The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research

Murphy Building
20 Chatham Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412.396.5893
Fax: 412.395.2144

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    Community Conversation Series

    Most recent event: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Conversation at MLK Reading and Cultural Center (Sponsored by Spiritan Campus Ministry as part of thLaval Project)

    The Community Conversation Series consists of two events each semester where students are invited to meet with a Hill District community member such as a resident, community leader, or business owner to discuss their personal perspective of the Hill. Each conversation begins with the community member providing their understanding of the past, present and future of the Hill District. After the community member shares their story, students are encouraged to engage the community member in a conversation by asking questions and reflecting on what they heard. The conversations are held at various Hill District locations as a means of deepening the focus on gaining a stronger understanding of the Hill. Some community conversations are documented in video to preserve dialogues and will be available for future viewing.

    Wylie Avenue Days Screening

    Wylie Avenue Days screenings are held at the beginning of each semester to to introduce students who are interested in the Hill District to the community's history. The film addresses topics ranging from community celebrations, businesses, the role of jazz music, and social struggles of residents. Screenings are listed here and advertised to the university.

    Hill District Tours

    Each October, the Office of Service-Learning and the Center for Teaching Excellence offer the Campus to Community Excursion to faculty who would like to learn more about the historic collaborations between Duquesne and Hill District partners and to explore future collaborations.

    Additional activities, including a calendar of events, can be found here.