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September - October InterPlay Pittsburgh Events



Looks like a busy fall for InterPlay activities in Pittsburgh. A regional conference, an InterPlay graduation celebration, an online fundraising event with a match.



It's Graduation Time! Saturday, October 1st. 


"If you want to change your life, change your practice," is a popular tenet of   InterPlay. And a group of nine women have in Pittsburgh have been doing just that.


They've met together once a month for nine months in daylong "playshops" as part of the InterPlay Life Practice Program. They have been learning that playing with issues can often get you further than working on them. They have been practicing the fun-loving ease of InterPlay and supporting one another to become "recovering serious persons."


Come hear their stories and help them celebrate.

InterPlay Life Practice Graduation

Saturday Oct 1, 2011

5:30 - 7 pm.

First United Methodist Church

Corner Baum, Center and Aiken


To learn more about Graduation Time click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:      



October 4th
10-4-11 Day of Giving

InterPlay Pittsburgh is taking part in the October 4th Day of Giving sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation. From midnight to midnight on Oct. 4th, all contributions made on line at to any one of the 600 non-profit organizations in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties will receive equal prorated shares of the foundation's matching dollars.


We ask that you remember InterPlay Pittsburgh as you contribute to your other favorite causes on this special day of matched dollars. You can rest assured that your donations to InterPlay Pittsburgh go far to bring the power of play to hardworking human service workers, girls at summer camp, women police officers, and to seniors and the volunteers who help them to stay in their own homes.


Funds raised during the May Pittsburgh Foundations Day of Giving enabled the company to participate in the Celebration of Unity, at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 12, 2011, and bring the company and special guest artist, Soyinka Rahim, to the Sarah Heinz House Girls' Away Camp, Aug 3, 2011, and the Mt. Lebanon Village Intergenerational Summer Games, "It takes a village," August 13, 2011. The director and Ms. Rahim also presented an in-service on August 5th, "Playing with Culture," for the staff of Gwen's Girls, and Ms. Rahim presented with LaVerne Baker Hotep at the 2011 National Conference for Black Women Law Enforcement Executives in Pittsburgh.  


Thanks for your support and we hope to see you in person at an InterPlay event soon.  


Sheila K. Collins  

Director, InterPlay Pittsburgh and  

Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players    



October 13 - 15th


Take a look at this regional conference to round up all the organizations and individuals working for noble purposes and common causes. It's going to be an event unlike any you've ever attended.      


Building Change: a convergence for social justice

October 13 - 15, 2011

History Center, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Three Rivers Community Foundation will convene folks in the region who work on seven key issues - Disability Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, LGBTQ, Rights, Peace/Human Rights, Racial Justice, Women, Youth and Families. The hoped-for outcome of the convergence will be the development of a coordinated, region-wide five year Action Plan for Building Social Justice.  


To learn more about Building Change click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:  


Since Wing & a Prayer Pittsburgh Players aim to build communities of people who are connected to their artist within, and to the creative power of play, we're excited to be asked to perform at the convergence of performing artists:  



Troupe 1


October 14th and 15th



Pathways to Change: Performances and Awards


Friday night, October 14th from 7 - 10 pm



And don't miss our Saturday workshop:

InterPlay: Bringing Play and Fun to the Work of Changing the World  


Saturday, October 15, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM     


Ip-Unity group

Come learn InterPlay tools to:

1) help advocates connect through their stories,

2) experience a community ritual that impacts participants and witnesses,

3) measure successes,

4) and insure that everyone, including the community organizers, have FUN!





Sheila K. Collins, PhD 
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