National Night Out is an annual event that happens in communities across the country with the goal of bringing neighbors, public safety workers, and neighborhoods closer together. On August 1st at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Woods Run branch, North Side residents and their families gathered for a parade, activities, music, and camaraderie.
During the 2014- 2015 school year, SLB, in partnership with Project Destiny convened a group of middle and high school students. While learning about digital audio recording, the group also spent time discussing attributes of role models and identifying adults with a connection to the Northside to be interviewed. With support as needed, students then arranged, conducted and edited the interviews.
Northside Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Allegheny Youth Development. Listen below for each man’s story as well as reflections from the interviewers.
Allegheny Voices is a project that was born of a chance meeting and a casual conversation about Andy Warhol’s love of ordinary discourse. Armed with…