Boat cruise

APRIL 23—Royal Tribe Music will host a Boat Cruise for Teens from 4-6 p.m. on the Explorer Ship, behind the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore. This is part of a new initiative, Stand Up Now Youth Alliance Initiative for Dignity & Respect, which is a community mobilization consisting of youth, families, mentors, organizations and businesses focused on achieving social justice for at-risk, disadvantaged youths. Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-567-3094 or email

Inclusion series

APRIL 25—The City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s Diversecity 365 will host the Living Legend Honors Luncheon and Inclusion Series at 11 a.m. at the Duquesne University Power Center, 1015 Forbes Ave., Uptown. There will be a free luncheon and inclusion series panel conversation on “Diversity for What?” Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-255-2705.

Day of remembrance

APRIL 26—The Peace Alliance Network and CEA will host a Day of Remembrance from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City County Building, 414 Grant St., Downtown. There will be a proclamation read, a public hearing, a post agenda and a rally about gun violence in the Black community. Photos of loved ones who lost their lives to gun violence will be displayed April 25-29 on the firs floor of the building. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 14.

Financial seminar

APRIL 26—Family Hospice and Palliative Care will host “Money and Life: A Free Financial Literacy Program” from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Center for Compassionate Care, 50 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon. Guest speaker Jack Ellsworth, CPA, will discuss financial issues face by those caring for both their parents and their children, while saving for college and retirement. Its free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-651-5853 or email

Awards benefit

APRIL 27—Family Resources will host the 16th Annual Child Abuse Prevention Month Awards Benefit at 7 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. Honorees include BNY Mellon, The Children’s Museum, Bruce Noel, Claire Chiaverini and more. For more information, visit

Gala and reception

APRIL 30—The Urban League of Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh will host the 2nd Annual Urban Empowerment Gala and VIP Awards Reception from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St., Downtown. Brian Cook will be the Master of Ceremonies and there will be several young individuals receiving awards for their service. For more information, email

Human Rights dinner

MAY 5—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host the 57th Annual Human Rights Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The theme will be “Transforming Education in Pursuit of a Stronger America” and Dr. John Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, will be the keynote speaker. There will also be a presentation of the Student Scholarship Award. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Leadership awards

MAY 6—Three Rivers Youth will host the 2011 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala “An Evening at the Cotton Club” from 6-9 p.m. at the USX Tower Upper Level, 600 Grant St., Downtown. Andrew Stockey of WTAE-TV will be the master of ceremonies and honorees will be Robert Hill, Massaro Corporation, George Miles Jr. and the Thornburg Community Club. For more information, visit

Race for the cure

MAY 8—The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host the 2011 Race for the Cure at Schenley Park, Oakland. For more information, visit

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