PNC Celebrates Black History Month
At PNC, we believe that diversity initiatives make good business sense. We support diversity and inclusion in many ways, including programs that engage our customers, communities, employees and suppliers. In addition to employee events in Baltimore, Detroit, Louisville, Ky., Raleigh, N.C., and Pennsylvania, PNC commemorates Black History Month with events in:
PNC will sponsor a Black in America Town Hall meeting featuring nationally syndicated TV anchor Soledad O' Brian. The event focuses on uncovering and sharing empowering stories of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity at the Knight Theater at The Levine Center for the Arts in Charlotte. Get hours and information here.
PNC and WVON-FM will sponsor a weekly film screening and discussion of influential African American movies every Wednesday from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 1011 S Delano Ct E, Chicago.
The PNC Fairfax Connection Center will host contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas. Sponsored by PNC, Thomas will hold a series of lectures, exhibits and Blueprint roundtable discussions about leadership, mentorship, and critical social issues in the black community over the past forty years, and how to overcome the challenges faced by the next generation at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the PNC Fairfax Connection Center.
- Harrisburg, Pa.
PNC will sponsor a Black History Month recognition event at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, as well as "Civil Rights in America", a Black History Month program with Jump Street creator and syndicated columnist Robb Armstrong will be held at Forum Auditorium, 500 Walnut St., Harrisburg, Pa., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 27, 2014.
Award-winning author, Anna Lisa Cox, discusses A Stronger Kinship and her new book project, Founding Freedom: African Americans on the Antebellum Frontier. Spoken Word poet Tasleem Jamila also performs poetry from her new book, BLACK BAPTIST MUS-LIM MYSTIC: From the Cosmos.
PNC sponsors the New Public Library annual Black History Celebration. The series of programs recognizes the African Diaspora, and is dedicated to the memory of the late Nelson Mandela. The celebration will include African music and dance, panel discussions, films and a children's program. Get more information here.
PNC will sponsor a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Town Hall meeting at the Fairmont Hotel from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m., as well as the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Awards Banquet, Feb. 20.
- Washington D.C
PNC will sponsor America's Black Broadway: Before there was Harlem, there was D.C. The event will be held at the historic Howard Theater from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Speakers will include Dr. Bernard Demczuk, African American Historian and VP of D.C. Government Relations at The George Washington University. He will be joined by Shellee M. Hanesworth - Producer, Black Broadway on U. Washington's "Black Broadway," attracted some of the biggest names in entertainment, from Duke Ellington to Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday and others.
For more details, please contact the PNC Diversity and Inclusion team.