CLAS Sponsored Events

CLAS Sponsored Events

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Panoramas Round Table: The Impact of COVID-19 on Brazil's Indigenous Population


Friday September, 25 4:15PM
 

While all of Brazil has been hit hard by COVID-19, indigenous people have been disproportionately affected. Illegal miners and other outsiders have brought the virus to isolated indigenous communities that often lack access to healthcare and other resources needed to keep the virus at bay. The government has done little in response, leading to protests by several groups.

Reality Made Invisible: The Plight of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.


Monday September, 28 5:00PM
 

This webinar will be centered around the topic of family reunification, covering the background and challenges undocumented immigrants face when arriving and settling in the US, the strengths they bring and actions that can be taken to better support them.

Speakers:

CLAS Film Series Presents: Mapa de Sueños Latinoamericanos


Thursday October, 1 6:00PM
 

This striking documentary, written and directed by Argentine artist Martín Weber, takes us all over Latin America, from Argentina, to Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and to Mexico. From 1992 to 2013, Weber photographed various people throughout Latin America, asking them to write their dreams on a chalkboard. Years later, he wondered if those dreams had been fulfilled.

Francisco Mejía Mejía: La autobiografía de un campesino costarricense


Tuesday October, 6 3:30PM
 

We'll discuss the book, Francisco Mejía Mejía: La autobiografía de un campesino costarricense, with its editors, Mitchell Seligson (former CLAS Director) and Susan Berk-Seligson (Vanderbilt University). Lara Putnam (Department of History) will moderate the discussion.

Registration is required for this event. Please register here - https://tinyurl.com/yxzbl5n2

The Deciding Vote? The Role of the Latinx Community in the 2020 Presidential Election


Wednesday October, 14 6:00PM
 

Strange Days podcast host & legendary public opinion researcher, Fernand Amandi (along with Lara Putnam, History Professor, and Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs), takes center stage to discuss the changing dynamics of American politics.

For more information, email: clas@pitt.edu

CLAS Film Series Presents: Miriam Lies


Thursday November, 5 6:00PM
 

Miriam, a biracial teen in the Dominican Republic, prepares anxiously for a double quinceañera with her best friend, Jennifer. She has started talking to a new boy online, Jean-Louis, and while they've never met before, she plans to invite him to her quince. But Miriam panics when she discovers her new boyfriend is black. The film explores identity, racism, whitewashing, and teenage friendship and affection.

Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours


Monday November, 16 11:00AM - 12:00PM
 

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours


Tuesday November, 17 12:00PM - 1:00PM
 

Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference


Thursday March, 25 6:00PM - 4:00PM
 

Postponed until March 25-27, 2021

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 25-27, 2021. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival


Saturday April, 10 3:00PM - 9:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh has celebrated Latin American and Caribbean cultures with a full-day festival on our Oakland campus since 1979. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, we will celebrate the 40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival!

Global Issues Through Literature: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande


Thursday May, 20 5:00PM - 8:00PM
 

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 PM. Books and Act 48 credit are provided.

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