Leon Ford to Discuss Turning Tragedy into Triumph at Duquesne University Event

As part of Black History Month events at Duquesne University, Leon Ford will deliver his message of hope and inspiration through his dynamic My Story Your City presentation on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m.

After being shot and left paralyzed by Pittsburgh Police, Ford uses the principals of love, compassion and understanding in his mission to educate and heal communities.

Sponsored by Urban Innovation21 and Duquesne University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ford's presentation is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Power Center's Dougherty Ballroom and doors open at 4:30 p.m.

During his talk, Ford will share his story and discuss adversity, forgiveness and motivation.

RSVP is required to satterwhitea@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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