by Craig Juntunen
I woke up this morning right next to the University of Pittsburgh. Ron’s hotel was downtown and the only place he could find to park the bus—even at 3 in the morning, which was our arrival time—was a lot in the campus.
After a couple of cups of coffee, I decided Ron had offered me a perfect opportunity for a walk. So I went out to see what the University of Pittsburgh looks like. For the record: pretty cool place.
It was a great way to connect to the energy of the college town and how influential University aged students can be in a social movement. If we are going to maximize the potential of the UN-STUCK movement we are going to have to find a way to get the university community not only connected, but committed.
We had a good crowd tonight and the Q&A was very interesting. I learned that Pittsburgh is one of the leading philanthropic cites on a per capita basis in our country. That does not surprise me, as tonight I met many decent people who now, after watching STUCK, want to help.
Tomorrow we have a night off, the first time that has happened in 21 days. I had such a good time in Pittsburgh we decided just to stay put tonight and will hang around in the morning before we drive to Rochester for Sunday’s screening. I might just take one more walk through the University before we head out, and if it is like the walk I took this morning, it will give me plenty to think about.