It'd be hard to come up with an exhaustive list of events surrounding the G20 meeting and the coal conference just before it, but here's a stab at it. Check out 3riversconvergence.org for updates, the ULS site for CMU events, find a list of permitted demonstrations at this City website, and look here for transportation information.
Tuesday, September 29 4:00pm – University of Pittsburgh
International Week Event Lecture: Today’s Interdependent World Order
Saturday, September 26 9:30am – The Waffle Shop, 124 South Highland Avenue
COINTELSHOW: A Patriot Act--an evening with Larry Bogad and Special Agent Christian White
Hosted by Michael Chemers, Associate Professor of Drama, Carnegie Mellon
Friday, September 25
Third Annual Rachel Carson Legacy Conference
When Chemicals Disrupt: Managing Our Risks
Thursday, September 24
Press Conference with testimony by monks from the Saffron Revolution in Burma, followed by a Peace Walk.
9 am on the roof of the City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, at 330 Sampsonia Way on the North Side; walk begins at 10.
3 pm -- the venerable U Kovida will speak at People's Voices/Public Tribunal.
5:00pm – Rangos Ballroom, University Center
The Honourable Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia
Wednesday, September 23
8:30am-4:30pm - Rangos Ballroom, UC
Renewing Globalization and Economic Growth
Organized by Kiron Skinner, Carnegie Mellon University/Atlantic Council
4:30pm – Margaret Morrison 103 (Breed Hall)
Power, Protest, Performance: A Panel Discussion
SustEnable: Outdoor screening of Carolyn Savery's SustEnable, a web-TV series depicting one woman's attempt to live a totally sustainable life in the city. The series provides educational DIY segments explaining how to craft a sustainable lifestyle, analyzes what strategies worked and failed, encourages grassroots action to combat climate change, and provides insight into a deep definition of sustainability. (One of the episodes features Maren's own green renovation.) 8 p.m. on the main quad of the CMU campus.
Burma VJ film screening -- documentary about the Saffron Revolution at the Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way on the North Side. Panel discussion and reception to follow, with monks from the Saffron Revolution.
G20 Bingo with Bill Peduto and various celebrity bingo callers, in support of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and The One Campaign. 7-10 p.m. at Cappy's Cafe on Walnut Street in Shadyside, with a live DJ, specials, and of course - bingo!
Monday, September 21
11:30am – Singleton Room, Roberts Hall of Engineering
Media Covering the Summit, Featuring Howard Fineman
ACP/USW Climate Roundtable at Steelworkers headquarters -- 4pm at 5 Gateway Center
Coal Country film screening -- documentary on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. 7pm at the Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave. Music to follow at the Sierra Club offices. (http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com)
The Age of Stupid film screening (premier). 7:30 pm at the Pittsburgh West Showcase Cinemas, 301 Park Manor Drive.
Sunday, September 20
G-6 Billion www.g6billion.org
Procession on 9/20, 2pm, and more
A collection of spiritual, religious, and other groups & individuals have come together to organize a procession on Sunday, 9/20 that will start on the North Side at 2pm and end near the Convention Center. They are also organizing educational activities and prayer in the days leading up to the G20 Summit as well as an event on 9/21, the UN's International Day of Peace.
Press Contact: Wanda Guthrie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-596-0066
Coal Country film screening -- an important documentary on mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. 2pm at 120 David Lawrence Hall (3942 Forbes Ave) at Pitt (http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
8:30 am on at the Twentieth Century Club
7:00-10:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, University Center
The Peoples' Summit presents: Art & Humanity: Another World is Possible
The Peoples’ Summit, a program of informed dialogue about the economic, social and political problems facing the world, will take place from Saturday, September 19 to Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at several locations in the city of Pittsburgh. For more information, please visit www.peoplessummit.com
Friday, September 18 4:00pm – Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland
Challenges for G-20: Is the City of Champions the Black and Gold Standard for Global Economic Recovery?
Thursday, September 17
4:30pm – Porter 100, Gregg Hall
Joel Berg, New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Why We Have Hunger in America and How We Can End It
5:00pm - Posner Center
Constitution Day Celebration with Scott Sandage, Carnegie Mellon
Abraham Lincoln and the Lazarus Effect: The Death and Rebirth of the U.S. Constitution