Uptown Session to Showcase Duquesne-Community Partnerships

Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Authentic Relationships in Community will feature work happening in Uptown through Duquesne University-community partnerships.

On Wednesday, March 30, from noon to 2 p.m., Duquesne's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CCIT) and Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, will raise awareness of the sustainable and collaborative partnerships that enmesh Duquesne and its neighbors, said Dr. Darlene Weaver, director of the CCIT.

With a pop-up location at 300 Gist St., participants will be welcomed by playful sculptural puppies who "live" in Uptown. Sessions will use a speed-dating format encouraging attendees to visit three stations discussing different regional issues including community trauma, water quality, immigration and refugee resettlement. University faculty and staff and their community partners will share the work created through these collaborations.

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