Office of Mayor William Peduto
Media Advisory: City, Welcoming Pittsburgh to Host Four Community Discussions

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 17, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto's Welcoming Pittsburgh initiative will host four community discussions focused on the continual advancement of making Pittsburgh a more inclusive and welcoming city for all. 

Welcoming Pittsburgh has engaged local immigrant service providers, community leaders, Councilmembers and representatives from the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to participate in the community discussions.  

The forums will begin with a brief presentation about the goals of Welcoming Pittsburgh for the coming year that are focused on building trust between local law enforcement and our immigrant and refugee communities and also the communication and language access services that the City of Pittsburgh can provide to residents. Each session will include a community forum where attendees will be asked to voice concerns and issues relating to the Welcoming Pittsburgh goals. Each forum will conclude with a brief survey to assess the effectiveness of the forum as well as answer any questions. 

Host partners for these community forums are: City of Asylum, Carnegie Library Beechview, The Alloy Studios and YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.   


Welcoming Pittsburgh Community Discussions

Wednesday, May 17, 6-8:00 p.m.  - City of Asylum, 40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212  

Thursday, May 18, 6-8:00 p.m. - CLP Beechview, 1910 Broadway Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216 

Tuesday, May 23, 6-8:00 p.m. - The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206   

Thursday, May 25, 6-8:00 p.m. - YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, 305 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222  

Welcoming Pittsburgh’s mission is to make the communities of Pittsburgh more resilient to demographic change by bridging divides and overcome fears and tension. The goals for these forums are to engage all members of the local community, including immigrant and refugee populations, listen to community concerns and further enhance the community-driven efforts of the Welcoming Pittsburgh plan. 

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Katie O'Malley
Communications Coordinator
Cell: (412) 925-1990



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