Sunday, July 24, 2016

Dreamweaver Marketing, Christmas in July in Market Square-Pittsburgh

Media Contacts:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.orgDiana Roth, Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717 / 
Images available at:Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search name: 2016 Christmas in July 
Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership announce Christmas in July, a special event being held during the Market Square Farmers Market on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Downtown Pittsburgh, 23 Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 
Christmas in July promises special pre-sale offers and discounts for select events as the holiday season arrives early in Pittsburgh. A Cultural District tent with a mobile box office will be in place for the Thursday, July 28 event for those attending the Farmers Market. 

Cultural District Christmas in July promotional offers are also available online and in person at Theater Square Box Office.  For online orders, visit use PROMO CODE: XMASINJULY starting Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., through Friday, July 29, 2016, at 11:00 p.m.  In person, visit Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

This promotion is not valid for previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with other offers. Additional restrictions may apply.
In addition to the ticket promotions, the Christmas in July event will feature special programming by Cultural District presenting arts organizations, with a performance by Pittsburgh CLO Mini Stars and an appearance by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s life-sized Nutcracker.  Folks can also enjoy gathering around for a ‘selfie’ opportunity to take a picture with the infamous leg lamp from ‘A Christmas Story.’  Attendees will also have an opportunity to say hello to Santa and meet several Holiday Market vendors! 
Participating Cultural District Organizations and Special Offers will be available from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.   
Please visit for full performance descriptions and information on restrictions that may apply to the Christmas in July 2016 event offers. 

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Event: The NutcrackerLocation: Benedum Center
Promotional Dates: December 9, 15, 16, 20-22, 24, 26, 2016
Special Offer: 20% Off select performances in zones 1-4 only.
About the PerformancePropelled by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, this soaring story captures the awe and expectation of the night before Christmas when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. As the colossal tree shoots skyward and snowflakes blanket the stage, the journey glides into a radiant Land of Enchantment brimming with virtuosic dances from faraway lands.  Set in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh, this holiday tradition resounds with more than 150 dancers, radiant scenery, astounding magic tricks and new surprises each season. Choreography/Staging: Terrence S. Orr. Music: P.I. Tchaikovsky, Costumes/Scenery: Zack Brown.

Pittsburgh CLO
Event: A Musical Christmas Carol
Location: Byham Theater
Promotional Dates: December 9-23, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale. Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public + half-price tickets for children ages 3-14.
About the PerformanceWe’ve taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood.  Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a remarkable CLO 25th anniversary holiday production of A Musical Christmas Carol.  With dazzling special effects, holiday charm and ticket prices even Scrooge would approve of, this Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate all the tradition of the season.

Pittsburgh Opera

Event: La traviata
Location: Benedum Center
Promotional Dates: October 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.October 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.
Special Offer: 20% Offer select performances
About the Performance
Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata – the fallen woman- is a compelling tale of love, intrigue, money and power in 19th century France.  La traviata tells the heart wrenching story of courtesan Violetta Valéry, played by Pittsburgh favorite Danielle Pastin, last seen here in 2015’s Cosi fan tutte.  Like so many of Verdi’s works, La traviata explores grand themes through intimate family drama. Alfredo Germont – played by Cody Austin in his Pittsburgh Opera debut – wins Violetta’s love and his father’s displeasure. His father, going behind Alfredo’s back, coerces Violetta into breaking up with Alfredo because their relationship threatens his daughter’s engagement and his family’s reputation.  Violetta will not disclose his father’s role in their breakup, so Alfredo erroneously believes she loves someone else. He publicly denounces her, leaving them both grief-stricken. Will they reconcile before it’s too late?  From the rousing “Brindisi” drinking song to touching arias, La traviata’s singing and music are sure to delight.  Music Director Antony Walker conducts the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Chas Rader-Shieber directs.

