miércoles, 13 de noviembre de 2013



UPDATES for the week of

11/13/13 to 11/30/13


NOTE: FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR MONTHLY CALENDAR AT http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/calendars (November 2013 calendar)

If you have trouble opening the link, please visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/ (click CLAS Monthly Calendar)



Kausak Sacha: Interdisciplinary Research toward Sustaining the Living Forest in Amazonian Ecuador

A lecture by Tod Swanson

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time: 3:00pm

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, Univ. of Pittsburgh

For more information: lavst12@pitt.edu  

The lecture will examine the complex factors pressuring Amazonian Forest in Ecuador, the nation with the highest rate of deforestation in South America.  It will then examine the solutions proposed by Ecuador’s Revolución Ciudadana as well those of dissenting indigenous communities.  Swanson will argue that because of the complexity of the problem the search for a viable requires requires collaboration not only between the Natural and Social Sciences but also with Humanities studies of Amazonian languages, religion, philosophy of nature, and history.  This is the approach he promotes through the Pitt in Ecuador Study Abroad Program at the Andes and Amazon Field School.

Tod Swanson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University specializes in Quichua language and indigenous approaches to nature in the Andean/Amazonian region. His recent work includes “Earthy Concreteness and Anti-Hypotheticalism among Amazonian Quichua People,” with Janis B. Nuckolls, under review at Tipití Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America; “Demonstrative Deixis in two Dialects of Amazonian Quichua,“ with Janis Nucholls, and Belinda Ramirez-Spencer (Under review);   “Tena Quichua,” with Erin O’Rourke, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, (2013) 43/1, 107-120; and “Singing to Estranged Lovers: Runa Relations to Plants in the Ecuadorian Amazon,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 3:1 (2009) 36-65. During the summer months Dr. Swanson and his wife Josefina reside in the Santu Urku Quchua community with their four children where he directs the Pitt in Ecuador Program at the Andes and Amazon Field School. In addition to directing the Field School Swanson   From 1997-2007 Swanson directed the Center for Latin American Studies at Arizona State University.  Swanson has also served the Santu Urku Kichwa community in an elected capacity as councilman or "Vocal para Territorios y Medio Ambiente".

Refreshments will be served.  

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh


Transdisciplinary Symposium on Mimicry and Decolonial Performance
: Friday, November 15, 5-7 pm, and Saturday, November 16, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: 602 Cathedral of Learning (HUMANITIES CENTER, seminar room)

For more information: Armando Garcia arg93@pitt.edu  or Gonzalo Lamana lamana@pitt.edu

Mimicry and Decolonial Performance brings together leading scholars from Colonial and Postcolonial studies, Race and Queer Studies, and Visual and Performance Studies to conceive an agenda for theorizing relationality and performance through the lens of decoloniality. Keynote by Jolene Rickard (Cornell University), invited talks by Gonzalo Lamana (University of Pittsburgh), Fatimah Tobing Rony (UC Irvine), Gerard Aching (University of Miami), Natalie Léger (Queens College, CUNY), and a roundtable with Alicia Arrizón (UC Riverside) and Walter Mignolo (Duke University), led by Armando García (University of Pittsburgh).


Friday, November 15

* LOCATION: Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

5:00-5:30PM    Welcome Note

Armando García (University of Pittsburgh)

Gonzalo Lamana (University of Pittsburgh)

5:30-6:30PM    Keynote: Jolene Rickard (Cornell University)


Saturday, November 16

* LOCATION: Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

9:30-11:00 AM SESSION I

Fatimah Tobing Rony (University of California, Irvine): Decolonising Film: Visualizing Indonesian Women

Gonzalo Lamana (University of Pittsburgh): Teaching to See: Nomenclature, Doubleness and Coloniality According to Guaman Poma de Ayala

Moderator: Neepa Majumdar (University of Pittsburgh)

11:00-12:30 PM SESSION II

Natalie Léger (City University of New York, Queens College): Phobogenic Isle: Haiti and the Limits of Decolonial Freedom

Gerard Aching (University of Miami): “A Sort of Living But Separate Part of His Body”: Empire, Dehumanization, and Mimicry

Moderator: Jerome Branche (University of Pittsburgh)

