CLAS Weekly Digest (April 13, 2021)

CLAS Weekly Digest (April 13, 2021)

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Thank you to Everyone that participated in our First Virtual Latin American
& Caribbean Festival.

We had participants from all over the United States, Mexico, Brazil,
Colombia, and Venezuela!

SAVE the Date:
If the University of Pittsburgh and the City of Pittsburgh guidelines allow us to have a safe event, we plan to see you in person on October 2, 2021

For more information, Click "HERE"

by Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
at 5:30 P.M.


The Latin America and the Caribbean Competency Virtual Series is an opportunity for students to learn more about different topics related to this area and connect with the guest speakers outside of the classroom environment. The students will also have the chance of discussing and asking questions regarding the presentation topic.

To register, click "HERE"

April 15, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.

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.

To register, click "HERE"

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:30 P.M.
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.

To join, click "

HEREMeeting Passcode: Latinx

April 16, 2021 at 4:15 P.M.

Flora Fauna and Food:
The Impact of the Columbian Exchange

Cristopher Columbus attempted to find an easier route to India, yet he did not accomplish this goal. What he did do, is set off a chain of events that impacted the cultural identity of various peoples and the relations between them. Join Katie Lloyd as she discusses how food from the Americas affected Afro-Eurasia, and Luke Morales as he discusses the impact of Afro-Eurasian flora and fauna on the Americas.
To register, click "HERE"

The aim of the internship is to involve CLAS certificate student(s) in organizations that work in and with the Latinx community in Southwestern Pennsylvania and leverage the skills and language acquired during their course of studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Internship Opportunities:

Luis Van Fossen Bravo is the Academic Advisor for the Center for Latin American Studies, and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your academic aspirations and career goals.

To schedule a meeting, click "HERE"

For the Course List, click "HERE"

Student Group at Pitt Event:

Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5 pm EST on Zoom  

 Addverse+Poesia Poetry collective

Community Announcement:

To Register, click "HERE"

The City of Pittsburgh’s blue recycling bin distribution program to become BAG FREE BY ’23 features a free webinar presented by the PA Resources Council instructing residents on how to RECYCLE RIGHT.  The 30-minute webinar, taking place through May 2021, spotlights bin use and options for recycling hard-to-recycle items.  


La ciudad de Pittsburgh apunta a funcionar sin bolsas de reciclaje (BAG FREE) para el 2023, mediante la distribución de más de 100,000 contenedores azules para todas las viviendas unifamiliares, dúplex y edificios de apartamentos con cinco o menos unidades. El programa ofrece un seminario web gratuito del Consejo de Recursos de PA, con instrucciones de como RECICLAR BIEN. El seminario se presentará hasta mayo de 2021, tiene una duración de 30 minutos y presenta el uso adecuado de los contenedores y las opciones para el depósito de artículos difíciles de reciclar.


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