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  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
Enough Is Enough! Trashed street photo.

[HOME]

  1. Introduction
  2. Open Letter to the Board of Trustees
  3. University's Response to Open Letter
  4. Response to University
  5. YouTube Documentary
  6. Preuniversity Settlers
  7. Oakland Bill of Rights
  8. Declaration of Freedom
  9. Problems
  10. Solutions
  11. Actions
  12. UPMC
  13. PITT
    SempleFest
  14. Jul. '09
  15. Aug. '09
  16. Sept. '09
  17. Oct. '09
  18. Origin of SOUL
  19. WPXI - Group talks trash
  20. National Disgrace
  21. Gratitude
  22. Support Letters
  23. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  24. Pittsburgh City Paper
  25. Media - Broken Trust?
  26. Feb. '10
  27. Jun. '10
  28. Done Deal?
  29. Mayor's Reply
  30. Pitt Fireworks
  31. Pitt Fireworks
  32. Pitt Fireworks
  33. Aug. '10
  34. Sep. '10
  35. Letter to Legislators
  36. Letter to Chancellor
  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  38. A Call for Compassion
  39. WPXI Coverage
  40. Human Dignity
  41. Letter to the Editor
  42. SempleFest
  43. Request for Apology
  44. The Shame of a University
  45. Firebombs Must End
  46. Call To Action
  47. Fireworks Press Release
  48. Shadow on the Lawn
  49. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Article
  50. Right-to-Know Law Testimony
  51. University Impact Aid Law
  52. Proposal University Impact Aid Law
  53. Nordenberg Must Resign
  54. Allegheny County Council Testimony
  55. Time for New Leadership Message
  56. Time for New Leadership Testimony
  57. Class-Action Lawsuit?
  58. Nordenberg Must Resign Paid Message
  59. Time for A New Beginning
  60. Letter to the Editor
  61. Letter to the Editor
  62. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  63. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article
  64. A New Paradigm
  65. In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato
  66. Symbol of Domination
  67. Revised University Impact Aid Proposal
  68. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  69. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  70. Community Objectives
  71. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  72. City Planning Commission Testimonies
  73. Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
  74. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  75. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  76. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  77. End The Shame
  78. Pittsburgh City Council Testimony
  79. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher
  80. Letter to Chancellor Gallagher

Actions Taken

Below is a brief summary of only some of the actions taken by our community to bring about a clean and healthy environment in our neighborhood.

March 13, 2007
Meeting at the office of a Pitt administrator.

April 24, 2007
Letter to Pittsburgh’s Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

June 7, 2007
Letter to a Pitt administrator.

August 16, 2007
Tour of neighborhood streets with a UPMC administrator.

September 13, 2007
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

October 22, 2007
“Enough is Enough”: paid message placed in The Pitt News,
the official student newspaper of the University of Pittsburgh;
Letter to a Pitt administrator.

January 8, 2008
“Enough is Enough”: paid message placed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

January 10, 2008
Article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

February 11, 2008
Meeting with an Oakland councilman and administrators of the University of Pittsburgh.

March 6, 2008
“South Oakland Needs Your Help!”: paid message in the University Times;
Letter to a Pitt administrator;
Letter outlining 20 proposed ideas to end the trash and litter problems in the residential community of South Oakland, given to Pitt and UPMC administrators.

March 19, 2008
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

April 2, 2008
“South Oakland Trash and Litter Problems are Shameful!”: paid message in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;
“Is it Time for New Leadership at the University? At UPMC?”: paid message in The Pitt News.

April 8, 2008
Meeting with University of Pittsburgh faculty members.

April 21, 2008
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl;
Letter expanding (from 20 to 26) the proposed actions to end the trash and litter problems in the residential community of South Oakland, sent to Pitt and UPMC administrators.

April 30, 2008
Letter to Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.

August 14, 2008
Meeting with a Pitt administrator and others.

October 13, 2008
Meeting at the office of an Oakland councilman and a representative of Pitt, and others.

October 22, 2008
Testimony given at a Pittsburgh city council hearing concerning trash and litter problems in our community.

October 23, October 25, October 27, 2008
Emails sent to Pitt and UPMC administrators, to the University Times, and to some faculty members, containing a copy of city council testimony, photos and information about THE SOUL PROGRAM.

October 28, November 2, November 3, November 9, 2008
Email communications with a Pitt administrator.

October 29, November 2, December 2, 2008
Email communications with a UPMC administrator.

November 16, November 18, December 2, 2008
Email communications with Oakland community organizations.

December 16, 2008
Letter to Jeffrey Romoff, UPMC President and CEO.

January 26, 2009
This website placed online;
“Enough is Enough”: paid message in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

February 17, 2009
Letter to Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.

February 18, 2009
“Break the Silence”: paid message in The Pitt News.

February 19, 2009
“Break the Silence”: paid message in the University Times.

February 22, 2009
Letter to Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.

March 1, 2009
Letter to Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.

