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August 2021

Ethiopian Civil War: What You Need to Know About the Humanitarian Crisis in Tigray

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Purpose: This event will give an overview on the current state of the humanitarian crisis in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray. Humanitarian expert Mike O’Brien and Ethiopian lawyer Moges Solomon, alongside moderator Council CEO & President Betty Cruz, will examine how we arrived at this stage of the conflict and the subsequent humanitarian crisis that has resulted from the fighting.  #WhyCare: The war in Tigray is a result of escalating tensions between current Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the Tigray…

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How Does A Story Come To Life? Writing Believers: Love and Death in Tehran with Ambassadors John Limbert and Marc Grossman

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us on August 4 for our book club discussion, How Does A Story Come To Life? Writing Believers: Love and Death in Tehran with Ambassadors John Limbert and Marc Grossman. We will examine the collaborative writing process and story created through the lens of authors and retired diplomats Ambassadors John Limbert and Marc Grossman. We are partnering with Wigle Whiskey for this event! Before we begin our discussion, enjoy a "World Affairs Old Fashioned" cocktail demonstration! You will be…

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Solve-A-Thon: An SDG Project Pitch Competition

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pitch your project promoting positive change in your school or community for a chance to win mini-grant funding! The Solve-A-Thon is a competition to pitch projects that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and promote positive change in students’ schools and communities. After all of the projects have been pitched, judges will award mini grants to winning ideas! The Solve-A-Thon is divided into three sections, with both asynchronous and synchronous components: The Prep Work (Estimated completion time: 30 mins…

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September 2021

90th Birthday Party at City of Asylum

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alphabet City Tent (City of Asylum), 318 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, 15212 United States
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Join us at the Sampsonia Way tent at City of Asylum for our 90th Birthday Party on September 18, 4:00PM - 7:00PM! Enjoy food and cocktails, watch special performances, and mingle with globally minded peers. What is the Sampsonia Way tent?  The tent is a pop-up venue located at 318 Sampsonia Way. It’s a few blocks from City of Asylum's venue, Alphabet City. City of Asylum rehabilitates houses on Pittsburgh’s Northside for use by writers-in-residence, and commissions a public artwork that…

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2nd Annual Summit

September 28 @ 12:00 am - October 1 @ 11:59 pm

Our second annual virtual summit on global learning and engagement will highlight the five core global issues we’ve been tackling this year – human rights, resiliency, youth, immigration, and governance & diplomacy. Featuring an opening keynote, welcoming reception, special performances, and sessions with distinguished speakers from around the globe, the summit will have something for business leaders, educators, and community leaders to learn, connect, discuss, and reflect on.  All sessions will be held in the afternoon. Mark your calendars to…

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October 2021

Hot Metal Bridge to McKeesport Community Bike Ride

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Help us close out our 90 Miles for 90 Years anniversary celebration by joining our community bike ride! We will be riding on the GAP Trail, from Hot Metal Bridge to McKeesport, heading out at 10:00AM with a projected end time of 1:00PM. Bring your own bike, or use a complimentary bike courtesy of our partner Healthy Ride. We invite you to get outside, get active, and connect with other globally-minded peers as we commemorate our 90 years. This event is in…

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