With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Tuesday, December 3
As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.
This event showcases student research from the upper division undergraduate course, “Afro-Latinos in the U.S.” with Michele Reid-Vazquez, Africana Studies Department. The twenty-one participants will provide visual and textual iterations of the experiences of Afro-Latinxs in regional and transnational contexts.
Based on a range of primary sources, including memoirs, historic newspapers, interviews, and social media, this exhibition will present a powerful narrative of the struggles and achievements of Afro-Latinxs. Examples include the racial acculturation of Cubans and Puerto Ricans who migrated in the early twentieth century; racism encountered by sports figures, such as Roberto Clemente (baseball) and Herbert Lewis Hardwick (boxing); Afro-Latinas’ resistance to colorism and sexism; the invisibility of Afro-Latinxs in media and film; and broader efforts to counter injustice and prejudice.