CLAS Weekly Digest (April 20, 2021)

CLAS Weekly Digest (April 20, 2021)

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Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:15 P.M.
As a celebration of Earth Day and some of the planet's most vehement protectors, join the Panoramas interns in a presentation of case-studies of Indigenous peoples' relationship with the lands they inhabit. Starting with Prehispanic Latin America with Indigenous agricultural practices, and the impact of early globalization, the presenters frame centuries of land abuse and impact of colonization on aboriginal including:
  • Industrialized agriculture and economic growth pose a serious threat to sustainable practices at The Cerrado, a vast and relatively unknown Savannah in Central Brazil being decimated at a rate roughly four-times faster than the Amazon deforestation.
  • The beef industry is responsible for most of the deforestation as well as the murder and displacement of thousands of Indigenous people In the Amazon, raising serious concerns about its long-term sustainability.
  • Climate change in Latin America impacts Indigenous peoples’ spiritual connection to land, leading to worse mental health outcomes among their communities. The Mapuche, an Indigenous group that live in Argentina and Chile, have been fighting for autonomy since the invasion of the Spanish to the Americas.
  • Afro-Indigenous populations, such as the Garifuna, play a pivotal role in sustainability in Latin America as their respect for the land they inhabit is integrated into their cultural practices.
  • By challenging western ideas and exploring past and current confrontations between people fighting for their land, we are faced with questions about our role.

To register, click "HERE"

Summer Institute for Global Educators

July 26-30, 2021

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2021

The Summer Institute for Global Educators will allow in-service and preservice secondary educators in all subject areas to develop syllabi and lesson plans with enhanced global and regional studies content. Sessions will include the use of film and media, simulations, games, and technology to enhance global learning and teaching.

To apply, 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"

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Pittsburgh offers dozens of noncredit courses each term that are designed especially for older adult learners age 50+. Our members may take as many OLLI courses as they like, participate in events and other lectures, and also have the ability to take several preapproved university undergraduate courses to audit (no tests, no papers, no grades) - all for a modest membership fee. Also, no affiliation with Pitt is required so tell your friends, neighbors, and relatives! Summer term registration has started (all Summer 2021 courses will be online and auditing will only be in web-based courses). Learn more about the Osher program at Pitt:

The City of Pittsburgh is creating an online directory of international businesses to bring visibility and growth to the diverse businesses in our City. We want you to join us so we can celebrate your business! Formore information, click "HERE"

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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