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Conversation. Connections. Impact: Making Change in Our Backyards, an ioby Convening in Pittsburgh

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Conversations. Connections. Impact: Making change in our backyards, an ioby convening in Pittsburgh.

ioby’s first-ever convening in Pittsburgh will celebrate neighbors who are building and investing in positive local change that creates a future for all in Pittsburgh. Learn from our city’s resident leaders who are raising funds with ioby, and share your hopes for your neighborhood.

The program will feature an interactive PLACE IT! workshop by James Rojas, an urban planner, grassroots activist, and artist who facilitates hands-on community visioning sessions to help residents connect and develop ideas together about equitable public space.

We can’t wait to have you with us!

Questions? Please contact dana@ioby.org, or 917.817.2070

Draft Program Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00 Hill District Walking Tour (Come along for this tour to hear from local ioby project collaborators and long-time neighborhood leaders – Please email dana@ioby.org if you plan to attend this special part of the day)

2:00 – 2:25 Arrivals, Welcome, and Intros

2:25 – 3:05 James Rojas hands-on PLACE IT! group workshop, Part 1 (Build your favorite childhood memory)

3:05 – 3:10 Break and Announcements

3:10 – 4:20 ioby Leader Panel Presentations and Discussion (hear successes, challenges and strategies for making positive change on the ground in Pittsburgh from project leaders working on murals, community gardens and more – as well as from an ioby coach who can also share some tools and tricks)

Panelists include:

Dwayne Barker, Fineview & Perry Hilltop Community Pride Project

Lisa Freeman, Manchester Growing Together Farm

Ramo Lord, Exploring Labor’s Safety and Health Concerns

Barbara RudiakSouth Side Community Murals

Tacumba Turner, Allendale Acres, where we ‘eat to live’

Linda Wallen, Pigeon Positivity

Dominique Williams, ioby Leader Success Strategist

Eleanor Williams, Northside Resource Mall

4:20 – 5:00 James Rojas hands-on PLACE IT! group workshop, Part 2 (Build your vision for an ideal Pittsburgh)

5:00 – 6:00 Food, Drink, Mingle and Share Project Ideas




Hill House Association
1835 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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