We started early on Jan. 30, 2022 at the Pens vs. Kings game. In the Lower Hill Redevelopment Suite, we hosted Mayor Gainey, City Councilman Lavelle and Deputy Mayor Jake Wheatley's families, Attorney and Executive Director of the August Wilson House, Paul Ellis, retired Pittsburgh Police officer, Tonya Ford and had our social media manager on deck for pictures and posts, Naomi Ritter. Suite 36 was activated by BPG's Director of Community, Arts and Culture, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis. The activations, exhibits and other planning for Black History Month were set up by Attorney and head of H.R., Tracey McCants Lewis, and DEI Specialist, Delvina Morrow, of the Pittsburgh Penguins!
The day went extremely well! Everyone was relaxed, happy and having a good time. Highlights were the yellow towels that were given to everybody who walked in the door. It was great way to quickly bridge the gap and unite people. Most of the arena were waving their flags like crazy. The "Celebrating Black History" messages that were displayed, the singing of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and the projections on the Jumbotron of the Mt. Ararat Baptist Choir, Tracey McCants-Lewis, the Black Girl Hockey Club and the Military Veteran were beautiful, as were all the close ups of attendees waving their towels.
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