2013-10-29


Council Member Robinson to be guest on KQV to discuss the August Wilson Center and a Black Agenda

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Council Member William Russell Robinson will be a guest on KQV’s Pittsburgh Profiles this Thursday morning, October 31st, at 9:30 AM to speak about The August Wilson Center and its continued existence as an important part of a larger black agenda.

Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidate, Bill Peduto and other individuals have been recognized by Council Member Robinson for engaging in initial efforts to create a black agenda that would address the concerns and needs of African American citizens of Pittsburgh and of the greater Allegheny County.

As part of that agenda, Council Member Robinson has stated his support for the August Wilson Center and has successfully introduced legislation asking Allegheny County Council to participate in a plan to cooperate with the Commonwealth and other supporting agencies to assist the August Wilson Center. The Sense of Council Motion passed with a majority vote at the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 22, 2013. 

 “The August Wilson Center is a primary example of something that should be at or near the top of a black agenda, such as I have described in the past,” noted Mr. Robinson.  “Allegheny County can be instrumental in preserving this cultural asset, and in attempting to obtain the assistance of the Commonwealth in doing so. 

For more information, contact Council Member Robinson at 412-350-6570.

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