Community Calendar March 5


MARCH 6—New Voices Pittsburgh will host its 6th annual Kinks, Locks & Twists: Environmental and Reproductive Justice Conference at Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Through March 9, local, regional and national leaders will discuss pertinent issues facing communities of color that impact the health and wellness of our bodies, minds and our collective bodies as community. They will explore connections between beauty, culture, policy, media and the economy and personal environment, behavior change and community organizing. Also, several individuals will be recognized at the New Voices Awards. Registration is requested. For more information, visit

Health Weekend 2014
MARCH 8—Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS Inc.’s Mother-Daughter Circle will host the Women and Girls Health Weekend 2014 Annual Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the LeMont Restaurant, 1114 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. The theme is “Share Knowledge. Take Action.” The weekend is in observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. For more information, call 412-973-9524 or email

Stand Up for Justice Rally
MARCH 8—The Alliance for Police Accountability will host the Stand Up for Justice Rally at 2:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Obama Schools, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This is a rally to show support for the young men who have been brutalized by Pittsburgh Police. This is a demonstration to say that these injustices will not be tolerated and that citizens want accountability from these officers. For more information, call 412-256-8449 or email

General Meeting
MARCH 11—The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP will host its Executive/General Meeting at 7 p.m. at Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Conquering the Campaign Trail
MARCH 19—The Chatham University Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics will host Conquering the Campaign Trail: Women of Color in Pennsylvania Politics from 6-8 p.m. at Chatham University, 1 Woodland Rd., Shadyside. This session is aimed at increasing the participation of women of color in politics. Attendees will learn from women who have turned their community engagement into a political campaign and find out how they can do the same. This event is free and registration is required. For more information, call Annie Guadagnino at 412-365-1878 or email

Our Health Matters
MARCH 25—DonateLifePA will host its Our Health Matters” Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pittsburgh Conference from 8-11:30 a.m. at the University of Pittsburgh, University Club, 23 University Place, Oakland. Attendees will learn how they can help their communities address the health crisis in the Black community. There will be panel discussions, along with an opportunity to hear from organ recipients and donor families. Registration is required and breakfast will be provided. For more information, visit

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