1:30-3:30 PM SESSION III: Decolonial Performance: A Roundtable Conversation

                        Armando García (University of Pittsburgh)

                        Alicia Arrizón (University of California, Riverside)

                        Walter Mignolo (Duke University)

Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Global Studies Center, Department of English, Film Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of Theatre Arts, Women’s Studies Program


Tumbas, gusanos y epitafios: recuperando escritores cubanos prohibidos

Una presentación de Antonio José Ponte
Date: Monday, November 18, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Humanities Center (602 CL)

Antonio José Ponte is a renowned Cuban writer who presently lives in Madrid. This semester he is occupying the Andrés Bello Chair at the King Juan Carlos Center at New York University. His many publications include the novel Contrabando de sombras (2002), the short story collections Cuentos de todas partes del imperio (2000) and Un arte de hacer ruinas (2005), the poems collected in Asiento en las ruinas (1995 and 2005), and the essays Las comidas profundas (1997), El abrigo de aire (2001), El libro perdido de los origenistas (2002), La fiesta vigilada (2007) and Villa Marista en Plata (2010). His stories have been translated into English as In the Cold of the Malecon and Tales from the Cuban Empire (both City Lights, 2000 and 2002).

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh


Liberation Theology in Brazil: Still Alive?

A presentation by Erhard S. Gerstenberger

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 1:00pm

Location: 602 Cathedral of Learning (Humanities Center)

In the 1960s, liberation theology became a "subversive" movement in Brazil as well as in other Latin American countries, accusing the military-economic complex of causing increased poverty and oppression. From 1985 onward democracy was restored in Brazil. Did this development put an end to liberationist preaching? There are good signs to the contrary. Liberation theologians are adjusting their theory and practice to the changing social and political context. They succinctly analyze the functioning of democratic free market mechanisms and still teach freedom from misery, and from economic, ideological, racist, and sexual discrimination.

Dr. Gerstenberger's research interests lay in the Psalms and Ritual Studies, Liberation Theology and Feminist Exegesis, and Hermeneutics. This interest in Liberation Theology was fostered during a six-year stay in Brazil in 1975-1981. Widely travelled, Dr. Gerstenberger is author of numerous books and articles, which can be found on his Web site: http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~gersterh/englisch/e_home.htm

Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD Dissertation Presentation on Morphodynamics of the Anabranching Structures on the Upper Amazon River Basin

Leture by Christian Frias M.Sc.

Date: Friday, November 22, 2013

Time: 8:00 am

Location: 702 Benedum Hall

For more information: jabad@pitt.edu

The Amazon River is the largest river in the world and encompasses some of the richest biodiversity on Earth. However, very little is known about its morphodynamics to date. A promising tool to study its morphodynamics is that of numerical models. Recent research in numerical modeling of large rivers has focused in reproducing typical morphodynamic planform shapes. One of the typical planform shapes of large river systems is the anabranching structure, which is characterized by a main channel and several secondary channels. Although current models reproduce planform shapes very realistically, there is still a lack of data to validate such models and therefore any outcome from these predictions are still questionable. To overcome this issue, an analysis of the morphodynamics on large river systems at different scales is carried out. The outcome of this research will provide a better understanding of the processes involved in anabranching planforms that could be used to better predict morphodynamic features by using high-resolution mathematical models. First, the effect of the main channel sinuosity in an anabranching planforms at two selected locations in the Amazon River at Peru is assessed by means of field measurements, numerical modeling and satellite imagery characterization. Next, a three dimensional hydrodynamic model for a bend of the Wabash River is carried out to study the modulation of the bank shear stresses due to the presence of bed forms. Lastly, a high resolution three dimensional model to study the amalgamation and superimposition processes of bed forms is performed. From the analysis of the two locations along the Amazon River, it was confirmed that in a medium to high sinuosity stage, the secondary anabranches behave as non-developed meanders. Also, it was concluded that in all sinuosity stages, the planforms of the secondary anabranches are controlled by the main anabranch migration. On the other hand, the model of the Wabash River confirmed that the bank shear stress is greater when bed forms are present. Finally, the high resolution modeling of the amalgamation and superimposition processes showed that there was a region of high shear stresses associated to turbulence production, in which the streamwise velocity fluctuations were associated to the modification of the bed morphology.  These different temporal and spatial scale processes would help to understand dynamics in large river systems and how the interaction of bed form and channel migration and planform shapes is occurring at these large river systems.

