February is Black History Month and The Pittsburgh Penguins and Penguins Foundation have launched weekly programming both internally and within the community to celebrate with the theme of "Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity". These events will feature multiple speakers from the Redevelopment Team, includingTracey McCants Lewis, Dr. Kimberly EllisandBPG’s new Vice President of Development andlong-time Hill District resident,Bomani Howze.
Join the Penguins for their final virtual event as they convene at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center. Tune in to conversations featuring Penguins ExecutiveTracey McCants LewiswithDr. Kimberly Ellis, Scholar of American and Africana Studies, an award-winning Performing Artist, Activist, Entrepreneur, and Historical Consultant on the Lower Hill Redevelopment.
Hear fromBPG’s Vice President of Development, Bomani Howze.As a long-time Hill District resident and business owner, Bomani will brieflyreflect on the bustling business district of Wylie Avenue in its hay day and the economic opportunities to come in the Lower Hill Development.
The event will also feature an exciting on-site artistic performance bythe Hill Dance Academy Theater (HDAT), as well as a cooking demonstration of traditional African-American cuisine byDarwin Copeland, CEO of Z-Best BBQ
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Be on the lookout for the next Lower Hill Redevelopment newsletter bulletin. In the coming weeks, expect some project news from the Development Team, upcoming events, resources from our project partners, and more!
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