Pittsburgh Public Theater
Event: The Second City in Free Speech! (While Supplies Last)
Location: O’Reilly Theater
Promotional Dates: August 26 & 27, 2016 
Special Offer: 30% Off select performances; (Sat. August 279:00 p.m. performance only applies.) 
About the PerformanceThe legendary Second City returns with this hilarious show skewering the nation's current state of electoral insanity.  Enjoy political satire made famous by alums including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and Keegan-Michael Key, as well as brand-new scenes, songs, and improv, all performed by The Second City's best and brightest young comedians.

Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraEvent: Highmark Holiday Pops
Location: Heinz Hall
Promotional Dates: December 10, 17 & 18 at 8:00 p.m..; and December 17, 2016 at 8pm
Special Offer: 50% Off select concerts
About the PerformanceShare Pittsburgh's favorite holiday musical tradition with family and friends, and thrill to the spectacle of the season. It's a sparkling celebration. And yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus!  Artists: Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor,Capathia Jenkins, vocalsThe Mendelssohn Choir of PittsburghThree Rivers Ringers, directed by Nancy Lutz,Christopher Sanders, special guest.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Event: Peter and Paul
Location: Benedum Center
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Special Offer: 30% Offer, Price Levels B/C/D
About the Performance
The legendary and award-winning folk artists, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (from music group Peter, Paul and Mary) reunite to perform their timeless classics for one special evening. No American folk group lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary.  During their legendary career, the trio won five Grammy®Awards, produced 13 top 40 hits of which six ascended into the top 10, and earned eight gold and five platinum albums.  The group's message is that their music belongs to everyone.  
Event: A Christmas Story The Musical, part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series
Location: Benedum Center
Dates: November 22-27, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the PerformanceA Christmas Story, The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a double-dogdare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish. Chock-full of delightful songs and splashy production numbers, A Christmas Story, The Musical has proudly taken its place as a perennial holiday classic for the whole family. The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” A Christmas Story, The Musical premiered on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical.

Event: Cheers Live on Stage, part of the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series
Location: Heinz Hall
Dates: December 27, 2016-January 1, 2017
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the Performance
Take a break from all your worries. Go where everybody knows your name. Join Sam, Diane, Coach, Carla, Cliff and Norm onstage as they play out the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy® Award-winning classic hit TV series in Cheers Live on Stage.  
A classic comedy performed in two acts, Cheers Live on Stage will feature the interior of the iconic neighborhood bar, where drinking all day is the Norm!  Audiences will get to laugh along with Carla, Coach, Cliff and Norm, as Sam “Mayday” Malone and Diane “Buzzkill” Chambers meet for the first time, share a first kiss and a first fight!   A special VIP package will allow patrons to get in on the action and join the cast up on stage pre-show for a photo and a beer.  Cheers, ranked one of TV Guide’s “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” aired for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993.  It garnered top 10 ratings for seven of its eleven seasons and often earned the number one ranking in the weekly Nielsens.   The show received 26 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.  The live show adaptation will be brought to life on-stage by Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment.

Event: Cirque Dreams HolidazeLocation: Benedum Center
Dates: December 29 & 30, 2016
Special Offer: Pre-sale.  Buy tickets before they go on sale to the public.
About the Performance
Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday extravaganza. Not to be missed…this circus-like holiday stage spectacular features ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. With over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is the greatest variety show on the planet!
Event: Pilobolus
Location: Byham Theater
Dates: February 10 & 11, 2017
Special Offer: Save $10, Price Levels A/B/C
About the Performance
The name “Pilobolus” is synonymous with inventive, groundbreaking work. In signature style, Pilobolus does it once again with the intimate and imaginative full-length work, Shadowland.  Possessing the fluidity of an unsettling dream, a young girl’s surreal world comes to life in this provocative dance drama. Shadowland transports audiences to her room in the thick of night, where the fantastical power of the dark unleashes a fantasy world in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways. The first theatrical event of its kind, Shadowland is a dance hybrid spiked with shadow theater, a bawdy circus with bold visual elements. With Shadowland, Pilobolus exposes an off-beat coming of age story that is both dramatic and comedic.