March 5, 2009
“Break the Silence”: paid message in the University Times.

April 15, 2009
Petition placed online.

April 16, 2009
Letter to Jeffrey Romoff, UPMC President and CEO;
Letter to Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg.

April 20, 2009
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl;
"Supporting the Petition": paid message in The Pitt News.

April 29, 2009
"Supporting the Petition": paid message in The Tartan.

May 7, 2009
Letter to a member of the Pittsburgh City Council.

June 4, 2009
Letters to President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden

July 20, 2009
South Oakland Update

August 12, 2009
Letters to President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden

August 13, 2009
South Oakland Update

September 8, 2009
Letters to Senator Daniel Inouye and Congressman Neil Abercrombie

September 9, 2009
South Oakland Update

October 3, 2009
South Oakland Update

October 6, 2009
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Origin of SOUL

October 20, 2009
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - National Disgrace

October 27, 2009
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Gratitude

November 7, 2009
Support Letters Email

November 12, 2009
Delivery of petitions and letters of support

November 13, 2009
Article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

December 2, 2009
Declaration of Freedom placed online

December 21, 2009
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Media - Broken Trust?

February 2, 2010
City Planning Commission Testimony

June 1, 2010
Letter to the Editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 7, 2010
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

July 6, 2010
Mayor's Reply

August 5, 2010
Letter to Councilman Bruce Kraus

August 10, 2010
Letter to Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith

August 16, 2010
Letter to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

August 27, 2010
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - August Update

August 24, 2010
State Legislators Visited

September 13, 2010
Letter to State Legislators

October 18, 2010
Letter to Chancellor Mark Nordenberg

October 26, 2010
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Call for Compassion

October 29, 2010
WPXI Interview

November 4, 2010
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Human Dignity

January 5, 2011
Letter to the Editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 11, 2011
Oakland Community - Bill of Rights

April 26, 2011
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - SempleFest

July 5, 2011
Requested a letter of apology from Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg

September 6, 2011
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Shame of a University

September 20, 2011
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Firebombs Must End

October 1, 2011
Preuniversity Settlers document

October 12, 2011
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Call to Action

October 15, 2011
Fireworks Press Release

December 6, 2011
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Shadow on the Lawn

December 11, 2011
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article

January 11, 2012
Right-to-Know Law testimony given to Pennsylvania State Legislators

March 31, 2012
YouTube Documentary

July 11, 2012
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - University Impact Aid law

September 12, 2012
University Impact Aid law proposal given to Pittsburgh City Council members

October 17, 2012
City Council Testimony - Nordenberg Must Resign

December 5, 2012
Allegheny County Council Testimony

December 6, 2012
"Time for New Leadership": paid message placed in the University Times

December 27, 2012
City Council Testimony - Time for New Leadership

March 12, 2013
City Council Testimony - Class-Action Lawsuit?

April 1, 2013
"Nordenberg Must Resign": paid message placed in The Pitt News

April 2, 2013
"Nordenberg Must Resign": paid message placed in The Pitt News

April 2, 2013
City Council Testimony - Time for a New Beginning

April 5, 2013
Letter to the Editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 7, 2013
Letter to the Editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 22, 2013
An Open Letter to the Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh

September 18, 2013
Pittsburgh City Council Testimony - Search for New Chancellor

September 19, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article

September 20, 2013
University's Response to Open Letter

September 23, 2013
Response to University's Letter

December 2, 2013
A New Paradigm

December 12, 2013
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review commentary

December 16, 2013
City Council Testimony - A New Paradigm for Oakland

January 9, 2014
"A New Paradigm for Oakland": paid message placed in the University Times

January 30, 2014
New development on Joncaire Street

February 4, 2014
The Pitt News article

February 11, 2014
City Council Testimony - In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Casciato

March 5, 2014
City Council Testimony - Symbol of Domination

May 7, 2014
Revised University Impact Aid proposal sent to
political leaders and leaders of community organizations

September 5, 2014
Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

September 22, 2014
Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

October 10, 2014
Community Objectives

October 28, 2014
Meeting with Chief of Staff Reynolds Clark, Vice Chancellor Paul Supowitz and Assistant Vice Chancellor John Wilds

December 2, 2014
Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

June 16, 2015
City Planning Commission Testimonies

June 30, 2015
Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

July 7, 2015
Pittsburgh City Council Public Comments
- Campus Advantage Development Plan

August 3, 2015
Pittsburgh City Council Public Comments - Campus Advantage Development Plan

February 2, 2016
Pittsburgh City Council Public Comments - 10 Solutions

February 9, 2016
Pittsburgh City Council Public Comments - The Legal Rape of Oakland

February 23, 2016
City Planning Commission Testimony - End the Shame

February 24, 2016
Pittsburgh City Council Public Comments - End the Shame

March 3, 2016
Open Letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher

February 6, 2017
Open letter to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher - Lack of Dignity

September 23, 2017
Open Letter to Chief of Staff Kathy Humphrey - Shameful and Pitthetic

 

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