Community Calendar 10-7-15…Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Weekend

OCT. 7—The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will host “Behind the Badge: How the Pittsburgh Police Serve the Community” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the City of Pittsburgh Police Headquarters, 1203 Western Ave., North Side. The event will feature a panel of law enforcement officials who will inform the public about initiatives underway that affect the community. Representatives from key departments, such as the Body Camera Unit, Civil Service Unit, Intelligence Unit and more, will be on hand. Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information, email

Youth Undoing Racisn Weekend
Youth Undoing Racisn Weekend

Youth Weekend
OCT. 9—The American Friends Service Committee will host the Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Weekend at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. Youth ages 14-24 and from Pittsburgh are invited to participate in this national effort to educate them about the history of racism in the United States in order to better understand the current realities of racial inequalities, and the intersection of racism and poverty. Youth will build a shared analysis of race and racism; learn how people have been socialized within these systems; and how to organize for change. The event will run through Oct. 11. For more information, call Amanda Gross at 412-315-7423 or email
PBMF Fashion Show
OCT. 12—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host its HER: Dressed to Thrill fashion show at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. There will be a reception with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, caricatures and more, followed by a runway fashion show. For more information, visit
Town Hall Meeting
OCT. 15—Black Women for Positive Change, My Brother’s Keeper, CCAC and other community organizations will host the “Youth Speak-We Listen” Town Hall Meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. at CCAC North Side Campus, Student Services Center Building Auditorium, 808 Ridge Ave., North Side. Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will meet with youth to focus on community violence and possible solutions from the perspectives of high school and college students. Causes of violence, how to repair strained relationships with law enforcement and violence prevention interventions will be discussed. This event is part of the BW4PC’s 3rd annual National Week of Non-Violence. For more information, call Karen Carrington at 202-210-4005.
Operation Home
OCT. 17—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its Operation Home Program from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Urban League, 2nd floor, 610 Wood St., Downtown. This intense monthly seminar on homeownership is designed to educate prospective homebuyers and arm them with the basic knowledge to navigate the path to mortgage qualification and maintaining homeownership. The program includes one eight-hour workshop and a follow-up one on one counseling session. Registration is requested. For more information, call Paulette Tarrant at 412-227-4815.
Scholarship Application
ONGOING—The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will accept applications for its College Scholarship Program. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years toward tuition, living expenses, books and other required fees. Scholarships are available to high-achieving, low-income high school seniors to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. The application period will close on Nov. 3. For more information, visit
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