Share This Page

Youngest mayor of Compton, Calif., to attend Human Rights Dinner for Pittsburgh NAACP

| Monday, April 28, 2014, 11:06 p.m.
Aja Brown, mayor of Compton, Calif.

The youngest mayor in Compton, Calif., history will headline the 60th Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP.

Aja Brown, 31, will address this year's theme, “Wealth: Affirming the Promise of Yesterday, Creating the Dreams of Tomorrow,” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Westin Convention Center Hotel.

“The Pittsburgh NAACP is excited to celebrate the impact of individual members and the vibrant community we are proud to be part of,” local NAACP president Constance Parker said.

Spokesman K. Chase Patterson said the event recognizes civil rights leaders young and old. Award recipients include Charles Powell, director of diversity and community engagement for the Urban Redevelopment Authority; Cecile Springer, president of Springer Associates; longtime equality activist and civil rights leader Alma Speed Fox; and Sabrina Saunders, recently appointed executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Pittsburgh.

Melissa Freeny, Brown's spokeswoman, said the mayor looks forward to visiting Pittsburgh.

Brown's speech will touch on her background as the child of a single parent and her work with public policy and urban planning.

Megan Harris is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5815 or mharris@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.