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New Program-Alikes for November

Virtual RADical Days continue to bring joy to our screens and music to our ears with two exciting events that run through November.   

The first is presented by The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale called “Pairings with the PCC.” In these videos, Music Director Susan Medley and Chorale Accompanist Bryan Sable reflect on past concerts while enjoying a drink that pairs well with that concert!  

These are free, virtual eventthat air via YouTube. To view the newest episodes of “Pairings with the PCC” and to watch—or rewatch!—other episodes, visit PCC’s YouTube channel here 

Another heartwarming event is presented by Pittsburgh Youth Chorus. The young people have contributed their voices to PYC’s first ever virtual choir video! It is available to view anytime through November 30 on their YouTube channel 

These free events are made possible by Virtual RADical Days. Click here to visit RAD’s website for more free events.  

1Hood Media brings us a special edition of What Black Pittsburgh Should Know that will focus on the 2020 Election 

Panelists Dena Stanley, TransYOUniting CEO and Founder, Jerry Dickerson, University of Pittsburgh Law Professor, and Commentator Lenny McCalister will discuss local and national races, its impact on the Black community, and how to fight against voter suppression.  

 The live chat is moderated by Dr. Cheryl Hall-Russell, president of BW3, and features remarks from Miracle Jones, 1Hood Power Director of Legislative Affairs, and Dr. Jamil Bey, CEO of UrbanKind Institute.  

The free, virtual town hall will be on Tuesday, November 17 from 2:00pm—3:00pm on 1Hood Media’s Facebook page. Click here for more information and to access the event.  

If you are a high school student curious about pursuing a career in filmmaking, broadcasting, and digital arts join Steeltown’s Virtual College Fair to talk with 18 different colleges.  

The first two hours will be reserved for students to have group discussions with colleges of their choice in respective breakout rooms, where they can ask questions and get to know more about each school and their programming. The last hour is reserved for alumni and current college students to come together to chat with high schoolers in a peer-based Q&A session.  

For more information or to register, click here. If you have questions, contact Mary Ann McBride-Tackett, Program Director, at

The nonprofit organization Community Empowerment Association is hosting its annual coat drive on Saturday, November 21 from 12:00pm—3:00pm.  

They are asking for donations of new winter coats, gloves, scarves, and hats. Donations are also being accepted via PayPal. Drop-off donations are accepted up until and during the event.  

The winter clothing drive will be located at CEA Cultural Center at 7120 Kelly St., Pittsburgh PA 15208.  

For more information, call 412-371-3689 EXT. 244 or visit their website here 

Join Virtual Assemble teachers for their STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) centered digital hangout and material kit.  

In these weekly after school programs, students will explore the world of STEAM through hands-on activities. Virtual Assemble after-school sessions also include special visits from local artists, makers, and technologists.  

The sessions are free. Assemble believes that 21st Century skills should be accessible to everyone!  

The afterschool schedule is as follows:  

  • Mondays Girls’ Maker Night (Grades 5-9) 
    • 4:00pm-5:30pm 
  • Tuesdays (Grades 6-8) 
    • 4:00pm-5:30pm 
  • Wednesdays (Grades 3-5) 
    • 4:00pm-5:30pm 
  • Thursdays (Grades 1-2) 
    • 4:00pm-5:30pm 

To register for the weekly sessions or check out their at home activities, visit their website hereRegistration is required to participate in Virtual Assemble, to receive the classroom link as well as monthly materials kit. Need help registering or have questions about the program? Send an email to 

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