Sacred conversations on race underway

On October 1st, PIIN launched Sacred Conversations on Race + Action, a series of congregation-based discussions designed to provide a safe space to discuss race and racism in our country and in our communities. During this several months-long series of discussions, we will reflect on our experiences, challenge one another to expand our own levels of personal awareness, and ultimately, take action.

A new report foresees a Pittsburgh that works for working people

Yesterday, the August Wilson Center hosted a community panel focused on finding solutions to the city’s affordable housing, civil rights, economic development, job and transportation woes. The forum revolved around findings presented in A Pittsburgh That Works for Working People, a new report by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) examining how these issues impact Pittsburgh and its future. The panel featured economists, local community leaders and elected officials, as well as representatives from the service workers’ union 32BJ SEIU.