“Wonder Woman! Progress of Female TV Roles” (March 2013)

By: Saffie Kamara In recognition of Women’s History Month, Districtly Speaking concluded our series with a month-long discussion on women empowerment. On March 25th, our town hall focused on the progression of female TV roles. Panelists included Shani Simpson, Museum Educator Local Artist & Blogger, Claritza Jimenez, TV Producer, Associated Press and Lauren Allen, Blogger. …

“The District Speaks Holiday Happy Hour” (December 2012)

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Districtly Speaking celebrated the holidays and hosted our 2nd annual holiday business card exchange. Entreprenuers and community leaders were invited to build professional relationships with others. Information about Districtly Speaking was shared including the announcment of our radio show debuting in the new year. See full album …

“The District Speaks Post-Election Happy Hour” (November 2012)

The elections are over! And Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States. Districtly Speaking held a professional happy hour to meet up with supporters and celebrate the results of the 2012 eleciton. It also marked one year of hosting down halls. Business cards were exchanged and an interesting conversation on the relevance of …

“Vote for Me, Pt. 2: Preview to the 2012 Presidential Election” (October 2012)

It’s election time! Americans will head to the polls to vote for the next President of the United States on November 6th. Will we re-elect President Barack Obama or vote for Mitt Romney? On October 22nd, Districtly Speaking held a town hall previewing the 2012 presidential election, a follow-up to our first town hall from …

“The Chick-Fil-A Debate: Super Size Politics” (September 2012)

Comments made by Chick-Fil-A President & COO Dan Cathy sparked nationwide media attention and protests over his views on the “biblical definition of marriage.” On September 17th, panelists brilliantly discussed the politics behind this debate. Some of those topics include the definition of marriage, same-sex marriage, freedom of speech, and corporate and business practices. Steve …

“The Latino Vote & the 2012 Presidential Election” (August 2012)

Who will Latinos vote for in the 2012 Presidential Election? What are the issues that matter the most to the Latino community? Districtly Speaking was pleased to host this insightful discussion on the Latino Vote. Our diverse panel shared personal stories and offered suggestions for ways politicians can appeal and speak to the Latino community. …

Juneteenth: A Conversation About Race, History and ‘The Help’

Juneteenth: A Conversation About Race, History and ‘The Help’ (Pittsburgh, PA) June 24, 2012 Reprinted from: Sewickley Patch Author:  Larissa Dudkiewicz (Patch Staff) – August 18, 2012 Florence Cuspard was 17 years old and fresh out of high school when she began working for a young Beaver family and caring for their 18-month-old daughter. That child is now in …

“The Obama Presidency & Race Relations in America” (July 2012)

Has race relations in America improved, gotten worse or stayed the same since the election of Barack Obama? Are we living in a post-racial society? Panelists during out July town hall tried to answer these questions on the topic of race relatons in a post-Obama world. Before the town hall got underway, we asked our …