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We’re partnering with some great community organizations to sponsor candidate forums across the city during this school board election season.  Here’s the schedule so far.  Leave a comment below, and you will be notified if there are any updates or additions to this calendar.  Don’t know which School Board District you live in? Click here and enter your address to find out.

Candidate Forums


Hosts: A+ Schools, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh
Date: May 8, 2013
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Hillman Auditorium, Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15219
Register here:

District 1:

Hosts: African American Leadership Association, The Black Political Empowerment Project and others
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Location:  Pittsburgh Obama, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty.
Details: There will be debates in the mayoral, Pittsburgh School Board District 1 and City Council Districts 6 and 8 races. This is a non-partisan voter education/ mobilization event designed to maximize information sharing that will enable Black voters to make informed choices. Individuals can “LIKE” the AALA Facebook page, post their questions for the candidates and they will be answered live during the debate. For more information, email

Host: Homewood Brushton YMCA
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Homewood Brushton YMCA, 7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Host: Community Empowerment Association, Inc.
Date: May 15, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Community Empowerment Association, 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

District 3:

Host: Hill District Ministers’ Association
Date: April 8, 2013
Time: 7 pm – 9pm
Location: Wesley Center AME Zion Church, 2701 Center Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15219

District 5:

Host: Greenfield PTO
Date: May 6, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Greenfield School, 1 Alger Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

District 7:

Host: Pittsburgh Hilltop Alliance
Date: April 24, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Elder-Ado, Inc. – Knoxville Branch, 320 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15210

District 9:

Hosts: Pneuma Center for Biblical Guidance, Langley K-8 PTO
Date: April 16, 2013
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Langley K-8, 2940 Sheraden Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15204

Host: Northside Leadership Conference Education Committee
Date: April 25, 2013
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: Riverview Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15214