Events in UCIS

Friday, February 19

11:00 am Presentation
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:HealTogether CIC
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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HealTogether CIC is a community enterprise organization with a vision for improving access for mental health care services for the Somali community in England and Wales. Anabelle joins us from the UK to discuss starting her own organization to help fellow Somalis in her community after a lockdown and a furlough. She spent 15 years in HR and Talent Acquisition before actualizing her dream during Covid-19.

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring

2:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Talking About Whiteness: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
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Join us to explore how communities are often minoritized along racial lines and the challenges scholars encounter when attempting to bring race and intersectional analysis to bear upon systemic inequality in our region.

2:00-3:30 pm (ET) | 1:00-2:30 pm (CT) | 12:00-1:30 (MT) | 11:00 am-12:30 pm (PT)

MODERATOR:
Roman Utkin, Wesleyan University

SPEAKERS:
Marius Turda, Oxford Brookes University
Lauren Woodard, Yale University
Sean Roberts, George Washington University
Monika Bobako, Adam Mickiewicz University

This event will be recorded and streamed live on the ASEEES Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/slavic.e.european.eurasian.studies/)

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing scholars from underrepresented minorities and/or research on communities of color to the center stage.n.studies/)

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Join the Pitt German Club every Friday at 3PM to practice your German language skills and learn about different aspects of German culture!

Zoom ID: 950 0542 1812

4:15 pm Colloquium
Panoramas Round Table: Disability and Mental Illness in Latin America: Exploring Chile’s Access to Resources
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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The lack of resources for mental health and disabilities in Chile represents a pattern of slow but progressive growth in Latin America. The current health insurance system creates segmentation among high-risk individuals, which has caused an accumulation of people with psychiatric disabilities in the public sector. For those with intellectual and physical disabilities, the country is seeing a shift towards a more inclusive workforce and education system. The quality and quantity of resources is heavily influenced by a long-lasting stigma toward disability and mental illness. While attitudes toward physical or visible disabilities seem to be shifting towards acceptance, more efforts are needed to improve the perception of people with mental disorders.

Bridget Hogue and Peyton Stuart will lead this week's round table. The article will be available to read on https://panoramas.pitt.edu.

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/4jwv3g74

8:00 pm Panel Discussion
Nailed It Panel Discussion with BAS & ASA
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub along with Black Action Society (BAS) and Asian Student Alliance
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The Black Action Society and Asian Student Alliance will be hosting a panel discussion in response to the screening of Adele Pham's documentary, "Nailed It," and expand on topics of Black and Asian American relationships in the U.S.

Registrants for the Nailed It screening on February 16th will automatically receive the Zoom link for the panel discussion.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeamsSa5nxqSAmmsHqIAnQ-tKnaqujm...

This event is part of The Other Colors: African and Asian America, a project generously funded in part by the Year of Engagement.