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @downtownpitt and “like” us on Facebook. 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit
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About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Dreamweaver Marketing News, Story of Hidden Love Transcending Cultural Differences

Contact: Aja Jones
412-281-3973 ext. 224
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Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA
is written in the stars July 26-31

The timeless story of forbidden love to make
Pittsburgh CLO debut at the Benedum Center!
Pittsburgh, PA ∙ July 15, 2016 – A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical featuresHAMILTON’s own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway’s Mark Evans as Radames.
Two strangers peruse a museum exhibit and are suddenly transported to Ancient Egypt where they meet as Aida, an enslaved Nubian princess, and Radames, an Egyptian soldier betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter. Radames and Aida’s forbidden love becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. As their epic story draws to a close, our pair of strangers resume their visit to the museum where they find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other. The unforgettable Grammy Award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice features soaring ballads including Billboard hit “Written in the Stars.”

Kathryn Boswell (Amneris)
 is making her Pittsburgh CLO debut. Most recent credits: Gigi (Broadway, Kennedy Center), First Daughter Suite (Sundance Institute), Play it by Heart (Human Race Theatre Company) and Les Misérables (Music Theatre of Wichita). TV: High Maintenance (HBO).

Mark Evans (Radames) is also joining Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. U.S: The Fix - Signature Theatre, The Book Of Mormon - First National Tour (2014 Helen Hayes nom.). West End: Ghost The MusicalWickedHigh School Musical and Spamalot. U.K./Regional Tours: Oklahoma!The Rocky Horror ShowSeven Brides For Seven Brothers and Cinderella. TV/Film: The Tower Of SilenceDead HungryLake Placid 3 and Eurovision Your Country Needs You. Workshops: Anastasia. Concert: Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai), Chess In Concert (Royal Albert Hall). Recording: “The Journey Home & The Journey Home Deluxe Edition” (solo albums). Author: Secrets Of Stage Success.

Monteze Freeland (Amonasro) has worked with the Arena Players, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, Kuntu Rep (Radio Golf), Pittsburgh Playwrights (The Piano Lesson), City Theatre, Quantum Theatre (The Electric Baby) and many more in the Pittsburgh region. He is also the Artistic Director of The LAB Project. Freeland is a new member of Actors’ Equity.

Jeffrey Howell (Pharaohreturns to Pittsburgh CLO after appearing in shows such as: Damn YankeesMan of La Mancha, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the RainSunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ SuperstarJekyll and Hyde, A Musical Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Beauty and the Beast, Bells are Ringing, Pajama Gameand The Most Happy Fella.  He was also seen at the REP in Choir Boy and Souvenir. Other credits include Candide, Tigers Be Still,Chicago and Tribute to Lerner and Loewe with Marvin Hamlisch and the PSO.

Fred Inkley (Zoser) joins Pittsburgh CLO again after appearing inLes Misérables (Valjean).  Broadway: Les Misérables (Valjean),Annie (Drake, FDR, Bert Healy), The Addams Family (Lurch, Mal Beineke), Company, Lincoln Center (Vocal Minority), A Tale of Two Cities (Stryver), The Boys from Syracuse (Sergeant),The Nutty Professor (Murray and Maury) and Birdland. Tour: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Beauty and the Beast (Beast) and Les Misérables (Valjean). Regional: Ever After (Auguste), Paper Mill Playhouse, Les Misérables (Valjean), North Shore Music Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll, Hyde), Ritz Theater, Boston Pops Guest Artist. He is a member of Actors’ Equity.


Emmy Raver-Lampman (Aida) appears with Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. Broadway credits include: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast), A Night With Janis Joplin (Original Broadway Cast), Jekyll & Hyde and Hair. National Tour: Wicked (Elphaba standby). Other Favorites: The SpongeBob Musical (Pre-Broadway Chicago Production), Children of Eden (APAC).  She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.

