JUNE 12, 2018
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Speaker: Karamagi Rujumba, Director of Public Communications and Advocacy, PHLF
From Pittsburgh History & Landmarks website:
Karamagi Rujumba, director, public communications and advocacy, PHLF, will present a viewing of PHLF recent film, THROUGH THE PLACE. Mr. Rujumba was producer of the program, in which a cross section of leaders in preservation are interviewed, including architects, historians, urban and social critics and leaders of major preservation, civic and cultural organizations. He says that “our story took us across three states, filming important landmarks and places.”
PHLF was founded by a group of citizens who passionately believed that historic preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be a tool for renewing communities, creating pride among residents, and achieving sustainable economic development, PHLF is now recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative and effective non-profit historic preservation organizations.
In THROUGH THE PLACE, you will see the context of how of PHLF started and learn about its work in saving and restoring important buildings in Pittsburgh neighborhoods and its Main Street business corridors. You will see the breadth of PHLF’s education and preservation programs, which enhance the organization’s advocacy for the preservation of historic buildings and structures in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and in America.
About the Speaker:
Karamagi Rujumba is the director of communications and advocacy for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. He coordinates all media and public affairs and represents PHLF on preservation issues at all levels of community and government engagement. He also manages and creates programming for the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, where PHLF is involved in an expansive house restoration and preservation initiative.
A naturalized American, Karamagi was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and grew up in Uganda before moving to the United States. He is a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he studied English and Political Science, and also holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
He was a general assignment, government, and education reporter for both the Toledo (Ohio) Blade, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspapers before joining PHLF in October 2010.