- Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya
- 3:00 pm
- WPU Ballroom A
The Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership invites you to attend a celebration in honor of Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya in recognition of her exemplary work and advocacy to support women and girls in Kenya and around the world. Ntaiya is the founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) with the mission to educate girls and end harmful traditional practices including FGM and child marriage. Ntaiya earned her PhD in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2013 she received the University of Pittsburgh's prestigious Sheth International Achievement Award, given to young alumni for their contributions around the world. She was honored with the Global Women’s Right Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation, was recognized by Women in the World as a “Woman of Impact,” and named a CNN Hero. Kakenya was honored with a Vital Voices Global Leadership award in 2008 and as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2010. She was named as one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Shake the World” in 2011, and was counted among the Women Deliver 100: The Most Inspiring People Delivering for Girls and Women. Learn more at kakenyasdream.org
Deadline: The Journey from Pitt to the World: A Student-Moderated Discussion with Alumnae Changemakers
- Molly McSweeney
- 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
- Global Hub
Join two Pitt alumnae for a student-moderated discussion about their journeys from undergraduates to their work in Pittsburgh and Kenya. During this gathering in the Global Hub, you will hear from Founder and CEO of Kakenya's Dream, and 2023 Exemplary Leader award recipient Kakenya Ntaiya, and from Pitt alumna and Executive Director of Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE) Jenna Baron, about how these women's time at Pitt shaped their professional journeys. As we share a lite bite together, you will learn more about important skills for inspiring the next generation of changemakers and how Pitt can help you get there. Register here: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71FZ2nySjZoVzVk
- 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Frick Fine Arts Cloister and Auditorium
Compensation, the first feature by award-winning filmmaker Zeinabu irene Davis (Cycles and A Powerful Thang), presents two unique African-American love stories between a deaf woman and a hearing man. Inspired by a poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, this moving narrative shares their struggle to overcome racism, disability and discrimination. An important film on African-American deaf culture, Davis innovatively incorporates silent film techniques (such as title cards and vintage photos) to make the piece accessible to hearing and deaf viewers alike, and to share the vast possibilities of language and communication. An ASL interpreter will be present at the event and there will be a Q&A/discussion with director Zeinabu irene Davis and screenwriter Marc Chery after the film (moderated by Professor Liz Reich). Refreshments provided!
Lecture Series / Brown Bag: Global Sustainability Part 1: Regional and Global Governance Pertaining to the Preservation of the Amazon Region
- 9:00 am
The University of Pittsburgh and the International Studies Consortium of Georgia (ISCOG) invite you to join the introductory session in an ongoing series focused on development, conservation, and sustainability contrasting dynamics and processes in different world regions. The sessions have been designed to help educators develop and enhance global content complementing their curricula. In addition to learning about thematic local/global intersections, educators will also explore Pitt’s Historical context, Ethics, Language proficiency, Media literacy, Social science methodologies (HELMS) framework for the area, and global studies. This series engages and promotes critical thinking about Amazonia’s current and future sustainability. We will work through approaches to the region’s role in water and food security, clean energy supplies, climate change, art, music, and cultural expressions. This collaborative series is funded through U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grants. Participants will be able to learn about issues related to Amazonia, particularly related to development, sustainability, and conservation. Improve understanding of diversely different and clearly interconnected dynamics that affect daily lives all over the planet. This will allow educators to have resources at hand to teach in their classroom as well as satisfy the requirement of teaching to the standards. For questions, please email email@example.com
- Dr. Shula Mola
- 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
- Cathedral of Learning, Room 332
Activist and scholar Dr. Shula Mola, named one of Israel's most influential women in Globes magazine, will discuss the emergence of Black identities in Israel. In particular, she will consider the role played by Ethiopian Jews in developing Israeli perceptions of Blackness. Dr. Mola earned her PhD in Communications from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and her research focuses on the study of social stratification in Israel.
- 2:00 pm
- Charity Randall Theatre
The University Center for International Studies cordially invites students graduating in Spring and Summer 2023 to celebrate their academic achievements and receive their credentials at the University Center for International Studies’ Graduation Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2-3pm in the Charity Randall Theater followed by a reception in the Cathedral Commons Room. Graduating students should look for their personal email invitations from the University Center for International Studies to RSVP and contact their UCIS academic advisor with any questions about the event. Reception to follow the ceremony.
- 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
- William Pitt Union (rooms TBD)
- 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
- William Pitt Union
This is a yearly workshop hosted by the Center for African Studies to help K-12 teachers incorporate Africa into their classrooms. Are you an educator wanting to diversify the content in your classroom? Are you seeking to expand your students' horizons? This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to bring Africa into your classroom. This event brings together K-16 educators to workshop on teaching Africa in schools. All teachers, administrators, students, librarians, and the public are welcome whether you are an expert on teaching Africa or this is the first time you have even considered it.
- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Posvar Patio, 230 S Bouquet St