Black History Month Programming Looks at the Past and Future

Friday, Feb. 28 Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom and Seventh Floor Auditorium Another reception takes place in the Ballroom at 4:30 for those who have registered. The artists’ whose work has been on display all week will be in attendance. Then attendees move up to the auditorium for a performance showcase.[…]

Tour Stories: Pittsburgh musicians share wild tales of the road

Jasiri X, rapper/activist: “I did four dates on the Schools Not Prisons tour, which was sponsored by the California Endowment, and the first date was at the University of California, San Bernardino. This tour was dope for me because the first thing we did was sit down and talk to the[…]

On fifth anniversary of his killing, Tamir Rice remembered

Hundreds gathered here on Nov. 20 to remember Tamir Rice.  Cleveland cops had brutally shot and killed the 12-year-old boy on Nov. 22 five years ago. It happened just seconds after officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback pulled up to see the youngster playing with a BB gun. When Tamir’s[…]

Celebrate the 22nd year of the interdisciplinary arts festival wats:ON?

The annual interdisciplinary arts festival wats:ON? was born in the aftermath of tragedy, but now brings a celebration of art, activism, and culture to Pittsburgh every year. The festival was founded in the memory of Jill Watson, a Carnegie Mellon University alumna of the School of Architecture and later an[…]

Jasiri X Headlining RAED

Arts Ed Collaborative is very excited to announce artist, activist, and 1Hood Media co-founder and CEO Jasiri X as our headliner for Regional Arts Ed Day 2020! Jasiri has spoken at Harvard, the University of Chicago, NYU, Stanford, and elsewhere, and has performed his music at the Smithsonian Institution and the Apollo[…]