CLAS@Pitt: Weekly Newsletter--October 8, 2020

CLAS@Pitt: Weekly Newsletter--October 8, 2020

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Pitt’s grassroots Hispanic Heritage Month celebration comes to a close next week. CLAS has developed and supported numerous initiatives, presentations and films to coincide with the celebration. We saved a truly special event for next week: on Wednesday, October 14, at 6 pm, Fernand Amandi will talk about “The Deciding Vote .” Vice Provost for Global Affairs Ariel Armony and UCIS Research Professor of History Lara Putnam will join Fernand for a conversation on the Latinx vote in the face of the November Election. Be sure to tune in for what is sure to be a dynamic and insightful discussion based on Amandi’s Public Opinion surveys and his political consulting work on high-profile campaigns.

On a similar and related issue of civic participation, you may know that the Census deadline has yet again been extended until October 31st. The stakes for our decadal population count are high every time. Somehow, this time around it feels more crucial. To reiterate, even if you have already completed your Census forms, please be sure to let others know about the new deadline.

Though the Fall semester has been a whirlwind, the CLAS Cinema Film Series continues, this Friday (October 9) we have another Panoramas roundtable and our series centered on Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America takes place on October 20-23. We hope you stay engaged.

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CLAS Events and Information
Panoramas Roundtables

Friday, October 9, 2020

As the University of Pittsburgh celebrates its third annual Hispanic Heritage Month, let's admire the achievements Latinx at Pitt has made with regards to raising awareness about Latinidad! 

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Charlemos Series: Threats to Democracy in Colombia // Amenazas hacia la democracia en Colombia 

Monday, October 19, 2002

Charlemos was create as a space for political scientists and other academics to discuss the critical social and political challenges facing Latin America today--including democratic backsliding, economic inequality, racial injustice, gender inequities, and a host of other issues.

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Crimes against Humanity in Latin America

Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 2020

10/20: COLOMBIA (Sebastian Cuellar)
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10/21: Central America
(Nicaragua & Guatemala)
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(Pablo Salinas)

(Daniel Urrutia)

Brazil & CONOSUR region
(Carol Proner)
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Octubre 23
(Discussion led by Oscar Edelstein)
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CLAS Cinema


Screening Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020
You must be located within Pennsylvania to watch this film.

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Meet your CLAS Academic Advisor

Meet your CLAS Academic Advisor
Meet your advisor
Stay tuned...
Undergraduate Internship
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CLAS Faculty, Alumni, Staff News & Information

Dr. Mitch Seligson former Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, LAPOP's founder and senior advisor, was awarded with the WAPOR's Helen Dinerman Award 2020.This award honors particularly significant contributions to survey research methodology.

CLAS Faculty and Alumni News:

New publication by Dr. Barry Ames (CLAS Faculty) and Dr. Lucio Reno (CLAS Alumni) 

Persuasive Peers: Social Communication and Voting in Latin America

(Andy Baker, Barry Ames and Lucio Renno)

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For more information and to mark your calendars, visit:

Thu, Oct 8 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Archiving and Preservation Workshop for Hispanic Heritage Month

Thu, Oct 9 | 11:30 AM
Emerging Latinx Communities Group

Mon, Oct 12 | 5:30 PM
LAGOS: Indigenous Workshop

Wed, Oct 14  | 6:00 PM
Town Hall Series #6:
Fernand Amand
i (Latinx and the November Election

Thu, Sept 15 | 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Pintemos Juntos:

Thu, Sept 15 |
HLPA’s Speed Networking Series

Local Restaurants Offer Discounts during HHM!
Take advantage of this great opportunity! During Pitt’s Hispanic Heritage Month, the following restaurants are offering discounts! When you place your order, just mention “Hispanic Heritage Month or Mes Hispano”. More details are below! Apoyemos negocios locales y trabajadores independientes! Estos restaurantes estan ofreciendo descuentos durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana!
This event is cohosted by the Hispanic Latino Professional Association (HLPA).
Hispanic Heritage Month Artifact Showcase
Hosted by HLPA  (Hispanic Latinx Professional Association)
Members of Pitt, CMU, and the Pittsburgh community at-large are invited to submit digital artifacts relevant to aspects of their Hispanic/Latina/o/e/x racial, ethnic, and cultural identity. Allies submissions are also encouraged and welcome Artifacts may include but are not limited to poems, songs, dance, recipes, art, photographs, narratives, and souvenirs. The submissions are being displayed online in the Showcase gallery and on University web and social media channels (with attribution to the artists) throughout Hispanic Heritage Month 2020. Submissions accepted through October 15.
This event is cohosted by the Hispanic Latino Professional Association (HLPA), Office of Diversity & inclusion, and the Center for Creativity.
Submit your artifact today!
Details can be found here

Check out the Gallery! So many amazing entries are on display


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University of Pittsburgh Events, References and Resources
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Pitt Events

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Pitt Events, References and Resources
Racial and Ethnic Equity--Resources

For some time now, Pitt has been working hard to respond to amplify resources related to racial and ethnic disparities. This Summer of 2020, additional efforts and resources were devoted following events that made the urgency of related issues clearer to people around the world. It is then relevant to highlight some useful links to enhance understanding and contribute to an increasingly equitable and prosperous world for everyone.