AUDITIONS for University of Pittsburgh Stages Spring 2014 production of IN THE HEIGHTS (by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes)
We are seeking a big cast of actors, singers and dancers!  Auditions are open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.
Email Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, Director, with questions: lisajsch@pitt.edu

General Auditions (i.e. singing and acting; please prepare a 90 second monologue and a 90 second song--or a memorized piece of text and "Happy Birthday")
Monday, November 18th 6-11pm
Tuesday, November 19th, 6-11pm
Studio Theatre, basement, Cathedral of Learning
*Sign ups for slots will be posted on the callboard on the 16th floor of the Cathedral
Dance Auditions (for dancers only and for called back actors and singers)
Friday, November 22nd, 6-10pm
423 Bellefield Hall
*Sign ups for slots will be posted on the callboard on the 16th floor of the Cathedral
*Please wear sneakers and movement clothes (i.e. yoga wear, workout wear, sweats—no jeans, please.). Bring water.

Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, director
Staycee Pearl, choreographer
Stacey Cabaj, Vocal Director
Douglas Levine, Music Director



Coro Latinoamericano Christmas Concert

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: http://www.elcorolatino.com/


The 34th Latin American & Caribbean Festival

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: Noon to Midnight

Location: First floor of Posvar Hall—Galleria

For more information contact: lavst12@pitt.edu or visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival


2014 Latin American Social and Public Policy Student Conference

Date: March 21 – 22, 2014 at the University of Pittsburgh

For More information: Bravo@pitt.edu


The organizers invite students of any field to submit papers related to the topics of social and public policy in Latin America. You may also propose to form a panel for presentation and discussion. Example topics include but are not limited to: human security, immigration, governance, social conflict, voting, fiscal policy.

  • Please submit your topic with a brief description (approximately 75 to 100 words), using the attached Topic Submission Form, by December 13, 2013.
  • You will be notified of the committee’s decision by December 20, 2013.
  • The deadline for submission of final papers will be due March 1, 2014.


Please submit your call for papers through the conference page in the CLAS website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp_conference.

A limited number of travel grants up to $250 are available for students from outside of the Pittsburgh area. The conference organizers will select the winning paper submissions.

Also check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/PittLASPP

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies



Globalizing Discourses in Luso-Hispanic Contexts, the 17TH Annual Hispanic & Lusophone Studies Symposium, Ohio State University

Dates: April 11-12, 2014

Location: The Ohio State University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1775 S. College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

For more information:  please contact the symposium organizers: Alicia Miklos (miklos.13@osu.edu), Jessica Rutherford (rutherford.103@osu.edu), or Kristina Soric (soric.1@osu.edu), or symposium_sppo@osu.edu.

This call for papers seeks paper or panel submissions related to globalizing discourses in Luso-Hispanic contexts. From the birth of early modern empires and their medieval precursors to the development of neo-liberal nation states, globalization has been a driving force behind society, economics, and politics; with the exchange of goods and capital comes the inevitable encounter between cultures and, whether cooperative or antagonistic, the mutual influence that blurs the lines between them.

The aim of the symposium is to unite various vantage points from which to view the role of globalization in the intersection of Luso-Hispanic cultures with the rest of the world in order to promote a critical, cross-disciplinary network of scholarship. How has technology shaped the power of discourse? How can we see the multidirectional flow of knowledge and culture through the process of globalization? Where and why are these exchanges asymmetrical? What types of patterns, anomalies or problems emerge within these contact zones? Which contemporary theoretical approaches could benefit from studying globalizing discourses that span the Luso-Hispanic speaking world? These are only a few possible questions to consider as participants prepare submissions for this symposium. As a reflection of this topic, papers that venture beyond the traditional dichotomy of Latin American/Peninsular or Hispanic/Luso-Brazilian studies are welcome and encouraged, as well as submissions from disciplines other than Luso-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures.