Lamont Walker II (Merebis currently a senior at Point Park University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Other Credits include: Bill Hanney's Theatre by the Sea's West Side Story andThe Buddy Holly StoryA Lesson Before Dying (Jefferson) with Primestage, Choir Boy (AJ) with The Pittsburgh REP, Pittsburgh Playwrights, and others.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is complete with a talented ensemble, including Cameron Amandus, Christopher Campbell, Ryan Cavanaugh, Gerald Caesar, Ixchel Cuellar, Mike Greer, Mya’la Herrold,  Justin Lonesome, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Billy Mason, Mara Newbery, JJ Niemann, Emily Nies, Kate Margalite, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Taylor Kellas Warren and Ross Yoder.

Barry Ivan (Director; Choreographer)
 has directed numerous productions for Pittsburgh CLO including The Wedding Singer, Sunset Boulevard, Company, A Little Night Music, Footloose, The Full Monty, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Les Misérables. National and international credits range from directing at the German State Opera to directing at Yale. His productions of The Full Monty and Hairspray received IRNE awards for Best Musical and he received IRNE nominations as Best Director for Nine and Les Misérables. Mr. Ivan directed the US premiere of Dracula, A Chamber Musical and is slated to direct the world premiere of Jeff Stolzer’s comedy-drama Power Plays. Mr. Ivan is currently producing and developing multiple projects for the stage and television.

Tom Helm (Music Directorreturns for his 21st season with Pittsburgh CLO. His theater credits include the Broadway productions of SouvenirLes MisérablesMe and My GirlCATSand Brigadoon. He has also contributed his talents to television programs such as Crazy For You and the Today Show. Mr. Helm has conducted at Radio City Music Hall, Paper Mill Playhouse and many other regional and national theaters.

Paul Miller (Lighting Designer) returns to Pittsburgh CLO where he previously lent his talents to Legally Blonde.  Broadway:Amazing Grace, Legally Blonde, Freshly SqueezedLaughing Room Only; Irma La Douce, Where’s Charley?, Lost in the Stars, Of Thee I Sing and Music in the Air (Encores).  Off-Broadway: Out Of The Mouths Of BabesClinton The Musical, Lucky Guy, Nunsense,Vanities The Musical, Waiting for GodotAddicted and Balancing Act.  Regional: Stratford Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Bay Street, Lookingglass and Goodspeed. Tours: Elf, Shrek the MusicalStorytime Live, Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, Nunsense, Scooby Doo andThe Sound of Music. Television: Live from Lincoln Center; “New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square.”

With stirring music and an eloquent book, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA follows the same story of conflict and timeless love chronicled in the 19th century opera of the same name by Giuseppe Verdi.
The musical first astounded audiences with its Broadway premiere in March of 2000.  The production continued to inspire New York audiences until 2004 when it closed after nearly 2,000 performances.  Following its Broadway run, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA hit the road with multiple National Tours, international productions and regional theater performances across the country.
It won four Tony Awards® including Best Original Score and a Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album. Contemporary musical legend and composer Elton John recorded the musical’s showstopper “Written in the Stars” with LeAnn Rimes, which topped the Billboard adult contemporary music charts.

Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang (Book)
wrote the book for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA. The creative team collaborated in the midst of successful individual careers.  Woolverton’s notable credits include script-writing for Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast, which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture.  She also co-wrote the script for Disney’s The Lion King and Homeword Bound: The Incredible Journey.   Robert Falls is a Broadway director and writer whose work includes Death of a SalesmanThe Speed of Darkness andChinglish, among many others.  Falls has won the Tony Regional Theatre Award and a Tony for Best Direction for Death of a Salesman. David Henry Hwang is a critically acclaimed playwright and opera librettist best known for writing M. Butterfly, for which he won a Tony Award®, Drama Desk™ Award and Outer Critics Circle™ Award. Other notable credits include Disney’s Tarzan,Golden ChildYellow FaceChinglish1000 Airplanes on the Roof,An American Soldier and Dream of the Red Chamber.
Elton John (Musicis the musical genius behind Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, among many of today’s contemporary classics and biggest hits.  He has earned 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums, sold more than 250 million records and holds the record for largest selling single of all time. He has toured the world since 1969 with the Elton John band. John’s compositions for 1994 Disney animation film The Lion King won an Academy Award® for Best Original Song.  In 1998, he composed for The Lion King on Broadway which won six Tonys. In 2000 he won the Tony Award® for Best Original Score for AIDA. John also wrote for Billy Elliot the Musical, which won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Musical.  Additionally, John has earned five Grammy® Awards.

