2019-2020 Academic Year Upcoming Events

Urban Leadership Series

MUI's Urban Leadership Series is comprised of workshops and lectures aimed at equipping organizations and individuals with the tools to address issues in urban communities. The sessions are held on the first Monday of the month beginning at 6:00 p.m. with networking and hors d’oeuvres and a 6:30 p.m. presentation. Join us for these free events! 

Responding to the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
Feb. 3, 2020 
Beth Lewis, Executive Director, Standing Firm
This event will address the intractable issue of partner violence and what we can do about it.
Register for This Event

Why We Need Smart Justice
March 2, 2020 
Terrell Thomas, ACLU Campaign for Smart Justice

Community Engagement in Closing the Healthcare Gap
April 6, 2020
Sally Jo Snyder, Director of Advocacy and Consumer Engagement, Consumer Health Coalition


Special Events

MUI will Host the Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit
Jan. 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Racial Justice Summit, formerly known as the Summit Against Racism, is a flagship event for Pittsburgh organizers. The Summit creates opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and act on behalf of racial justice.
Learn more and Register for the Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

The Howard Thurman Story / Sixth Annual Community Conversation on Race and Faith and the Kelso Lecture
Feb. 7, 2020, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Martin Doblmeier, Documentary Filmmaker
Walter E. Fluker, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston University School of Theology
The Metro-Urban Institute and Continuing Education partner to present this event.
Learn more and Register for Kelso Event

At the Intersections Where Worlds Collide: Creating Local Communiteis at the Intersections of Race, Faith, and Culture
Feb. 8, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
During this workshop, we will explore the principles of Ethical Leadership as they guide us in defining core values and inform responses to inequity through our communal and faith-based contexts.
The Metro-Urban Institute and Continuing Education partner to present this event.
Learn more and apply to attend this workshop

The Rich Heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church
Feb. 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Bethesada Presbyterian Church (7220 Bennett St. Pittsburgh, PA 15208)
MUI is partnering with The Henry Highland Garnet Society and The National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Pittsburgh Chapter to Present “The Rich Heritage of African Americans in the Presbyterian Church.”
Learn more and Register for Rich Heritage Event


The Justice League

The Metro-Urban Institute encourages and provides ways for all PTS seminarians to become involved in the broader urban community. In our monthly Justice League program, active community leaders come to campus during the lunch hour and passionately present on their organization’s work. Bring your lunch!

2019-2020 Academic Year Upcoming Events

Feb. 20, 2020 - Grow Pittsburgh

March 25, 2020 - University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center, Homewood

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