CLAS Sponsored Events

CLAS Sponsored Events

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Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness


Friday March, 5 1:00PM - 2:30PM
 

Join us for the third and final installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. This webinar focuses on education and anti-blackness, particularly involving experiences in Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

Panoramas Round Table: Un Panorama de Cultura y Turismo en Yucatán


Friday March, 5 4:15PM
 

Debido a su belleza natural e historia y cultura ricas, el turismo es uno de los sectores más importantes para la economía de Yucatán. Las políticas del turismo se centran en maximizar los beneficios económicos y mejorar el nivel de vida de la gente local.

Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Mexico


Monday March, 8 3:30PM
 

As part of CLAS' Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series, Adriana Miramontes Olivas (Pitt PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department) will give a presentation on "Del Femi-Juvenicidio al Neoliberarchivo: Art, Archives, and the Pursuit of Human Rights - A discussion on Femicide along the US/Mexico border." The event takes place on International Women's Day to remember those women who have been killed. The event will be in English.

Cultura Negra no Atlantico (CULTNA) Discussion Series: Diasporas Imaginadas


Thursday March, 11 4:00PM
 

CULTNA is a new discussion series on Afro-Latin American Culture: "Cultura Negra no Atlantico." As the name implies, it will be held in Portuguese, and will bring together discussion groups based at Universidade Federal Fluminense and Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, in Brazil, and CLAS. The first meeting, on March 11th, will be a discussion of the book Diasporas Imaginadas (Imagined Diasporas), by Kim Butler (Rutgers) and Petronio Domingues (Universidade Federal do Sergipe).

Emerging Latinx Communities Reading Group


Friday March, 12 10:30AM
 

CLAS & the Center for Health Equity co-sponsor this reading group. We will discuss the conclusion of Matthew H. Rafalow's "Digital divisions: How schools create inequality in the tech era". The book chapter talks about technology, play, and discipline and how it plays in different environments. Pitt has access to this book.

Panoramas Round Table Interculturality in Medicine: An Analysis of Botanicas in the United States


Friday March, 12 4:15PM
 

As the Latinx population continues to grow in the United States, the medical system should be changing with it. The use of botanicas is one way of bridging this gap, but they are not without their flaws. While they are generally beneficial to the Latinx community, the lack of communication and cultural competency on behalf of medical providers can lead to bad outcomes for the patients.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/0312khp

Charlemos Series: Avanzando hacia hacia atrás? Elecciones y democracia en Ecuador


Monday March, 15 3:00PM
 

La duodécima conferencia de Charlemos tendrá lugar el 15 de marzo de 2021 a las 15:00 EST. El tema de la conferencia será "Avanzando hacia atrás? Elecciones y democracia en Ecuador." Andrés Mejía Acosta (King's College London) moderará una conversación entre John Polga-Hecimovich (U.S. Naval Academy) y Diana Dávila Gordillo (University of Leiden).

Breastfeeding Experiences: Clinical, Cultural, and Parent Perspectives


Thursday March, 25 4:00PM
 

Join the Nationality Rooms Program and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank for a series of panel discussions on the health and cultural aspects of Human Milk. Also sponsored by CLAS, African Studies, the School of Health and Rehab Sciences, UPMC, the Latino Community Center, and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh.

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


Thursday March, 25 6:00PM - 4:00PM
 

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 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2020. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Alebrije Workshop


Friday April, 9 1:00PM
 

This event is part of the Fall 2021 Latin American and Caribbean Festival Preview. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and Mexico Lindo, are proud to present a live, virtual carving demonstration and painting workshop with renowned Oaxacan artist, woodcarver Armando Jimenez and his wife, painter Antonia Jimenez Carillo. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Mexico Lindo’s owner, Mexican Folk-Art dealer Lisa DiGioia Nutini.

Moving Forward: Human Milk Science and the Wisdom of the Brazilian Model


Thursday April, 15 4:00PM
 

Join the Nationality Rooms Program and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank for a series of panel discussions on the health and cultural aspects of Human Milk. Also sponsored by CLAS, African Studies, the School of Health and Rehab Sciences, UPMC, the Latino Community Center, and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh.

Emerging Latinx Communities Reading Group


Friday April, 16 10:30AM
 

CLAS & the Center for Health Equity co-sponsor this reading group. We will discuss the conclusion of Matthew H. Rafalow's "Digital divisions: How schools create inequality in the tech era". The book chapter talks about technology, play, and discipline and how it plays in different environments. Pitt has access to this book.

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.

https://bit.ly/35WkN0W

40th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival


Saturday October, 2 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!