Oct 13-15: Convergence for Social Justice

For the first time ever, hundreds of grassroots organizations, groups, and individuals—spanning across 10 counties in Southwestern  Pennsylvania—will come together to participate in a major convergence to advance social justice in the region. The Three Rivers Community Foundation, in concert with other progressive grantmakers and organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania, are proud to present:

Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice

         Renowned Keynote Speaker Winona LaDuke
         Development of a five-year Action Plan for Building Social Justice for the region
         Five-day, multi-venue Building Change Film Festival
         Major Youth Leadership Event for 350 Young People (October 13)
         7 Pathways to Change Art Show
         Regional Champions of Change Awards Presentation and Ceremony

         Three Rivers Community Foundation Grantee Recognition Event

         Eclectic Mix of Entertainment
         Internship Fair

Additional activities include skill-building workshops, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, keynote speakers, and plenary sessions on a wide range of issues such as Disability Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Sustainability, LGBTQ Advocacy, Peace/Human Rights, Racial Equity, and Women, Youth and Families Rights.

This event presents many opportunities for networking and involvement, including tabling, sponsorship, presenting, serving on a discussion panel, and participating in relevant workshops and skill building sessions.

October 13-15, 2011 at the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center.  Please spread the word to organizations and individuals working for social change.  For more information and to register for the Convergence, visit www.buildingchangewpa.org, email trcf@trcfwpa.org, or call 412-243-9250.  There are still opportunities to table and put an ad in the program book.  Join the buzz on Facebook by clicking here.

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