CLAS Weekly Digest (May 12, 2021)

CLAS Weekly Digest (May 12, 2021)

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O massacre dos libertos

May 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Matheus Gato

O seminário "Culturas Negras no Atlantico (CULTNA)" é uma iniciativa que congrega o Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (LABHOI) da Universidade Federal Fluminense e da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, e o Center for Latin American Studies da University of Pittsburgh.

Neste encontro, será discutido o livro Massacre dos Libertos, de Matheus Gato (editora Perspectiva). com o próprio autor. Evento em português.

No Brasil, o livro está disponível para compra no site da editora:
To register, click "HERE"

Observatorio Latinoamericano:
Viernes 14 de Mayo, 2021
18:30 EDT (17:30 Bogotá)

Colombia atraviesa uno de los momentos más críticos de su historia reciente. Una serie de protestas multitudinarias que lleva más de dos semanas han creado caos en varias ciudades. El gatillo de la situación actual fue el anuncio de una reforma fiscal que el gobierno presentó al congreso. A pesar de haber retirado la propuesta y renunciado el ministro de Hacienda, las confrontaciones no han cesado. Este panel propone analizar la problemática colombiana desde perspectivas social, política y económica.

Moderado por:
¨ Lucia Dammert, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
¨ Marla Ripoll, University of Pittsburgh
¨ Miguel García, Universidad de los Andes
¨ Fabio López de la Roche, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
¨ Jorge Enrique Delgado, University of Pittsburgh

Este evento se llevará a cabo en español—Para más información, email:

This series came out of a discussion about what it means to have a given name – names say a lot about who we are, or does it?
Can names create subconscious bias? What is the history of our given name? Does the region where our name is most popular impact how we are perceived? How do social status and laws affect our name? Why is it so challenging to ask someone how their name is pronounced?
This series aims to open a doorway to exploring issues that affect us every day, and that, ultimately, reverberate through the most intimate aspects of who we are. While we will explore basic tools and name etiquette, with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we intend to reflect on what our names say about us, and how they may be used to define who we are. Please join our exploration of a crucial topic seldom discussed.

What is in a Name Series:

  • May 19, 2021, 12:00 P.M.  My name introduction ---To register for this section, click "HERE"
  • Date and time TBA --"A thousand paper cuts: Microaggressions and our names"
  • Date and time TBA -- "What should my name be now?"
  • For K-12 School Visits (Fall 2021  Spring 2022), please send us an email to
This series is sponsored by the Global Hub and the University Center for International Studies (African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Global Studies, European Studies, REEES, Global Experiences Office, Nationality Rooms, and OIS).

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:

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"
 Wills, Trusts, & Advanced Directives
Speaker: Michael Hooper, Esq., Partner
at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
8-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
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  • Alternatively, register via CAST-PA website:
  • 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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