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Made Local with Leon Ford, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh PA

May 18 2023
Made Local with Leon Ford, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Leon Ford, author of An Unspeakable Hope, on left. Cover of An Unspeakable Hope on right.

Made Local lecture with Leon Ford, author of An Unspeakable Hope

An Unspeakable Hope by Leon Ford is an unforgettable and stirring memoir in the vein of Free CyntoiaJust Mercy, and The Sum of Us that both inspires and upends our understanding about the future of policing in the United States.

In 2012, nineteen-year-old Leon Ford was shot five times by a Pittsburgh police officer when racially profiled during a traffic stop. Waking in the hospital, he faced two life-changing realities: he was a new father, and he was paralyzed from the waist down.


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Carnegie Lecture Hall

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pay Parking
Parking for the Carnegie Music Hall and the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall is available at the Carnegie Museums in Oakland.
The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The entrance is located at the intersection of S. Craig Street and Forbes Avenue.
Parking for most events is $6 for the whole evening. Pay stations that take credit cards are located at the exit gates, in the Carnegie Museum of Art (near the Carnegie Cafe’s first floor restrooms), and in the Portal Entry.
For Ten Evenings the parking is cash-only, pay upon entry, to ease the traffic flow when leaving the lecture.
Free Parking
There is free street parking in the City of Pittsburgh after 6 p.m. Please note that this does not apply to private lots, such as the ones owned by CMU.
You can check the on-street parking meters to confirm that you are in a location where parking is free after 6 p.m.


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    • Wheelchair Access

ASL interpreter available upon request.

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