Majestic Lane, the deputy chief of neighborhood empowerment in the office of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, will speak at Duquesne University on Feb. 25 as part of the University's United Pittsburgh speaker series.

Lane will present How Can We Heal Our Community? at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in room 104 of College Hall.

In his current position, Lane leads the Peduto administration's neighborhood equity efforts through community driven development, affordable housing, and by engaging with community development corporations, neighborhood groups and other stakeholders.

Previously, he was the director of external affairs and membership engagement at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, an organization for community development corporations, community-based organizations and related nonprofits that represent low- and moderate- income communities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Lane also served as the director of community engagement and strategy at A+ Schools, an education advocacy organization dedicated to improving outcomes for black and brown children in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

United Pittsburgh is a new initiative developed by Duquesne's Center for Catholic Faith and Culture that combines academic courses with a free public speaker series. It focuses on collaboration with the community by providing new insights into Catholic social teaching and promoting civic awareness among the University's students, faculty and staff. These community forums are open to the public and free of charge.

Details about United Pittsburgh, the speaker series and registration are available online or by contacting the CCFC at (412) 396-1595 or ccfcFREEDUQUESNE.


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February 21, 2019