The Student Emergency Assistance Fund is a joint venture led by the Office of the Provost, Office of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, Student Government Board, the Graduate & Professional Student Government, and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The health and safety of our Pitt community, particularly our students, is paramount.

The fund, to be administered at the direction of the Provost, will be used to provide financial support for degree-seeking students of the University of Pittsburgh with unanticipated and insurmountable expenses related to emergency situations that may result in students facing financial hardship. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students may apply for funds when they experience a financial barrier based on an emergency situation, and when they have exhausted all other available resources.

Community Support

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher called upon the University to acknowledge our role in the response during this time of great challenge… Join us in Pitt’s Pandemic Service Initiative: expanding staff, faculty, and student service; contributing to drives and collections; and forging innovative partnerships. We are rolling up our sleeves.


As part of the Pitt Pandemic Service Initiative, faculty, staff, and students are coming together to meet critical community needs. You can make a difference with even just a small amount of time. Priority needs identified by community partners include care and connection calls and IT support.

Student Service
Faculty/Staff Service 
Drives and Collections


We’re committed to being a University of the community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt students, faculty, and staff are volunteering to provide technology support, well-checks, and a host of other forms of support. 

For community members, this means access to resources and information. 



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The Eduardo Lozano Latin American  Collection and Hillman Library 
Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection

 For more information, visit:

University Library System

Currently, all ULS libraries are closed, but if you have questions, please contact Ask Us or check the Library Response & Resources page for ways the library can still help!

Bolivian Studies Journal/Revista de Estudios Bolivianos

We invite you to review its contents by accessing the corresponding website:
Thanks for your continuing interest in our work.

Los invitamos a revisar los contenidos de este nuevo número, disponibles en el sitio:

Elizabeth Monasterios - Martha E. Mantilla
Bolivian Studies Journal/Revista de Estudios Bolivianos

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CLAS Community Engagement 

CLAS' community engagement programs play a pivotal role in sharing information and expertise on Latin America to educators both at the college/university level and kindergarten through secondary (K-12) level, the professional community, and general public as part of its Educational Public Service (Outreach) mission.

Community Engagement programs are offered throughout the academic year. These include but are not limited to: professional development workshops, study abroad opportunities, faculty development seminars, summer research fellowships, curriculum development projects, school visit program, lecture and film series, resource lending library, list of Latin American Organizations in Pittsburgh, and newsletters, including CLASicos and a weekly newsletter.


UCIS Engagement Website:

UCIS Monthly Newsletter:

To request a club or classroom visit:

To share their needs and feedback about UCIS engagement,

we are encouraging educators to take our Fall survey:

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Pittsburgh Events, Resources for Families, Individuals and Businesses
(not sponsored by CLAS/UCIS or Pitt)

To see the latest events happening in our community, please "CLICK HERE". You will see a list of events by date. 

If you have any events that you would like to add, go to: to let us know what is coming up in the community.

Photo by Ruben A. Campos

Resources for Small Businesses
See the latest information for small businesses:


Idea, Teamwork, Thinking, Working, Agency


  October 31, 2020

For more information, "CLICK HERE".

Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine

(Delivery, Takeout and/or Gift Certificates)

We are creating a list of local Latin American and Caribbean cuisine offerings to support and promote your business. Please complete the included survey to help us identify you and find out what services you offer (delivery, takeout, hours, menu, etc.).

We plan to share this list with other local organizations, and promote it in our newsletter and email list. We hope that you take the time to answer this questionnaire. Thank you!

Click HERE to see the list of local Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine you can order!

(Updated 7/20/2020)

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Higher Education
(Call for papers, training and conferences)
(Academic organizations and resources)
For call for papers, training and conferences: 
Call for papers, training and conferences opportunities are listed by deadline dates and are updated as information is available.



Team, Meeting, Lecture, Group, Team Meeting, Business
Academic Organizations and Resources:

"Click HERE" 

Hand, Keep, Globe, Earth, Continents, Usa, America

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Employment Opportunities
NOTE: In this document you will find the latest employment opportunities available.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you contact the company directly. The employment opportunities are listed from the newest to the oldest.

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Bulletin Board, Stickies, Post-It, List, Business
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