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h magazine - Issue 2, 2017
 h magazine - Issue 2, 2017

Organizational, November 27, 2017

In a nation divided, it’s easy to complain about conditions that are keeping us apart. It’s harder to offer solutions while acknowledging the problems, and harder still to demonstrate how to heal rifts rather than just talking about the importance of doing so. In this special
issue of h magazine, 29 Pittsburgh-area leaders describe how their work tries to build what we’re calling “a community of we,” a place where unity, respect and justice are priorities, and all have the chance to live to their fullest potential.

Note: This is the complete issue, and because of the file size, may take a few minutes to download. Individual sections of the magazine can be found below.

Who do we mean by "We"? By Grant Oliphant
Who do we mean by "We"? By Grant Oliphant

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant identifies two narratives that offer different visions of the meaning of “we.” One is a story of siege and fear. The other, conveyed by those interviewed for this issue of h, is a message of community and hope.

Challenges in Pittsburgh & Intro
Challenges in Pittsburgh & Intro

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Pittsburgh, like many other cities, faces challenges in creating "a community of we," but the people highlighted in this issue of h magazine are forging that path.  These individuals identify challenges they believe exist in the Pittsburgh region, describe what is needed to establish a community of "we" and then explain how their groups or program are helping to make the concept a reality.

Community of We - Dr. Junlei Li
Community of We - Dr. Junlei Li

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Dr. Junlei Li is the Rita M. McGinley Professor of Early Learning and Children's Media and Co-Director of the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College.

Community of We - H. Richard Milner IV
Community of We - H. Richard Milner IV

Organizational, November 26, 2017

H. Richard Milner IV is the Director of the Center for Urban Education, Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, and Professor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh.

Community of We - Betty Cruz
Community of We - Betty Cruz

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Betty Cruz is the Director of Change Agency.

Community of We - Ted Melnyk
Community of We - Ted Melnyk

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Ted Melnyk is the Director of Family, Community & Social Equity at East Liberty Development Inc.

Community of We - Brandi Fisher
Community of We - Brandi Fisher

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Brandi Fisher is the Founder and Director of the Alliance for Police Accountability.

Community of We - Zaheen Hussain & Brian Wolovich
Community of We - Zaheen Hussain & Brian Wolovich

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Zaheen Hussain is the Millvale Sustainability Coordinator.  Brian Wolovich is a Millvale Borough Councilmand and a Millvale Community Library Board Member.

Community of We - Barney Oursler
Community of We - Barney Oursler

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Barney Oursler is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh United.

Community of We - Hamza Perez
Community of We - Hamza Perez

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Hamza Perez is the Youth Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Community of We - Dan Dalton
Community of We - Dan Dalton

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Dan Dalton is the Three Rivers Sustainability Hub Manager for the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.

Community of We - Chaz Kellem
Community of We - Chaz Kellem

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Chaz Kellem is the Senior Direcotr of Advocacy for Race and Gender Equity at YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.

Community of We - Illah Nourbakhsh
Community of We - Illah Nourbakhsh

Organizational, November 26, 2017

Illah Nourbakhsh is the Founder and Dikrector of CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.