Pittsburgh Says “No More” to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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Fourth Annual Public Signing Ceremony will take place at U.S. Steel Tower Plaza on June 14

Thursday, June 14, prominent business, civic and community leaders and public officials will lend their voices to the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault at the fourth annual pledge signing ceremony in downtown Pittsburgh.

During the rally, these leaders will recite and sign a pledge to end gender violence at U.S. Steel Tower plaza, a new location for the annual observance. Groups of employees from several companies, including UPMC, Koppers and Ernst & Young, will also participate in the ceremony.

The public event is hosted by Southwest PA Says No More, an initiative supported by FISA Foundation, The Heinz Endowments and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.


Thursday, June 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
US Steel Tower Plaza, 600 Grant Street, Pittsburgh
(If it rains, the event will be held in the upper lobby of US Steel Tower.)


12:00 p.m. Welcome by Emcee
Sally Wiggin, WTAE-TV

12:05 p.m. Opening Remarks
Bob Nelkin, United Way of Southwestern PA
Kristy Trautmann, FISA Foundation
The Honorable William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

12:15 p.m. Supporting survivors
Rhonda Fleming, Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Mike McClaine, Aspirant

12:25 p.m. Engaging young people in conversations about prevention
George Fleming, Allegheny Family Network

12:30 p.m. Speaking out against abusive behaviors
Paul Mulbah and an athlete from Robert Morris University

12:35 p.m. Public Recitation of the pledge 

12:40 p.m. Signing Ceremony with VIP signers, including:
Leroy Ball, Koppers
Stephen Christian-Michaels, Wesley Family Services
Sean Coleman, Chatham University
Dan Debone, Port Authority of Allegheny County
Elliot Dinkin, Cowden Associates
Jason Flowers, East End Cooperative Ministry
José Garth, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
Richard Harshman, Allegheny Technologies Inc.
Leon Hoffman, Ernst & Young
Chaz R. Kellem, YWCA
Bruce A. Kraus, Pittsburgh City Council
Frederick A. Massey, Jr., Family Links
Robert McCutcheon, PricewaterhouseCoopers
David Meadows, Carlow University
Greg Peaslee, UPMC
John R. Pischke, Allegheny County Jail
Robert Scherrer, North Allegheny School District
Brian Schreiber, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Rich Schubert, Auberle
Paul Siefken, Fred Rogers Productions
Elio Wade, Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Division, Temple Hills Maryland

12:50 p.m. Public signing of the pledge continues

For more information or to RSVP, click here.

This event is part of a statewide campaign, an opportunity for men to take action and be part of the solution. The Father’s Day Pledge PA campaign is organized by Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), PA Says No More, and Southwest PA Says No More.

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