Events in UCIS

Friday, July 24

10:45 am Sporting Event
Online: How To Tai Chi
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Reduce your stress, find more balance, join us for an online tai chi session with Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh. To register, click here.

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Let's Talk Africa Covid 19: Impact on Education
Location:
Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/91412982142
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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This panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on children and education. UNESCO estimates that over 262.5 million children from pre-primary and secondary school are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures, which translates to approximately 21.5% of the total population in Africa. For many poor and vulnerable children in Africa, schools are not only a place for learning but also a safe space from violence and exploitation. It is also where they have a nutritious meal (sometimes the only meal for the day). If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021 at the earliest, an inclusive learning approach that leaves no child behind, especially in Africa, is essential.

Join us for this timely panel discussion and learn from and share with educators from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania. Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, Silver Oonyu,ZablonMgonja, and Zoubir Benleulmi will be our panelists. What can be done to ensure that education and learning continues for all?

RSVP here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSj3ybhg0dTo1h2hHPDfd4DBDhKApo...

Join us via Zoom! https//pitt.zoom.us/91412982142

8:00 pm Film
Online: Lucky Grandma
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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An outrageous comedy that brings New York’s ChineseAmerican underworld to the (virtual) big screen. The eponymous Grandma (played by veteran actressTsai Chin) tries her hand at blackjack and runs afoul of Chinatown gangs. Part buddy comedy, part heist film, Lucky Grandma is anchored by Chin’s excellent performance, which the New York Times calls
“effortlessly funny.”