Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dignity and Respect Month Kicks Off


Dignity & Respect Month Kickoff


Ruth Byrd-Smith – Director of Allegheny County Minority Women

Candi Castleberry-Singleton – UPMC Chief Inclusion Officer

Denise Jones – Venango County Chief Clerk and County Administrator

Dr. Patrick Swift – Author, Psychologist, NYU School of Medicine Faculty

Susan Williams – Executive Director, Venango Chamber

Dawnita Wilson – Program Director, Inclusion Initiative at UPMC

Dignity and Respect Champion Awardees

Community Organizations

Thursday, September 30
8:30 am – welcome
9:00 to 10:00 am – program


UPMC Herberman Conference Center
5150 Centre Avenue in Shadyside


The Dignity and Respect Campaign believes that inclusion begins with the core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect. Originally envisioned as an internal UPMC program, the Dignity and Respect Campaign expanded to a community-wide effort in October 2009. Since then, approximately 22,500 people have taken the pledge to treat others with dignity and respect.

County Executive Dan Onorato’s proclamation naming October as Dignity and Respect Month in Allegheny County will be delivered at the kick-off event. Eight recipients of the Dignity & Respect Champion award will be honored. Plans for the first Dignity & Respect Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, October 16 at Schenley Plaza will be announced.

For more information

Stephanie Rex –
412.281.0995 – office; 724.841.2481 – cell
To Schedule an Advance Interview with Dawnita Wilson – contact Stephanie Rex


Stephanie A. Rex
Project Associate
Judith Kelly + Associates, LLC
Investment Building
239 Fourth Avenue - Suite 1811
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1716
412.281.0995 - phone
412.281.0996 - fax

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