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

NAACP dinner

MAY 6—The NAACP Washington County Branch will host its 51st Annual Human Rights Award Banquet at 7 p.m. at the DoubleTree Meadow Lands, 340 Racetrack Rd., Washington. A. Michael Pratt will be the featured speaker, with Jeanne Allender as the special honoree. Reservations are requested by April 30. For more information, call Ada Gay Griffin at 724-222-7820 or email

Mother’s Day tea

MAY 7—The Allegheny County Parks Department will host their Annual Mother’s Day Tea at 11 a.m. at the Hartwood Mansion, Hartwood Acres Park. Reservations are required and the cost is $33 per person. For more information, call 412-767-9200.

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. There will be a 5k chip-timed run, a 5k run/walk and a one-mile fun walk. For more information, visit

Monthly meeting

MAY 10—The Pittsburgh Branch NAACP will host its monthly General Membership/ Executive Committee Meeting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. Dr. Marilyn Barnett will share important information on the budget cuts to education. For more information, call 412-471-1024 or email

Adoption webinar

MAY 10—Adoptions From the Heart will host an Adopting African-American Infants Online Webinar at 7 p.m. The focus of the webinar will be on AFTH’s African-American and African-American Biracial Domestic Adoption Program. A social worker will be able to answer any questions. The webinar is open to all individuals living in the United States. Registration is required. For more information, call Ali Peters at 610-642-7200 or visit

Inclusive party

MAY 18—The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host an Inclusivity Party from 6-9 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This fundraiser and celebration of Pittsburgh’s diversity and economic development will feature the sounds of the Kevin Howard Trio, a silent auction and delicious food. The guest speaker will be Eric Peterson, manager of Diversity & Inclusion for the Society for Human Resource Management. Registration is requested. For more information, visit

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