Please submit abstracts/proposals to symposium_sppo@osu.edu by December 12, 2013. Abstracts should range between 200-250 words and include your name and academic affiliation. Please also indicate the language in which you will present your paper and your email address.

*Conference fee for accepted presenters is $35 Graduate Students, $50 Faculty.

**Early registration fee is $25 Graduate Students, $40 Faculty, if submitted by March 7, 2014.


Imagining Latina/o Studies: Past, Present, and Future; An International Latina/o Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Date: July 17-19, 2014

For more information: Megan.T.Konieczny@williams.edu

We invite individual papers or group proposals from the various disciplines that contribute to Latina/o studies as well as from individuals and groups engaged in artistic, political, and intellectual work outside the academy, including writers, artists, and community activists.


The Chicago conference will serve as an inaugural international Latina/o studies conference where we will launch the creation of a Latina/o studies association. During the May 2012 Latino Studies Section meeting at the Latin American Studies Association conference in San Francisco, scholars from a variety of disciplines decided to explore the feasibility of creating an international Latina/o studies association. Since then, many of these scholars have held informal meetings at other academic conferences in order to gauge interest in such an organization. To date, discussions have been held at the American Studies Association, the Puerto Rican Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Conference, among many others.


Our goal is to carve out an international space for dialogue and fruitful debate, and invite submissions from all disciplines. We welcome diverse and interactive presentation formats. We envision roundtables that explore recent publications, key developments, or major debates in Latina/o studies; workshops on mentoring, professionalization, pedagogy, or publishing; multimedia presentations such as Pecha Kucha or poster presentations; and performances along with traditional papers. Group proposals with diverse representation--including institutional affiliation, rank, and geographic region--will be given preference. All sessions are 90 minutes long, and must allot at least twenty minutes for discussion. A national interdisciplinary program committee will evaluate all proposals.

To submit a proposal, please email the following information to latinostudiesconference@gmail.com:

  • Paper or Session Title.
  • Name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or title, and contact information of presenter including email address and phone number (for sessions: list organizer first, then each presenter providing requested information for each participant).
  • Abstract of the rationale and content of the paper or session: up to 300 words for an individual submission; 600 words for a group proposal, giving specifics about what each member will contribute.
  • Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly or professional biography of each presenter.
  • Describe the format of the session (for group proposals) and give indication of any audiovisual needs or special accommodations.

All proposals are due by 11:59pm PST on December 1, 2013

For further information regarding the Latino studies association initiative and the conference, you may also visit the Facebook Group Page: Latina/o Studies Initiative and look under “Files”.




The World History Center, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Each academic year the World History Center awards four travel grants of $250. These awards support graduate students in any Pitt department for travel to a professional meeting. The applicant is to demonstrate that participating in the meeting is a contribution to world-historical study. Applications (a one-page letter plus two-page CV) may be submitted at any time to joneskh@pitt.edu. Awards are selected at World History Center Advisory Board meetings in November and April.

For more information: email Katie Jones (joneskh@pitt.edu) or go to: http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/research.php#awards



Peru Intersession Field Methods Course “Climate & Culture Change in the Andes”, Center for Social Well Being

Dates: December 27, 2013 through January 15, 2014

Location: Callejon de Huaylas, Peru

For more information: www.socialwellbeing.org; to request an application: phammer@wayna.rpc.net.pe

The Center for Social Well Being celebrates 13 years offering our 3 week training program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes. The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center's rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, seven hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. The program tuition fee is $4,000 US dollars which includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, course materials, classes and field activities. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., as well as Ecologist and Field Coordinator, Flor de María Barreto Tosi. Dateline: November 30, 2013



Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Grassroots Development Fellowship Program

For more information: http://www.iie.org/Programs/IAF-Grassroots-Development-FellowshipProgram?utm_source=TechBridgeWorld+Student+List&utm_campaign=b8975d0b4e-Weekly_Email_Test5_28_2012&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2d57aaf4fb-b8975d0b4e-295816229



Salsa for a Cause

Date: Friday November 15, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lessons

            8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Social

Location: First Floor—Galleria—Posvar Hall

For more information: anb112@pitt.edu  

Performances and lessons by: Nicolette Pawloski and Agustin Garcia

Donations welcome ($5) for Operation Safety Net

Sponsored by: Pitt Pharmacy and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh



Club de Español

For more information (or to subscribe to our announcements): pittspanishclub@gmail.com

Mesas will take place in the William Pitt Union from 6:30-7:30 pm instead of at Panera Bread. We had an awesome turnout at the first sessions (big thank you to all who came!!), but there is just not enough room there to fit all of us. So come to the Union on Wednesdays!



