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City Steps, City Immigrants video to be screened at CLP - South Side


Last updated 9/25/2019 at 9:20pm

Steppin Stanzas, a grant-awarded poetry project celebrating Pittsburgh's public stairways, has produced a short video, "On the Way Up: City Steps, City Immigrants," which honors early immigrants who built the city's public stairways, those who care for them, and new immigrants to Pittsburgh who have made the city their home.

"City Steps, City Immigrants" will be screened on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1 -3 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of PittsburghSouth Side, 2205 E. Carson Street.

The video features original poetry and performances by cofounders Paola Corso and Andy Edwards along with guest artists belly dance artist Sahra DeRoy, percussionist Koku Kuwanu, poet Christine Telfer, and performers Maria Laranginho and Keiko Maeda. Emmy-winning documentarian and producer Michael DiLauro directed.

It was filmed on Oakley Way Mosaic Steps during the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association's Pittsburgh StepTrek. 

After the screening, Steppin Stanzas will hold a panel discussion with artists and several guest speakers who appear in the video, such as author Bob Regan and neighborhood steps activist, Joe Balaban, and Feyisola Akintola of Welcoming Pittsburgh.

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the library at 412 431-0505 or email Paola Corso at


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