s Way, North Side. The gala is to benefit the Centre Avenue YMCA in the Hill District. The evening will include a cocktail benefit; a silent auction and an art exhibit by various artists. The emcee for the evening will be Rod Doss, Editor & Publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier. There will also be a special presentation to honor the Lavelle Family. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 412-621-1762.
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