You can still join the language exchange with students from a university in Colombia!  In fact, there are students there waiting for partners!   People can join at any time and will be assigned partners on a rolling basis.  We just ask for continued participation.  For information, contact: Lisa at lrn7@pitt.edu   


Brazil Nuts

This is to remind you that Brazil Nuts is going to have three activities every week:

  1. Bate-Papo is our "Conversation Table" where you can speak about various topics and meet people who are interested in the same things as you, everyone learning to or just enjoying speaking in Portuguese. And the most important thing to remember is that people of any level can come to talk—the only requirement is that you want to have fun and chat! You can speak about anything you wish! See you at Bate-Papo! The topic will be: "Your family”
    Dates: Every Wednesday
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: William Pitt Union, room 316
  2. Grupo de Dança! Please come and bring a friend with you! We will be learning various Brazilian dance styles, from Sertanejo, Forró, Axé, and many more! It is not necessary to have a dance background. We promise you'll have a great time!
    Date: Every Thursday
    Time: 8:30 pm
    Location: Posvar Hall
  3. Pitt’s Grupo de MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) is coordinated by Portuguese language professor and singer Lilly Abreu. Grupo de MPB is a BN Luso-Brazilian Association affiliated group created for Portuguese students at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as anyone who would like to sing. This semester we will be rehearsing 4-part Brazilian pieces (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). This means that we need you! If you already have choral experience and would like to try it again, in a fun and relaxing group, you are wholeheartedly welcome.
    Dates: rehearsals every Friday
    Time: 4:00 pm
    Location: 1300 Cathedral of Learning

For more information: brazil@pitt.edu or http://www.pitt.edu/~brazil

4.      Portuguese Writing Center - In front of Room 1317D in the Cathedral of Learning


Caribbean & Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

For more information about CLASA events: pittclasa@gmail.com, http://pittclasa.wix.com/clasa or https://www.facebook.com/pittclasa


International Week at the University of Pittsburgh--Discover the World

Date: November 11 to November 17, 2013

For more information: http://www.internationalweek.pitt.edu/

History and Purpose: International Week aims to expand the awareness of and interest in global learning opportunities by celebrating the intercultural diversity on campus. This annual event also promotes collaboration of various divisions and departments as well as student groups on campus and strengthens the University of Pittsburgh as a center for international education.

Beginning more than fifteen years ago with a single event called the “International Fair on the Lawn”, then organized by the Study Abroad Office and the Office of International Services, the event, held in September, aimed to celebrate and promote multiculturalism and study abroad opportunities at Pitt.

When benchmarking its events with other Universities, the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) saw the possibility of increasing the celebration from a single event to a week-long celebration. Therefore, UCIS incorporated the Fair and International Day (UCIS sponsored) with a variety of events in order to promote the international educational opportunities at Pitt; to increase the multicultural awareness of the University population; and to celebrate the accomplishments of both the University and the community in the international arena. UCIS partnered with several offices including Student Affairs, the Athletic Department, PittArts, and Sodexho Services. With these partnerships, the Week offered a variety of events including the Fair, the Latin American Festival, foreign film showings, coffeehouses, and a soccer tournament.

In 2006, UCIS passed the organization of International Week to the Global Studies Center. The organizing themes of the week were based on the Global Studies Center’s main themes of Global Economy, Global Security, Global Health, and Global Society.

International Week at Pitt is now held in November to coincide with International Education Week, a joint initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. The Week, celebrated at Pitt November 11th—17th, 2013, will include several major International Week Event’s to the theme of Discover the World. The events will include a Study Abroad Fair, a World Dance Showcase, an International Photo Contest, an International Speed-Friending Event, and a Discover Careers Day!





