The Council hosts discussion on Pittsburgh’s growing Latino community

On Wednesday, May 18, the Council hosted the second installment of its notable series, Diversity through the Eyes of Women. The woman panelists featured in this event, representing Pittsburgh’s Latino community, reflected upon their personal experiences to a crowded room of interested members of the community. Each have encountered and overcome various obstacles and serve as an inspiration to others.

Through a powerful discussion focused on the amazing work and experiences of local women leaders, the audience and panel addressed inclusivity in Pittsburgh and the ways in which the City can become a more welcoming place for Latinos and other immigrant groups. This important conversation will continue with a third installment focusing on the local African-American Community on June 6, 2016.


  • Gisele Fetterman, First Lady of Braddock and Founder of the Braddock, Free Store
  • Rosamaria Cristello, Director of Latino Family Center
  • Betty Cruz, Deputy Chief of Special Initiatives in the Office of Mayor William Peduto

Moderator: Angélica Ocampo, President and CEO