Archive for : Pittsburgh

Smarter Justice | Opinion

This originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Current on September 3, 2019.

By Jessica Semler

Last week, the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission hosted hearings in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to hear from the public about a Risk Assessment Instrument. The state legislature mandated the commission to come up with an algorithm to assess a defendant’s risk for violence in 2010. They’ve gone back to the drawing board a handful of times after receiving scrutiny from various groups about the very nature of using a mathematical equations and data that could affect someone’s life.

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A Montgomery experience

This article was originally published in The Times of Israel on August 11, 2019. 

By Zack Block

It’s been three months since I returned home to Pittsburgh after a trip to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama with my Repair the World colleagues. It has taken me just as long to put my experience and observations into words.

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East End Brewing continues YOU ARE HERE series with Troy Hill and East Liberty beers

This article originally appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper on August 6, 2019.

By Amanda Waltz

Pittsburgh fans of sours and cream ales will welcome the two latest additions to End End Brewing Company’s YOU ARE HERE series.

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Troy Hill, East Liberty latest in East End Brewing’s neighborhood beer collection

This article originally appeared on the Trib Live on August 2, 2019.

By Joanne Klimovich Harrop

Next up on East End Brewing’s neighborhood beer list: Troy Hill and East Liberty. The neighborhoods were chosen by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and are part of the “YOU ARE HERE” beer series by East End Brewing Co. and announced via Instagram.

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Repair the World Fellows to receive tuition discount at Chatham

This article originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle on July 24, 2019.

By Toby Tabachnick

Repair the World, a national volunteer service organization with a Pittsburgh chapter, has entered into a strategic partnership with Chatham University to support alumni of the Repair the World Fellowship. Chatham will offer an automatic 20 percent tuition discount to alumni of the Repair the World Fellowship admitted into many of its graduate studies programs.

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Community Conversation: Inclusivity in Activism

This article originally appeared on Triblive.com on July 8, 2019. 

How do different groups work together to effect change, while being sensitive of each other’s needs? Playback Theatre will lead this workshop. Playback Theatre conducts improvisational storytelling, based on feelings and stories shared by audience members.

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Meet the teenage activist trying to build a climate-change movement in Pittsburgh

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh City Paper on June 26, 2019.

By Emily Wolfe

Leandra Mira is a little worried the people who pass her think she’s a doomsday prophet.

It’s the “11 YEARS” poster that might cause confusion, propped up next to Mira’s regular perch in Downtown Pittsburgh, right on the City-County Building steps. Those 11 years, some climate researchers say, are all that’s left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change.

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Hello, neighbor: Cocktails with a conscience

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on June 24, 2019. 

By Natalie Bencivenga

#RepairWithLove: Repair the World Pittsburgh and Casa San Jose, a Latino community resource and welcome center in southwestern Pennsylvania, hosted a cocktail party on Thursday night in East Liberty to welcome fellows and community members to the space and to get to know their neighbors.

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Pittsburgh boasts a hot lineup of community and cultural events this week

This article was originally published on Hoodline on June 5, 2019.

By Hoodline

Looking to get out into the community this week?

From a community art studio ribbon-cutting party to an interfaith panel discussion, there’s plenty to do when it comes to community and cultural events coming up in Pittsburgh this week. Read on for a rundown.

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PJ Library and Repair the World Present Family Gardening Night

This article was originally published on Shalom Pittsburgh.

Join PJ Library East End families and Repair the World for an evening of gardening at the Sheridan Avenue Orchard. We will spend the first hour working in the garden then head back to Repair the World for dinner (Milky Way pizza), story time and reflection.

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