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PITTSBURGH, PA  (September 17, 2015) – Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh are hosting two Deliberative Forums on the My Brother’s Keeper Local Action Plan to provide a more robust way for community members to give feedback on the recommendations listed in the plan.

Modeled after the highly successful Police Chief public meetings, these new forums will give neighbors a chance to learn about the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and add community voices to the planning process.

MBK Deliberative Forum – Larimer

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: The Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

MBK Deliberative Forum – Homestead

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Allegheny County Housing Authority Homestead Apartments Community Room,
Building C, 441 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA, 15120

Each forum will include:

— a brief overview of the My Brother’s Keeper local planning process

— small group discussions of recommendations proposed by the plan

— Q&A opportunities with the My Brother’s Keeper Committee members

Forums are open to every resident of the City Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Youth are encouraged to attend and participate.

Participants are asked to register in advance by calling 412-255-2946 or RSVP online. Walk-in registration will be available on the day of the forum.

In October of 2014, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto accepted President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” challenge, committing to work with local partners to forge long-term and strategic programs to improve the livelihood and development of all young people, especially young men and boys of color.