Social Justice Innovation Weekend
The Social Innovation Challenge will take place over the President’s Day Weekend, Feb 16-19. Anyone can pitch an idea for making Pittsburgh a more equitable, inclusive community and will work for 2 days developing a product and pitch with Mentors from various backgrounds, culminating in the Social Justice Innovation Weekend Showcase to compete for prizes.
Friday – 6-9pm, Dinner, Keynote Speaker: Majestic Lane, Idea Pitches, and Team Formation
Saturday – 8a-9p, Full Day of Work
Sunday – 8a-9p, Full Day of Work, 9-11a, Volunteering!
Monday – 7-9p – Final Presentations
Friday will be a dinner at the Repair the World Workshop where anyone can pitch an idea for making Pittsburgh a more equitable, inclusive community and teams will be formed from the attendees. There will also be a keynote address by Majestic Lane, the City of Pittsburgh’s Deputy Chief of Neighborhood Empowerment. Saturday will be a full day of work at Alpha Lab Gear and Repair the World, Sunday is an hour long volunteer opportunity packing food for the Jewish Relief Agency at Repair the World followed by project work and pitch perfection. Monday evening will be the final showcase at 6024 Broad St in front of judges and a live audience. Tickets are free and all are welcome and encouraged to participate!