About United Pittsburgh

Exploring Challenges and Solutions to the Region's Social Justice Issues

United Pittsburgh was a unique initiative, launched in January 2019, that combined credit-bearing, undergraduate and graduate courses with a free, public speaker series. This academic-community collaboration provided an opportunity to develop authentic, mutually beneficial alliances with external stakeholders, impart new insights into Catholic social teaching, and promote civic awareness among students, faculty and staff.

The courses were open to students in any major and were team taught by experienced Duquesne faculty and prominent community social justice advocates. The speakers' series featured leaders from government, educational, faith-based and community organizations. The goal was to bring together stakeholders who can identify the root causes of social problems in the community with those who have an interest in understanding and addressing these issues.

The classes ran January through May, 2019. The 10-week public speaker program was held on consecutive Monday evenings, from Feb. 4 through April 15. Learn more at the links below.