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Pittsburgh, PA. – On July 29, 2014, 9:30 am/EST a press conference will be held to promote the National Week of Non-Violence, August 16-23, 2014, followed by the issuance of a Proclamation by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, in City Hall Chambers.

The press conference will be held in the foyer outside the Pittsburgh City Council Chambers at 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219. Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, nationally recognized Washington DC journalist and Chaplain of BW4PC will attend representing Black Women for Positive Change, and the Moderator will be Rev. Carol Milligan, BW4PC Pittsburgh, PA.

The National Week of Non-Violence is August 16-23, 2014, sponsored by Black Women for Positive Change and the National Summit Council, an Advisory Committee. The initiative is endorsed by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, Pittsburgh; Congressman John Lewis (GA), Gov. John W. Hickenlooper, Colorado; Gov. Martin O’Malley, MD; Gov. Jeremiah Nixon, Missouri; Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee; Governor Terry McAuliffe, VA; Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois; State Rep Ed Gainey; Mayor William Euille, Alexandria VA;. Mayor Vincent Gray, District of Columbia, and other Elected Officials. One of the key events is a National Summit on Non-Violence in Washington, DC, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. More information available at www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org

Local participants in upcoming Pittsburgh press conference are: Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant and Rev. David McFarland, Members of the BW4PC Summit Council; Jay Gilmer, Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime; Pastor Glenn Grayson, Wesley Center AME Zion Church; Eunita Winkey, Charter Member, BW4PC; George C. Spencer Sr., President, MAD DADS and Representative of the Black Political Empowerment Project. For more information about press conference contact Diane Powell, 412-302-2952. For information about National Week of Non-Violence, contact Dr. Stephanie Myers, National Co-Chair Black Women for Positive Change 202-347-5566.

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