Events in UCIS

Sunday, March 21 until Sunday, March 28

(All day) Festival
Festival of the Egg
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with REES
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The Festival of the Egg is a family-oriented event welcoming the coming of Spring in many ethnic traditions. Celebrate ethnic traditions from India, Romania, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Celebrate with Easter Egg Decorating, Spring Traditions, Easter basket folklore, palm weaving, Easter customs, spring festival of colors, virtual market place and much more!

Tuesday, March 23

12:00 pm Lecture
Climate Clash: Ecological Activism in Russia
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Konstantin Fokin (Extinction Rebellion, Russia) and Angelina Davydova (Bureau of Environmental Information, Russia). 

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The existential threat of climate change has inspired renewed intellectual engagement with the Anthropocene. Eurasian Studies are no exception to this trend. In the last decade, studies that grapple with the past, present, and potential future of the human-nature dialectic are on the uptick. These studies have forced us to reconsider intellectual and ideological paradigms, sources, mission, and role of scholar in society.

Nature’s Revenge: Ecology, Animals, and Waste in Eurasia seeks to bring some of this scholarship and activism to a wider public through a series of live-recorded interviews. The goal is to illuminate recent scholarship and complicate our understanding of the Eurasian Anthropocene and its place in our world.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Latinx & Proud! Reading Series
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with City of Asylum
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The Latinx & Proud! Reading Series is excited to feature poets Rocío Carlos, Nico Amador, Rosina Conde, and Ángel García in an eclectic lineup. Latinx & Proud! continues the important work of celebrating Latinx artists, and empowering the local and national Latinx community in this ongoing series. This event will be bilingual with translation available, and is in proud partnership with University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies department.

¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros! (Come celebrate with us!)

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Rocío Carlos (she/they) attends from the land of the chaparral. Born and raised in Los Ángeles, she is widely acknowledged to have zero short term memory but knows the names of trees. She is the author of (the other house) (The Accomplices/ Civil Coping Mechanisms), Attendance (The Operating System) and A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America (LACMA/Golden Spike Press). Her poems have appeared in Chaparral, Angel City Review, The Spiral Orb, and Cultural Weekly. She collaborates as a partner at Wirecutter Collective and is a teacher of the language arts. Her favorite trees are the olmo (elm) and aliso (sycamore). Find her @ninabruja7 on all socials.

Nico Amador is a poet, community organizer and facilitator based in Vermont by way of San Diego and Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in Bettering American Poetry, Vol 3., Poem-a-Day, The Cortland Review, Hypertext Review, The Visible Poetry Project and elsewhere. His chapbook, Flower Wars, was selected as the winner of the Anzaldúa Poetry Prize and was published byNewfound Press. He is a recent grant recipient from the Vermont Arts Council, an alumni of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Writers Retreat, and an MFA candidate at Bennington College.

Rosina Conde is a writer, singer, poet, performance artist, designer, and creative-writing professor. She has won two National Prizes for Literature—the “Gilberto Owen” and “Carlos Monsiváis”— and was nominated Creadora Emérita 2010 of Baja California. With a BA in Hispanic Language and Literature, and an MA in Spanish Literature from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), she is the founder of literary magazines El vaivén, and La línea rota/The Broken Line. She has been translated into English and German.

Ángel García, the proud son of Mexican immigrants, is the author of Teeth Never Sleep, winner of a 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize published by the University of Arkansas Press, winner of a 2019 American Book Award, finalist for a 2019 PEN America Open Book Award, and finalist for a 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His work has been published in The American Poetry Review, McSweeney's, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Connotation Press, Tinderbox, Huizache, Miramar, Waxwing, The Acentos Review, The Packinghouse Review,andThe Good Men Project among others. He has also received fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers-Squaw Valley and Vermont Studio Center. In addition to his creative and academic work, Ángel is also the cofounder of the non-profit organization, Gente Organizada, that works to educate, empower, and engage communities through grassroots organizing.