Media Advisory: Pittsburgh's Political, Religious, Labor Leaders to Honor Mandela

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW), the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention, and other Pittsburgh-area community, human rights, religious and labor groups will join at least 10 other cities nationwide in celebrating the life, legacy and values of the late Nelson Mandela with a memorial service Sunday at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.


Actor, activist and Trans-Africa Board Chairman Danny Glover will be the keynote speaker at the event. Other attendees will include USW International President Leo W. Gerard and Vice President Fred Redmond, Allegheny County Labor Council President Jack Shea, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Mayor-Elect Bill Peduto, former Pittsburgh City Councilman and longtime civil rights activist Sala Udin, as well as a host of other religious and community leaders.

WHO: Actor/Activist Danny Glover will join Pittsburgh-area religious, political, labor and community leaders

WHAT: Memorial service to celebrate the life and legacy of the late South African President Nelson Mandela

WHEN: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2013

WHERE: Mt. Ararat Baptist Church at the corner of Paulson Avenue and Mayflower Street in Pittsburgh's Lincoln-Larimer neighborhood



The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, representing workers in a range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, health care, security, hotels, and municipal governments and agencies.

DeWitt Walton: 412-418-5244,
Wayne Ranick: 412-562-2444.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)


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