Corporate Pittsburgh Does Diversity

The Downtown Pittsburgh business community is putting on a cultural show: The DiverseCITY Pittsburgh Festival happens at FirstSide Park, Downtown, on August 16-19 -- the end of next week. This isn't exactly ethnic-and-minority-neighborhoods-and-communities-get-invited-to-do-what-they-do-best; the Festival has a Mission Statement, and the mission is about business: "The Mission of the DiverseCITY Pittsburgh Festival is to celebrate the diverse cultures and ethnicities in the Pittsburgh region while enhancing our national image as a city that embraces all." Drill down a little deeper: "The Greater Pittsburgh Diversity Festival is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to promote and pay tribute to Pittsburgh and the surrounding region’s cultural heritage, while enhancing the region’s image, and the strength and growth of local business by attracting visitors to the city."

I smell the aroma of Pittsburgh-as-usual. Still, there will be some terrific music on hand: Buddy Guy - the Wailers - Mavis Staples - Del Castillo. I hope the weather is nice!


2 Responses to "Corporate Pittsburgh Does Diversity"

pete said... 8/09/2007 12:27 PM

Please discuss Steely McBeam the new Steelers mascot. Why can't we let big steel go? What's your perspective as an outsider?

Craig Photography said... 8/09/2007 1:07 PM

I just found your blog today. I think its a great recourse for Pittsburgh. Well done and great writing. I will be a daily reader.

Search Pittsblog

About Pittsblog

Pittsblog 2.0 is written by Mike Madison, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Send email to michael.j.madison[at] Mike also blogs at, on law and technology. Chris Briem of Null Space drops by from time to time.

All opinions expressed at Pittsblog 2.0 are those of their respective authors and of no one (and no thing) else, least of all the University of Pittsburgh.

Pittsblog 2.0 has a motto: "It's steel good in Pittsburgh." Say it aloud, with a Pittsburgh accent.

Comments are moderated.
Subscribe to Pittsblog comments


Blog Archive

Header Background

Header background images licensed from (left image) lemonad and (right image) plaskota under Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 2.0 Generic licenses.


Copyright 2003-2010 Michael J. Madison - WP Theme by Brian Gardner - Blogger Blog Templates,