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Archive for : Pittsburgh

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 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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Food events: See, sniff, sip, swish, swallow (or spit) 500 wines at Heinz Field

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

By Rebecca Sodergren

Upcoming festivals, charity events, and classes including Garfield Community Farm Spring Benefit: Music, hors d’oeuvres by Chef Csilla Thackray of Legume, drinks, art and a presentation about Garfield Community Farm. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Repair the World, East Liberty. $50. (search for Garfield Community Farm Spring Benefit).

Pittsburgh Interfaith leaders plan vigil for Sri Lanka victims

This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 22, 2019.

By Peter Smith

Pittsburgh-area religious leaders are planning an interfaith vigil on Wednesday at Heinz Memorial Chapel in Oakland to commemorate the nearly 300 victims of the Easter Sunday bombing massacres in Sri Lanka.

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Pittsburgh and Parkland survivors help each other turn their grief into action

This article originally appeared on The JTA on April 12, 2019.

By Mike Elk

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — For many in this city’s Jewish community, after suffering through a long winter following the Tree of Life synagogue massacre in October that killed 11 worshippers, the return of the professional baseball season has been a welcome mental health relief.

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Who’s Next: Community Leaders & Activists; Meet 20 people making change in Pittsburgh

This article originally appeared on The Incline on February 14, 2019.

By Colin Deppen

Our 2019 Who’s Next: Community Leaders & Activists class is shaping Pittsburgh neighborhoods and driving the search for social justice here.

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