5 Candidates Confirmed to Attend Mayoral Debate on March 17

English: Taken 7/31/2011 from an EMB-145 aircr...

English: Taken 7/31/2011 from an EMB-145 aircraft flying from Raleigh, NC to Pittsburgh, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Sunday, March 17, 2012 there will be a Mayoral Debate hosted by the local Pittsburgh Youth and Government chapter in conjunction with The Barack Obama Academy of International Studies (A local Pittsburgh Public High School).   There are just about 2 months until election day and there are now a lot of candidates running for mayor.  This event will be a great opportunity to see the candidates discuss the issues.

As of Wednesday afternoon the following candidates have confirmed that they will attend:

  • Jack Wagner
  • Bill Peduto
  • Micheal Lamb
  • Darlene Harris
  • Jake Wheatley

From the organizers:

A wide range of topics will be discussed during this debate, however, this debate will focus on issues that impact the youth, the young adults in the region, the families of the city, the effect of crime on all Pittsburgh residents, the retention of young adults and families in the city of Pittsburgh, along with many other topics that relate to all residents of Pittsburgh.
This is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT that is being hosted by local high school students on Sunday, March 17th at 1:30 pm in the auditorium of the Peabody High School Building.
Please join the local youth at this debate and become more informed about Pittsburgh’s mayoral election.
Doors open at 1:00 pm on March 17th with the debate starting promptly at 1:30 pm.

Pittsburgh Mayoral Debate
Sunday, March 17, 2013
515 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (The former Peabody Highschool)
Facebook Event Link 


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  • Hi there– Wikipedian/open-culture-buff here. It’s not sufficient to say “Photo credit: Wikipedia” because Wikipedia neither produced nor owns the photo. In terms of actual attribution, it’s no better than saying “Photo credit: the internet.”

    The license of this photo is CC-BY-SA 3.0, meaning you need to use the name of the actual photographer (attribution) and then “share alike”. In this case, the photo (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pittsburgh,_Pennsylvania.jpg) was taken by “phillq23”. You are indeed “sharing alike” by linking back to the photo’s page on Wikipedia, so that’s good.

    For an example of correct citation and sharing-alike of Creative Commons media, you can see how I do it on my blog– for example, here: http://billcprice.com/futureimperfect/2013/03/smartphones-smartfriends-or-smartfoes/

    I cite the creator, use the creator’s name to link back to the original source (effectively “sharing alike”), and specify and link to the specific license under which the photo is being used. That last part isn’t strictly necessary if you’re linking back to the original source of the image, since the source also includes the license, but I always do it because if the original source goes offline, the licensing information is lost forever, putting you in legal limbo.