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  • Redefining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development: Community Development Summit

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    The 10th Annual Community Development Summit will take place on May 13-14, 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh.
    PCRG’s annual Summit features exciting keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions designed to cover the myriad of issues that surround community development. We honor and lift up the work of our members and partners, providing access to the state of the art in community and economic development. Sessions cover topics from strategies for increasing financial resources available to communities to land use topics such community planning, land recycling and affordable housing, mobility equity and transit-oriented development, and community capacity and organizing.

    The Summit is a truly regional event, drawing speakers and participants not only from PCRG member organizations and neighborhoods, but also from surrounding cities, the broader region, and across the country. PCRG strives to make the Summit accessible to everyone who is passionate about rebuilding and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities – from community development professionals and elected officials to neighborhood volunteers.

    Each year’s Summit focuses on a different theme that guides the selection of keynotes, session presenters, and more. This year’s theme – [Re] defining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development – hones in on the challenges and opportunities in creating communities that lift up people of all races, genders, and backgrounds onto an even field of opportunity.

  • TRUTHSayers: Tarana Burke

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    Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the “Me Too” movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017, Burke and other influential female activists were named “the silence breakers” by Time magazine. She currently serves at the Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn as its senior director.

  • Negro Leagues Centennial Commemoration

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    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Negro League baseball, the Heinz History Center is partnering with the Pittsburgh PiratesJosh Gibson Foundation, and Carnegie Museum of Art to host an engaging panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 13.

    The date marks exactly 100 years since the Negro National League – the first African American professional baseball league – was established at a YMCA in Kansas City, Mo.

    The Negro League Centennial Commemoration at the History Center will examine the legacy and impact of the Negro Leagues here in Pittsburgh with an all-star panel featuring:

    • Al Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder and member of the 1971 World Series Champion team
    • Sean Gibson, executive director, Josh Gibson Foundation; great-grandson of the legendary slugger
    • Rob Ruck, professor of history, University of Pittsburgh; author of “Raceball
    • Samuel W Black, director of the African American Program at the Heinz History Center
    • Charlene Foggie-Barnett, Teenie Harris Archive Specialist, Carnegie Museum of Art

    The panel will be moderated by Pittsburgh Pirates play-by-play announcer Joe Block.

    The event will also showcase the world of Negro League baseball through the images of legendary Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, courtesy of the Teenie Harris Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

    As home to two of the Negro League’s most dominant teams – the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords – Pittsburgh was once the center of Negro League baseball. The legacy of the city’s Negro League teams is evident inside the walls of Cooperstown, as 15 players from the Grays and Crawfords are enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    The event includes access to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, where visitors can see that legacy on display, including a rare Homestead Grays uniform, a glove worn by legendary hurler Satchel Paige, and a lifelike figure of Josh Gibson.


    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

    Admission to this event is FREE and includes access to all six floors of History Center exhibitions. Pre-registration by Feb. 7 is required.

  • People + Place + Policy Winter Symposium

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    Join Beaver County Local Governments on February 13th as local government officials and citizens learn together from a local, regional and national perspective on what it means to work collaboratively on community development through our developing our people, place identity, and policy-making.

    Keynote Speaker:

    Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group/Sustainable South Bronx

  • Inspire Speakers Series: Inspirational Stories on the Intersections of Climate, Equity, and Health

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    Green Building Alliance’s first Inspire Speakers Series of the decade will engage local leaders and changemakers to tell their inspiring stories of the Intersections of Climate, Equity, and Health. Their amazing storytellers will recount their experiences throughout each topic, showing the symbiotic harmony between climate, equity, and health.


    4:30-5:30 – Food, Drinks, and Networking
    5:30-7:00 – Presentations by our Storytellers
    7:00 – Q&A Session, Networking with Storytellers

  • Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice

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    Scott Seider, EdD & Daren Graves, EdD


    Scott Seider: Associate Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College

    Daren Graves: Associate Professor of Education Coordinator, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School Program, Simmons University


    The authors’ new book will be available for sale and signing.


    2017 Cathedral of Learning

    4200 Fifth Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260


    Lunch is provided.

    No registration is required.

    Space is limited.

    Livestream available via our website.

  • Ready to Run Campaign Training for Women Pittsburgh 2020

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    Ready to Run is a non-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.

  • Women of Color in Pennsylvania Politics: Ready to Run Pittsburgh Pre-Conference Session

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    Ready to Run is a non-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.


    *This session is part of the Ready to Run Campaign Training Conference.

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias: Avoiding the Traps, Making Better Decisions

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    DBA Training Solutions has partnered with the Corporate Equity Inclusion Roundtable (CEIR), BPEP, and Duquesne University to provide our 5-hour Unconscious Bias workshop on Wednesday, January 22nd. Our workshops are led by a team of trainers who utilize a combination of lecture, videos, and group exercises as they take a deeper dive into the science behind bias and help attendees make better, more informed decisions in their personal and professional lives. Our training is relevant, engaging, and delivered in an eye-opening and non-accusatory presentation.

    Fore more information, please visit our website at


  • Decolonizing Wealth: Unlocking Philanthropy to Heal Divides

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    Much of the wealth fueling institutional philanthropy in the 20th century in Pittsburgh came from family fortunes gained through extractive industries, basic manufacturing or investments related to both. Author and philanthropic leader Edgar Villanueva traces the roots of these fortunes to lands, resources and rights appropriated from Native people and original inhabitants. He likens the philanthropy resulting from these fortunes as mirror images of the colonial power structures that undermined the welfare of indigenous people and the earth we share. Advising funders to recognize and redress these past wrongs, he urges philanthropists to treat this money as healing medicine.

    In his landmark book, Decolonizing Wealth, Edgar Villanueva invokes indigenous wisdom to encourage a more inclusive philanthropy that heals society’s deep divides. He advocates moving more of this money to where the hurt is greatest in order to repair a world broken by structural racism and exploitation. In this intimate conversation and interview with Philanthropy Forum director Kathy Buechel, Edgar Villanueva will explore pathways to help philanthropy restore balance, and renew its promise for healing social good.