Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/21/2014 -- CCAC & YWCA rally support to Stand Against Racism

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County, together with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity, will host the annual Stand Against Racism Rally this Friday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Foerster Student Service Center auditorium located on the CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Shore.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend this free rally which will include a proclamation presented in person by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and a host of speakers representing their respective institutions including:

Carmen Alexander, New Voices Pittsburgh; Karen Battle, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force; Vanessa German (artist); Magdeline Jensen, YWCA; Tracey McCants Lewis, Duquesne University & the Community Law Clinic; Afia wa Mwenze, CCAC; Clyde Pickett, CCAC; Lisa Scales, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank;  Victoria Snyder, Robert Morris University; Adam Stalcyznski, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Shaun Sweeney, US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania; and John Welch, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

A national movement of the YWCA, Stand Against Racism seeks to bring together like-minded organizations that share the YWCA’s vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. Taking place the last Friday of each April, Stand Against Racism works with community partners such as CCAC to address the root causes of racism and encourage conversations across diverse communities in the USA. This is the third year that CCAC has hosted the event.

Limited free parking is available. For further information, please contact Laura Harwin of the YWCA at 412.255.1279. CCAC Allegheny Campus is located at 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15212.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.