City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view a list of all scheduled events, visit the Alphabet City website.
Tayo Aluko: Call Mr. Robeson
Monday, November 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Paul Robeson was an actor, singer, and civil rights campaigner. When he became too radical for the establishment’s liking, he was branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. He was eventually summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee. This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s life highlights how his heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.