CreativeMornings/PGH April 22!

Featuring Sharon Needles

This reviled sweetheart fled the cornfields of Iowa for the dark, exciting city of Pittsburgh, where she paraded on stage like a vampire in high fashion. People thought she was either stupid or possessed by a drag demon until Sharon won season four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” posed for PETA and the cover of Out magazine’s most influential people list, and was honored by the Pittsburgh City Council who declared June 12 “Sharon Needles Day” for her outstanding work as an advocate for LGBT youth.Sharon Needles has since released two full-length studio albums (“PG-13” and “Taxidermy,” both available on iTunes), hosted a weekly horror film TV series, and received excellent reviews for her role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a theater production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She continues to tour - and terrorize - the world with her various creative pursuits.

Join us April 22 at 8:30AM at City Theatre.

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CreativeMornings/PGH March 25!

Featuring Melanie Harrington

Melanie Harrington serves as the first President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a nonprofit economic development organization spearheading initiatives to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse workforce in the Pittsburgh region.  She currently serves on the Boards of Sustainable Pittsburgh; the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership; YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, and Insight into Diversity, a national magazine and online recruitment site that promotes equal opportunity employment. She is also an expert panelist for the 2016 Edition of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks and a member of the Diversity Collegium (an international think tank of diversity practitioners).  Additionally, Melanie serves on the Civic Advisory Committee for the Allegheny County Jail Collaborative; the UPMC Board Committee on Inclusion & Diversity; and Inaugural Penn State Center Advisory Council.  

Join us March 25 at 8 am at the Union Project.

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CreativeMornings/PGH February 19!

Featuring Saleem Ghubril

Saleem Ghubril is a committed and passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs.

In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization that annually provides free home renovations to hundreds of vulnerable seniors, and mentors, educates, and deploys thousands of volunteer youth in meaningful community service initiatives. Saleem led The Pittsburgh Project until 2008, when he assumed the leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise.

The Pittsburgh Promise is a regional economic and workforce development entity that focuses on transforming the quality of education and life in the City of Pittsburgh, and making higher education a reality for all of Pittsburgh’s urban youth.

He is currently the volunteer pastor of the Mosaic Community Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of The Buhl Foundation, Vibrant Pittsburgh, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

February Is Ethics

We navigate the muddy waters of ethics every day. They’re present in everything from the values we define for our identities to how we interact with clients to the principals of engaging with other creative work on the internet. How have ethics, particularly in the creative world, evolved since their philosophical conception? Why do we create these codes of ethics in the first place? When should we examine what dictates our conscience? And what really makes up a solid, moral value system, anyway?

The theme was chosen by the Madrid chapter.

Time — we measure it, we complain we don’t have enough of it, we treasure it with memories. It’s abstract yet we can very clearly see it and we can very intimately feel it. So often we’re asked: what do you make with your time?

December’s theme was chosen by our Edmonton chapter, illustrated by Kelly Mellings, and presented in partnership with FreshBooks. In 130 cities around the world, the CreativeMornings community and speakers are tackling the messy, fleeting, nebulous beast that is time.

Read more here.

Lauren Goshinski is no stranger to work… 

Goshinski is a cultural producer and artist who creates platforms for experiencing emerging music and new media art.

In 2010 she co-founded VIA, a festival and year-round event series that brings together early and mid-career artists and musicians from around the world. She works across a broad network of organizations from universities to museums, galleries, nightclubs, pop-up venues, as well as independent promoters and artist groups to create experiences that reflect the intersection of various local and global scenes.

Goshinski works between musicians, performers and visual artists to create experiences that are custom for particular environments and contexts; she curates and provide creative direction for small and large-scale audio-visual performances, immersive AR/VR experiences, live video, and interactive artworks; and she is part of the all-female collective, dadpranks.

On top of it all, Goshinski is a fellow in the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and staff in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. 

See you November 20, 8:30am at the New Hazlitt Theater on the North Side.

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Ladies and gentleman, what does 6ft 8inches look like in the US Senate race? How about the “shockingly” unconventional and tattooed Mayor of Braddock, John Fetterman, who we’re thrilled to present as our speaker this month. Mark your calendar for Friday, October, 23. 

It doesn’t get much sweeter than this… our September speaker is an amazing, incomparable leader in the arts and education, Mr. Bill Strickland, CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation  >

Join us on Friday, 9/25, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood. Ticket registration opens on Monday, the 21st.

Hey Pittsburgh Creatives - this month’s event will inspire you to get up and take ‪#‎Action‬! CreativeMornings/Pittsburgh is proud to present Emmai Alaquiva, 2008 Emmy Award winner and 2013 daytime Emmy nominee. Through his work in the film, music and radio industries, Alaquiva prides himself on serving the community to his fullest extent, often going above and beyond to ensure that youth in Pittsburgh receive all the advantages in the world.
A special thanks to our partners The Sprout Fund for sponsoring this month’s event. Sprout supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh.
Mark you calendar for Friday, August 28. Ticket registration opens on Monday, August 24.