Tim Rice (Lyrics) is one of the most accomplished lyricists and librettists of today.  His work spans multiple genres, decades and has been recognized with a myriad of awards.  His collaborative work with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Jesus Christ Superstar earned him international fame as well as a Tony nomination for Best Original Score. The pair again achieved greatness with Broadway hit Evita which won a Tony Award® for Best Book of a Musical. In 1982, Rice’s contributions to Broadway sensation Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat garnered Tony nominations for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. Following Joseph, Rice lent his talents to Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast.Subsequently, he worked on Blondel and Chess. Rice collaborated with Elton John for the Disney movie and later stage adaptation ofThe Lion King. He also wrote for the Disney animated film Aladdin, which also appeared on Broadway and earned a Tony nomination for Best Original Score. Additionally, Rice has won three Academy Awards®, three Golden Globes® and a Grammy®.
Performance Schedule for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA
TuesdayJuly 268 p.m.
WednesdayJuly 278 p.m.
ThursdayJuly 288 p.m.
FridayJuly 298 p.m.
SaturdayJuly 302 p.m. and 8 p.m.
SundayJuly 312 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are available online at, by calling 412-456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Tickets start at $25. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exclusive discounts and specialty packages. Call our Group Sales Hotline at 412-325-1582 for more information. Visit for further information.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dreamweaver Marketing, Call for Nominations, 2016 Racial Justice Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        
CONTACT:  Chaz Kellem
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh

Know an individual, company, or organization that is committed to eliminating racism?
Nominate them for a 2016 Racial Justice Award!

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 8, 2016): YWCA Greater Pittsburgh seeks socially conscious individuals, companies, and organizations who encourage social justice, promote institutional transformation, and enhance racial equity in their community, field, or organization. Visit to submit your nomination for the 2016 Racial Justice Awards before the July 27th deadline.

The YW’s Racial Justice Awards seeks to recognize those who contribute to a society in which all people receive equal treatment and have equal access in the workplace, public services, justice system, classroom, and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh community. Over the past two decades, YWCA has recognized more than 100 community leaders who have made substantial commitments to racial equity. 

“In honor of the 25th Racial Justice Awards, we look forward to inviting back and recognizing all past awardees at this special Silver Celebration.” says Chaz Kellem, Senior Director, Advocacy for Race and Gender Equity. 

We invite nominations from individuals, businesses, professional groups, or neighborhood and community organizations in the following eight categories: Arts, Community Engagement, Business & Professional Services, Education, Faith, Health, Public Service & Safety and Youth Achievement. Awardees will be selected by YWCA’s 2016 Racial Justice Awards Selection Committee. This diverse group of professionals will represent leaders across the eight award categories.

Awards will be presented at the 25th Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 6:30 PM. The Omni William Penn Hotel on 530 William Penn Place will host the event.

Proceeds from the dinner will help improve the lives of thousands of Pittsburgh area women, girls, families, and marginalized communities served by the YW. For sponsorship opportunities or other additional information, call 412-555-1270 or visit

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We envision a community that advances education, opportunity, and equity regardless of gender, race, or background. For more information about YW programs and services, visit or call 412-391-5100.


About this Blog:  Dreamweaver Marketing Associates provides this blog as a service to the community, friends, clients and business associates.  Feel free to use this blog as a resource and also to send in your press releasesDreamweaver Marketing Associates is a full service marketing company that specializes in online and digital branding.  For additional information you can contact the host of this blog, Joanne Quinn-Smith at 412-444-5197.Podcasts that come under the umbrella of Dreamweaver Marketing are PositivelyPittsburghLive, TheTechnoGrannyShow ,MondayMorningMarketeer and AuthorAuthorShineOutLoud.