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About United Pittsburgh

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

United Pittsburgh is a unique initiative, launching this spring, that combines credit-bearing, undergraduate and graduate courses with a free, public speaker series. This academic-community collaboration, offered by the Theology Department, provides 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, open to students in any major, are team taught by experienced Duquesne faculty and prominent community social justice advocates. The speakers' series features leaders from government, educational, faith-based and community organizations. The goal is 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.

Classes will begin January 14 and the 10-week public speaker program will be held on consecutive Monday evenings, from Feb. 4 thorugh April 15.  Learn more at the links below.