Pittsburgh's inaugural Dignity and Respect Fall Festival is set for tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schenley Plaza in Oakland.
The Dignity and Respect Campaign began two years ago at the Center for Inclusion at UPMC and expanded into a community-wide campaign the following year. Dawnita Wilson, the campaign manager, says they honor Dignity and Respect Champions "for the work they do everyday."
Wilson says the festival is the highlight of Dignity and Respect Month in the city and Allegheny County...."what we wanted to do this year was really focus on how to bring the community together to celebrate the concept of dignity and respect and celebrate the concept of inclusion as it relates to all ages, cultures and backgrounds."
Wilson says Pittsburgh has made some progress over the last few years in terms of inclusion but there's still a ways to go....."inclusion begins with the core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect."
The festival includes live multicultural entertainment, community resource tables with health and educational information, plus games and activities for children and adults.