Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Monday, April 4 until Thursday, April 7
The Global Studies Center is honored to welcome Leilani Farha, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, to the University of Pittsburgh as a H.J. Heinz Foundation Visiting Fellow.
Leilani Farha is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and Global Director of The Shift. Her work is animated by the principle that housing is a social good, not a commodity. Leilani has helped develop global human rights standards on the right to housing, including through her topical reports on homelessness, the financialization of housing, informal settlements, rights-based housing strategies, and the first UN Guidelines for the implementation of the right to housing. She is the central character in the documentary PUSH regarding the financialization of housing, screening around the world. Leilani Launched The Shift in 2017 with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and United Cities and Local Government.
During the week of April 4th to 7th, join us as Leilani takes part in a number of public lectures, student and faculty visits, and meetings with City officials and community organizers to highlight housing as a human rights issue. See a full schedule of events below.
Monday, April 4
As UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, Ms. Farha worked to push governments to do more to protect residents’ access to safe and affordable housing. She continues to work with governments at local, national and global levels while also helping housing justice advocates make better use of international tools to defend and advance the right to housing.
Join the French Club for French language conversation practice
Portuguese conversation at all levels
Come join the German Club to practice your language skills and learn about German culture!
Join AQUARIUS and the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) for a movie screening of the Vietnamese film, Song Lang. Song Lang (2018) is a film that narrates the unlikely bond between a debt collector and a Vietnamese opera performer in 1980s Saigon.
This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center.