Justice service

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 has on the region’s youths. This month’s topic is “The School-to-Prison Pipeline.” This is about the growing national trend of criminalizing, rather than educating youths. Entrepreneur and activist Jasiri-X will lead the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-681-7736 or e-mail info@aclupgh.org.

Health expo

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.

Speaker series

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 give a 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. For more information, call 412-268-8928 or visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/cause.

Prayer vigil

0CT. 11—One Vision One Life will host a Prayer Vigil at 5 p.m at Church of Our Savior, 1502 Chicago Ave., North Side. This is in response to the shooting violence that has occurred in recent weeks. For more information, e-mail Brandon Ziats at bziats@onevisiononelife.org.

Adoption webinar

OCT. 13—Adoptions from the Heart will host an Online Adoption Webinar at 7 p.m. The focus of the webinar will be the African-American and African-American Biracial Domestic Adoption Program. There is an urgent need for families to adopt African-American children. The webinar is few and prior registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.afth.org.

Violence conference

OCT. 10—The Everlasting Life Outreach Ministries and Darlene Russell Signature Designs will host the 2nd Annual No More Pain Domestic Violence Conference from 7:30-11 p.m. at the Wyndham Hotel, 3454 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This conference is in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month. For more information, call 412-732-9770.

Start! Pittsburgh

OCT. 17—The American Heart Association will host the 2009 Pittsburgh Start! Heart Walk at 10 a.m. at Heinz Field, 1000 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore. This is their signature event that promotes physical activity and heart healthy living in a family environment. And the cornerstone event for the Start! physical activity initiative, which will inspire change, create hope and celebrate success for participants who commit to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 412-702-1192 or visit http://www.americanheart.org/pittsburghwalk.

Luncheon/fashion show

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 specialevents@ywcapgh.org.

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