University of Pittsburgh
March 19, 2003

Pitt to Host "Diversity Day" March 31

Contact:  412-624-4147

The Pennsylvania Service-Learning Alliance (PSLA) at the University of Pittsburgh will hold Diversity Day 2003 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31 at the William Pitt Union, Oakland. The event, which requires pre-registration, is open to both high school teachers and students.

Diversity Day 2003 will give participants the opportunity to learn and discuss issues that relate to race, gender, disabilities, nationality, and age. This event also will feature activities that foster a better understanding of social and educational diversity topics.

Maintaining their commitment to civic improvement initiatives, the PSLA will introduce teachers and students to methods by which diversity can be addressed in schools and communities through service learning.

The PSLA is a community oriented training and assistance provider for the Department of Education's Learn and Serve program in Pennsylvania. By integrating service learning with the academic curriculum, the PSLA emphasizes the value of civic responsibility through educational, hands-on activities.

Diversity Day 2003 is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Bureau of Community and Student Services and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Registration, which ends March 23, is limited to 400 students and teachers. Lunch will be served to all active participants, and teachers will receive Act 48 hours credit.