The following list of events is provided as a service to the community by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Pittsburgh. CLAS neither recommends nor endorses these events and activities.

Please address questions or comments about the events to the contact provided and not to the Center.


Brazilian Rhythms Class

Date: Wednesday at 6:30 pm

  Saturdays at 1:00 pm

Location: 4765 Liberty Avenue; 2nd floor, Bloomfield

For more information: luicianbrussi@yahoo.com.br

Come and dance!

Prices: $10 single class; $80 (10 classes)


Juan Diego DJ—Events

Translation Nights

Cavo Fridays 2013
Time: 9pm - 2am NO COVER

After Party for Salsa for a Cause

Date: Friday, November 15, 2013

Merengue, Bhangra, Reggaeton, Salsa, Calypso, Soca, Turkish Pop

Black Friday - DJ MR JD7 and PROJECT73
Date: Friday, November 29, 2013

International Music

Manuel y Los Boyz Del Merengue Live Band

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013
$10 Cover at Mexico City 409 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Live Music Merengue y Mas and DJ MR JD7

For more information: Juandivii@hotmail.com; www.djjuandiego.com or 412.980.7653

Global Pittsburgh (Creating bridges with the world)

For events visit: http://www.globalpittsburgh.org/


Salsa Events by Marlon Silva

Date: November15, 2013

Time: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Location: Cinco Mexican Restaurant-Upper St Clair                                                                    (1600 Painters Run Road Pittsburgh, PA 15243)

            For more information: msilva04@aol.com


Noche de Boleros-Featuring Bésame

            Date: Saturday, November 23

            Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

            Location: AJs Incan Peruvian Restaurant (Downtown)

            For more information contact: http://www.colombiaenpittsburgh.org/


Salud para Niños

Birmingham Clinic - Free Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Every second Saturday of the month

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, Southside, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

For more information: http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic, 412-692-6000 (option 8), http://www.chp.edu/saludparaninos


SALUD PARA NINOS - Children's Hospital de Pittsburgh - Primary Care Center

Date: Every Thursday after 5pm; Friday morning

Location: 3420 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA

More information: 412-692-6000 option 8

Bilingual-Bicultural Clinics at the CHP Primary Care Center (appointment and health insurance are required), http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic-


Dental Services and Salud Para Niños

Starting on February 2013 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Primary Care Center will be offering appointments with a Dental Hygienist for all our patients of the Primary Care Center ages 1 through 7 years.  An appointment and health insurance are required. Appointments can be made by calling 412-692-6000.

As during previous years we will continue having representatives from the Hispanic Dental Association at the University of Pittsburgh School Dental Medicine coming to our free clinics at the Birmingham Clinic, depending on availability. They will be providing dental prevention care to children and adults. There is no need for an appointment nor to have health insurance.


The Division of Adolescent Medicine and the program Salud Para Ninos of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers general medical services for adolescents in Spanish. Services include check-ups, sick visits, reproductive health care (except for pregnancy follow-ups and prenatal care), prevention and treatment of sexual transmitted infections and management of issues common among teens such as smoking, drug use and behavior problems.  Patients may choose Adolescent Medicine for primary care or may come for consultation services.

Confidential care is available for young men and woman under 22 years of age who require treatment related to reproductive health including birth control and PAP smears as well as prevention and treatment of sexual transmitted infections. Service is available regardless of insurance status.To make an appointment please call 412-692-6753 and leave a message asking for an appointment with the Spanish Clinic (scheduling only available in English).


SALUD PARA NINOS website in Portuguese

Thanks to the generosity of Ena Seltzer RN, BA, BS Public Health Nurse from the Allegheny County Health Department now we have hour SALUD PARA NINOS webpage in Portuguese. Thank you Ena. www.chp.edu/spanishclinic


Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) in Spanish

Whether you are a victim of sexual abuse, or have been forced to do any sexual act against your will, or know someone with these problems. We can help, call us for more information. Free mental health services for adults and children

We speak Spanish: 412 -431-3373 ext. 142. www.paar.net

SALUD PARA NINOS in Portuguese

Thanks to the generosity of Ena Seltzer RN, BA, BS Public Health Nurse from the Allegheny County Health Department now we have hour SALUD PARA NINOS announcements in Portuguese. Thank you Ena.


