Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will be celebrating its 95th Anniversary this year and this weekend will mark the start of activities.
Saturday, February 9 there will be a reception at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Grand Hall beginning at 6 p.m. hosted by Esther Bush, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. Following the reception the attendees will move to the Mueller Center (7th Floor) where Wendell Freeland, Esq. will be honored for his dedication and commitment to the Urban League.
Following the award presentation, guests will be part of the Western Pennsylvania Screening of the movie, Whitney Young: Powerbroker, compliments of WQED Multi Media.
On Sunday, February 10, Rev. Dr. Randall K. Bush, Pastor of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, will host the 28th Annual Urban League Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Guest keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. of Greater Traveler's Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. Music will be provided by the East Liberty Presbyterian Church Adult Choir Soloists and the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus. A reception will follow the services.
Honorary Chairs for the weekend festivities are Judy and Ron Davenport, Ann and Leon Haley,
Colleen and David O'Brien, and Nancy and Milt Washington.
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is focused on serving African-American constituents and other minorities, but no one is ever turned away. Last fiscal year, the affiliate served over 28,000 individuals in Pittsburgh and the surrounding counties. As the largest comprehensive social service/civil rights organization in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh provides services in the areas of education, health advocacy, housing, early childhood and youth development, hunger services, employment and career training and counseling, and economic empowerment.
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