Stories from the Hill District to be Shared at Public Reading

Undergraduate psychology students and community representatives will share stories they collected from Hill District residents during a public reading today, Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Voices in the Hill—The Hill as Home: A Public Reading will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center in Gumberg Library.

Students in assistant psychology Professor Dr. Susan Goldberg’s Psychology and Social Engagement class collected stories from adults with connections to the Hill District by conducting group and individual interview sessions.

The students will share story excerpts with residents of the Hill District and Duquesne University communities that deal with trauma, crime, incarceration, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, homelessness, drug abuse and mental health-related issues.

Donations of nonperishable items such as clothing, canned goods, toiletries and toys to benefit FOCUS Pittsburgh will be accepted.

Sponsored by the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research and FOCUS Pittsburgh, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Goldberg at