Duquesne Professor, Graduates to Retell Stories for Hill House Community, Grocery Story Celebration
As part of the Hill House Community Day, Dr. Susan Goldberg, Duquesne University assistant professor of psychology, and University psychology alumni will perform live public readings of Hill District stories.
The readings by Goldberg and her former students are abbreviated versions of stories presented in 2012 as part of the Hill House Association's 1000 Stories project. These stories, composed of personal accounts from Hill District residents, will focus on meaning, loss of meaning and connection to community.
The event is hosted by the Hill House Economic Development Corporation in honor of the opening of the Centre Heldman Plaza, supplying employment, services for residents and the first full-service grocery store in the Hill District in more than 30 years.
In addition to the public readings, Community Day will feature performers and entertainment, an activity area for children, games, health and wellness screenings and refreshments.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.
Where: Hill House's Kaufmann Center, Centre Avenue.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.