PIIN 20th Annual Banquet

Sunday, May 31, 2020

PIIN 20th Anniversary Virtual Banquet: So All Can Breathe

The PIIN 20th Anniversary Virtual Banquet “So All Can Breathe” from Sunday, August 30, 2020, featuring keynote speaker Jasiri X of 1Hood Media, was a huge success – thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, and everyone who attended! Did you miss the event? Or do you want to watch it again? You can […]

A City Divided: Race, Fear, and the Law in Police Confrontations

Dr. David Harris On July 26, 2020, David Harris gave a sobering presentation, looking backward and forward into the future, pondering the challenges of Public Safety in our time. We hope you were able to join, but if you missed it or would like to watch it again, you can see the recording of the […]

Community Conversation on Countywide Citizens Police Review Board

The Allegheny County Council is set to consider establishing a Countywide Citizens Police Review Board, PIIN invites you to join us and members of County Council for an important conversation and opportunity to share your input. We need a police review board to establish accountability. Transparency and accountability are critical to advancing 21st century policing […]

PIIN co-hosts Imagine PPS session with the Pittsburgh Pubic Schools (PPS)

On Thursday, February 6, more than sixty community stakeholders joined PIIN and the leaders and staff of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) for an Imagine PPS engagement session held at Pittsburgh King PreK-8. Imagine PPS is a new city-wide initiative working together with community champions to re-imagine how the school district delivers education. During the session […]

PIIN statement condemning Judge’s racist comments and call for his resignation

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) condemns the racist and hateful remarks reportedly made by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Mark Tranquilli. These comments are just another reminder of the depth of racism that continue to plague our nation. In a time where elected officials are having to propose and pass laws banning policies that penalize […]

PIIN Set to Host Local Leadership Training – Saturday, February 1

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) will host a Local Leadership Training on Saturday, February 1 at Wesley Center AME Zion Church, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The training will introduce new leaders to the basic concepts of community and congregational organizing and will cover topics in outreach, civic engagement, power analysis, recruitment, and […]

A Message From Rev. Kolb: Expanding Our Impact!

When I became PIIN’s new President just a few short weeks ago, it was immediately clear that PIIN is at an important time in our development. We’ve made significant progress on police-community relations, reforming our broken criminal justice system, green infrastructure, and improving equity in our public schools, but we still have a lot of […]

Remembering Newtown: Healing and Action, 7 Years Later

Please join PIIN, Moms Demand Action, CeaseFirePA, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and a coalition of community partners as we come together for a healing Memorial to recognize the lives lost to gun violence in Allegheny County this past year (currently 89 people). We will also be recognizing those lives lost at Sandy Hook […]

Activists seek to sway city budget process

“Pittsburgh City Council on Monday took the first of three required sets of votes on some $720 million in proposed 2020 spending, but not before activists challenged the process and officials rose to its defense. The $608 million operating budget and $110 million capital budget don’t include tax increases (a voter-approved parks tax has not […]