Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Critical Analysis of the Community Benefits Agreement Movement

Are you confused by what you're reading in the papers and seeing on television?
Do you feel forced to choose between one neighborhood organization over another?
Were you surprised by the yelling and screaming during the Northside meeting about the casino design?
Are you startled by the jumbled invites, the news on the Hill District and the arena, the introduction of "Pittsburgh United" and what this all means for the City of Pittsburgh and our entire region?
If so, you should come out to the following event:
The University of Pittsburgh, Department of Africana Studies presents
A Critical Analysis of the Community Benefits Agreement Process,
Neighborhood Self-Determination and the One Hill Controversy

The Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh will present a panel filled with varied and opposing perspectives on the Community Benefits Agreement process in the State of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on the One Hill Controversy (contentious issues surrounding the One Hill CBA process in the Hill District community and across the City of Pittsburgh).

WHO: Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh

WHAT: A Critical Analysis of the CBA process in Pittsburgh, PA

WHERE: Frick Fine Arts Building, Campus of the University of Pittsburgh
(across from Carnegie Library in Oakland, on Schenley Dr.)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 6:30pm (seating begins at 6pm)

Topics to explore:

The role of the press (are they just reporting? dividing? conquering?)

The role of the foundation / funding community (who is paying for this and why?)

The role of the faith-based institutions (how important are the ministers and churches, really?)

The role of the labor movement, in general, and Pittsburgh United, in particular

The role of community groups and their fight for resources and self-determination

And more...

You should anticipate open discussion and debate from varied and opposing perspectives, grounded in scholarship and reflection, the first of a series.

No comments:

There was an error in this gadget