Office of Mayor William Peduto
MEDIA ADVISORY: National Welcoming Week Culminates In Celebration Friday


PITTSBURGH, PA (September 18, 2014) - The City of Pittsburgh and Welcoming Pittsburgh will celebrate National Welcoming Week with a formal unveiling of an exhibit in the lobby of the City-County Building Friday, September 19 at 10am. Mayor Peduto will issue a proclamation followed by statements from Luis Clemente. The event will conclude by 10:30 a.m.

Who: Mayor William Peduto

What: Nation Welcoming Week Celebration

When: Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m.

Where: City-County Building Lobby, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


About the exhibit:

The exhibit will feature portraits of Bhutanese, Burmese, and Karen community members and commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month, also kicking off this week. Additional items on display will include memorabilia from the Roberto Clemente Museum, textiles made by rural Andean women and provided by local nonprofit Awamaki, and Hear Me kiosks set to play stories from immigrants and Latino youth in Pittsburgh. The exhibit is sponsored by ImaginePittsburgh and ¡Hola Pittsburgh!.


About National Welcoming Week:

National Welcoming Week echoes the spirit of Welcoming Pittsburgh by encouraging activities that bring together immigrant and U.S.-born community members to further strengthen the fabric of our city. For this reason, we have invited partners across a host of areas to join us on Friday for the opening or visit the exhibit at your convenience over the next month.



Thursday, September 18, 2014
Katie O'Malley
Communications Coordinator
Cell: (412) 925-1990



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