Conference Alert!

Published On September 22, 2011 | By Kymbo Slice | Community

Now here’s a conference worth going to – The Three Rivers Community Foundation‘s Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice. What’s that all about, you ask? A lot. TRCF is responsible for funding tons of area nonprofits and is touted as “the region’s only grantmaker dedicated solely to social change and justice”.

Areas of concentration include Disability Rights; Economic Justice; the Environment; Racial Justice; Women, Youth, and Families; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. According to their website, “Over the past 20 years, TRCF has distributed over $940,000 to more than 260 progressive groups in the region. With a focus on making grants to smaller organizations doing innovative work to address divisions in society, TRCF actively seeks out those working on the ground floor of change.” The fine folks at TRCF are changing the world, and they’d like to invite you to partake in a conference they have coming up.

The conference takes place October 13-15 and is open to the public. It is the first-ever gathering of people and organizations from across Southwestern Pennsylvania – community members and leaders, human services providers and small business owners, union members, grantmakers, filmmakers, artists, entertainers, media representatives, people from all backgrounds and interests – who share a common goal of advancing social justice and change in our region and world. The event features:

-Renowned Keynote Speaker Winona LaDuke
-Development of a five-year Action Plan for Building Social Justice for the region
-Five-day, multi-venue Building Change Film Festival
-Major youth leadership event for 350 young people (October 13)
-7 Pathways to Change Art Show
-Regional Champions of Change Awards Presentation
-Three Rivers Community Foundation Grantee Recognition Event
-Eclectic mix of entertainment
-Internship Fair

This event presents many opportunities for networking and involvement, including tabling, sponsorship, presenting, serving on a discussion panel, and participating in relevant workshops and skill building sessions. Please email for more information or call 412-243-9250.

We think this is worth going to. If you do too, hop on over here to register. Good luck to those of you making a difference in your communities! We applaud you!

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