“In six years, Pittsburgh police have solved only half the murders in the city. A staggering 97% of unsolved murders had a black victim.”

Those statistics are pulled from PublicSource’s recent investigation looking at unsolved murders in Pittsburgh. The project created a lot of discussion in our communities, and we’d like to further that conversation.

Join us from 3 to 5 p.m. July 31 at the Bible Center Church in Homewood for an afternoon of solidarity and community as storytellers and performers from around the city come together to share their experiences with neighborhood violence and healing. 

Featuring a spoken-word performance from 1Hood’s Idasa Tariq, as well as storytellers from the organizations MAD DADSJAMAR Place of PeaceMothers Against Conviction of the Innocent, and the Afro-American Music Institute

Youth programming for children pre-K and above to be provided by WQED and Pittsburgh Filmmakers Youth Media

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. 

Check out our Facebook event page to let us know if you can join, for updates and discussion on the event. 

We hope to see you there.


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Natasha is PublicSource's creative director. She runs the organizations visuals team, edits and produces interactive graphics, data visualizations and web packages for PublicSource. She manages the website...