SALUD PARA NINOS UPDATES, NEWS AND FUTURE EVENTS is an electronic trilingual newsletter that it sent six to eight times a month for people interested in services through our program and related to children's health.

Should you want to subscribe to “Salud para Niños” email list sent by Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco, which includes all health-related events, email him at Diego.ChavesGnecco@chp.edu with the Subject: SUBSCRIBE SALUD PARA NINOS UPDATES, NEWS AND FUTURE EVENTS **


Nego Gato Afro Brazilian Music and Dance Ensemble

Capoeira Classes

Steel Dragon Kung Fu Studio, 100 43rd Street #113, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Capoeira Angola Study Group with Mike Marchetti - Ongoing

Mondays 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Cost: $10 per session

Youth Programs – Ongoing

Cost: $10 per class; $35 per month

Ages 4-7

Mondays 5 - 6 PM

Ages 8-14

6:15 - 7:15 PM

Inquire about tuition assistance program for families who fall within 2012 HUD Income Guidelines. Application required.

For more information: contactus@negogato.org or call 412-201-4546 or visit: http://www.negogato.org/calendar.html 

This program made possible by the generous support of the Poise Foundation and The PNC Charitable Trust.



Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Oakland)

Children and their adults - Learn to speak Spanish through stories, songs and rhymes. New vocabulary will be introduced every week.

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Location: Children’s Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information: call 412-622-3122 or email children@carnegielibrary.org

Registration is required for this event. You can register by calling 412-622-3122


Cuentos y Canciones at the Carnegie Library

Stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish for native speakers and beginners alike on the fourth Saturday of the month. Fun for the whole family. Para toda la familia. Bienvenidos!

Date: 2013 Saturdays: November 23, & December 28

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 am

Location: Children’s Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information: call 412-622-3122 or email children@carnegielibrary.org

Registration is required for this event. You can register by calling 412-622-3122


Círculo Juvenil de Cultura

Fecha: todos los domingos del 29 de setiembre al 24 de noviembre

Hora: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Lugar: Hispanic Studies Outreach Program, Modern Languages Department, Carnegie

            Mellon University, Baker Hall 160, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Para mayor información: 412-268-5149 o circulojuvenil@gmail.com

El Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad Carnegie Mellon, presenta el Circulo Juvenil de Cultura. Este semestre acompáñanos que vamos a conocer la comunidad. Aprenderemos sobre los diferentes talentos que existen en nuestra comunidad hispana de Pittsburgh. Ven a tocar música, bailar, cocinar y crear con tecnología. Los talleres están dirigidos a niños y niñas hispanohablantes de 6 a 12 años de edad. Visítanos en: http://circulocmu.blogspot.com/

Auspiciado por el Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad Carnegie Mellon, Vibrant Pittsburgh, y la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Events

For more information: http://trustarts.org/

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has transformed a downtrodden section of Downtown into a world-class Cultural District that stands as a national model of urban revitalization through the arts. The best of touring Broadway, contemporary dance, family events and cutting-edge visual arts are among the variety of arts and entertainment the Trust presents and exhibits. Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in our theaters, galleries, and public art environments.


For over two decades, the Trust has led the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District by: presenting high-quality performing arts events and visual arts exhibitions providing comprehensive education and community engagement opportunities supporting and collaborating with Cultural District resident companies and hundreds of local arts organizations and artists maintaining superior venues for resident companies, community organizations and promoters attracting 2 million people to the Cultural District annually to over 2000 annual events and activities managing over 1 million square feet of real estate creating and curating public art parks and gallery spaces and by cultivating the city’s largest arts neighborhood Lauded as “the single greatest creative force in Pittsburgh because of its spirit of reinvention” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Trust is the catalyst behind Pittsburgh’s thriving Cultural District that continues to enrich the region’s vibrancy and prosperity.

- See more at: http://trustarts.org/about#sthash.zyiCnLe2.dpuf


*** Deadline ***


If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place during December 2013 that you would like to share with others interested in the region, please send details by November 25th to: clas@pitt.edu. Sorry, information will not be accepted over the phone




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