CLAS Weekly Digest (April 6, 2021)

CLAS Weekly Digest (April 6, 2021)

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Wednesday, April 7, at 3:30 P.M.

The next Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series event, Roberto Simon will discuss his book, "O Brasil Contra a Democracia: A Ditadura, O Golpe no Chile, E a Guerra Fria na America do Sul," which focuses on the role that Brazil played in the cold war and how the Brazilian Military Dictatorship sought to influence regional affairs, including Chile's own anti-democratic struggles. The event will be in English.

To register, click "HERE"


Wednesday, April 7 at 5:00 P.M.

This roundtable is an opportunity for undergraduate CLAS students to hear from current teachers who graduated from Pitt with a Certificate in Latin American Studies about how they arrived at this stage in their career and how they incorporate their knowledge of Latin America in their jobs. The event will consist of testimonies from the teachers followed by a question and answer session. Thank you to the following teachers who will be participating: Zach Rehrig, Sarah Sleasman, Nicole Hartung, Luke Leiden, and Jason Hank. To register, click "HERE"

Virtual Latin American & Caribbean Festival
April 9, 2021

"Come join us and have a chance to win one of the prizes that will
be raffled through the day!"

(Participation is required)
You have a chance to win:
--Empanadas from Tango Truck
--Samba Lessons from Luciana Brussi Constantino
--CLAS Memorabilia 
--Mexico Lindo, Mercado y Galleria de Artesanias
--Gift cards to La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine and Mezcal Bar

Scheduled Events

1:00 P.M. -- Alebrije Workshop
Due to the enthusiastic demand for the Alebrijes workshop, we no longer have kits available. However, everybody is still welcome to join the meeting and activity, albeit, without the materials required.

CLAS, and Mexico Lindo, are proud to present a live, virtual carvig 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. For questions, email: 

4:00 P.M. -- The Americas Trivia

Show your knowledge about North America, Latin America & the Caribbean
To register, click "


6:30 P.M.
The Mole Agent Documentary Screening

(Spanish with English subtitles) 

Sergio's mission is to look after one client’s mother, who is at the facility. It's a job that the stoic 83-year-old will take on with his clear sense of pride, and compassion—if he can just figure out his iPhone first. "The Mole Agent" is an earnest look at old age, and a community full of people just like Sergio.

The day of the film, around 6:20 pm you will receive information about how to watch the film online.

To register, click "HERE"

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
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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"

Sheth International Achievement Awards

JOIN US on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 P.M.
Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members for their contributions around the world. This year we are honored to have two of our outstanding CLAS Faculty members.

Diego Chaves-Gnecco, MD, MPH
School of Medicine

Carmelo Mesa-Lago,  Ph.D.
Economics and Latin American Studies
To register, click "HERE"

To register click "HERE"
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