jueves, 7 de noviembre de 2013

UPDATES for the week of 11/8/13 to 11/18/13--Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)


UPDATES for the week of

11/8/13 to 11/18/13


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)



Fun and Educational Undergraduate Internship Opportunity for SPRING 2013

Undergraduate Pitt students with an interest in Latin America are invited to submit applications for the ARTSCI 1900 School Visit Internship for the spring 2013 semester. Interns work with the Center's outreach coordinator developing lessons on Latin America for presentation in kindergarten through high school (K-12) classrooms in the Pittsburgh area and through SKYPE videoconferencing.  Interns are required to work an average of 10 hours per week preparing and presenting lessons. Students with an interest in education, as well as Spanish, Portuguese and/or Quechua language are especially encouraged to apply. The internship is a 3 credit course and may apply toward the certificate in Latin American Studies. 


Interested candidates should apply by submitting:

·         A statement of intent describing interest in Latin America and suitability for the position

·         An unofficial transcript copy

Items must be submitted by December 1, 2013 to:


Karen S. Goldman, PhD

Assistant Director for Outreach

Center for Latin American Studies

4205 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Email: kgoldman@pitt.edu.



Coro Latinoamericano Christmas Concert

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

For more information contact: gmatos@yahoo.com



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.


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




Honduras on Fire: Human Rights Crisis and Mass Migration

A Conversation with Honduran Human Rights Defender Aracely Medina Castillo


Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Big Idea Bookstore (4812 Liberty Avenue)

For more information: isaacbeachy@gmail.com


Date: November 11, 2013
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Location: CMU, Room TBA
For more information: John Soluri, jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu

Honduras faces a human rights crisis. It is the most dangerous country in the world and, according to Human Rights Watch, "violence and threats by unidentified perpetrators against journalists, human rights defenders, prosecutors, peasant activists, and transgender people remain serious problems. Perpetrators are rarely brought to justice." Meanwhile, according to the State Department, roughly 13% of the Honduran population—1 million Hondurans—have migrated to the United States, 600,000 of whom are believed to be undocumented. Why is there a human rights crisis in Honduras? Who is being killed and why? What is the role of U.S. policy? And why are people migrating to the U.S.? Is there a connection with the human rights crisis? Join Aracely Medina Castillo and Witness for Peace for an important conversation, "Honduras on Fire: Human Rights Crisis and Mass Migration."


Aracely Medina Castillo is a Honduran activist and educator who has worked for over a decade defending the human rights of Hondurans, focusing particularly on Honduran migrants and their families. She is the deputy director of the Jesuit Center for Reflection, Research, and Communication (ERIC-SJ), a think tank that conducts research and reports on societal trends and public opinion in Honduras.  She is also the national supervisor of Jesuit Migrant Services-Honduras (SJM) and the Social Ministries coordinator for all of Central American. Ms. Medina will discuss the impact of the Honduran human rights crisis, why Hondurans migrate to the U.S., as well as her work supporting migrants and the family members left behind. Finally, Ms. Medina will speak to how U.S. policy can positively impact the situation. (In Spanish with English translation.)

Symposium on Security Challenges in Central America

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: University Club, Ballroom B

For more information: ridgway.pitt.edu 

RSVP to beb38@pitt.edu on or before November 1st, 2013. This event is free but availability is limited (complimentary lunch).

Guest Speakers: Douglas Farah, President, IBI Consultants and Senior Associate, Americas Program – CSIS; Steven Dudley, Co-Director of InSight Crime; Thomas Bruneau, Vice President of Global Academic Professionals; Juan Ricardo Gómez Hecht, Professor and Advisor of Public Security at the College of High Strategic Studies of El Salvador Armed Forces; Juan Carlos Garón, Global Fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center and a researcher for the United Nations Development Program.

Sponsored by the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh and by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh


Saliendo Del Ghetto: Literatura y Pensamiento Negros en la Cuba del Siglo XXI

A talk by Roberto Zurbano Torres (Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba)

Date: Monday November 11, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Humanities Center (602 Cathedral of Learning)

Roberto Zurbano is a literary critic and cultural activist in Havana. His publications include the book Los estados nacientes (Literatura cubana y postmodernidad) (1996) and numerous essays, including a controversial article last year in the New York Times about Blacks and the Cuban Revolution.

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


Undocumented Workers and Human Rights: Lessons from Scholar-Activists in Costa Rica

A lecture by Carlos Sandoval (Instituto de Investigación Social, Universidad de Costa Rica)

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm (noon) – 1:30 pm

Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

For more information: lep12@pitt.edu or lavst12@pitt.edu

Costa Rica has been a major immigrant-receiving society within Central America, all the more as tighter US borders and violence against migrants in Mexico have made travel northwards even riskier. But immigrants in Costa Rica—especially Nicaraguans—have faced discrimination in employment, education, health care, and more. Dr. Carlos Sandoval and his colleagues have worked through multiple means, from community organizing to arts activism to a legal case before the Costa Rican Supreme Court, to build undocumented workers' access to basic rights in Costa Rica.


Carlos Sandoval is a professor in the Escuela de Estudios de la Comunicación and the Instituto de Investigación Social of the Universidad de Costa Rica. He is the author or editor of many books, including Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica (2010) and Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica (2004). He completed his PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, U.K., in 2000.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of History, and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh


Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, Education & Development

A talk by Dr. Harry Patrinos (World Bank)

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Time: 1:00-2:15 PM: Research

           2:15-3:00 PM: Q&A Session

Location: 3431 Posvar Hall

For more information: Prof. M. Najeeb Shafiq (mnshafiq@pitt.edu)

Harry Anthony Patrinos is Manager, Education at the World Bank. He specializes in the economics of education, especially school-based management, demand-side financing and public-private partnerships. He is responsible for managing education staff at the

World Bank. He managed education lending operations and analytical work programs in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

Co-sponsors: Ford Institute for Human Security, GSPIA & Global Studies Center, UCIS


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 W. W. 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.  Dr. Swanson will argue that, because of the complexity of the problem, the search for a viable solution 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, Dr. Swanson directed the Center for Latin American Studies at Arizona State University from 1997-2007.  Dr. 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


Tumbas, gusanos y epitafios: recuperando escritores cubanos prohibidos

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



Mimicry and Decolonial Performance: A Transdisciplinary Symposium
Date: 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
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.
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



Western Social Science Association (WSSA) 56th Annual Conference

Date: April 2-5, 2014

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hyatt Regency Downtown

You are cordially invited to submit proposals for panels and papers for the Latin-American Studies Section (Jesús Ruiz and Ignacio Medina, Section Coordinators) at the 2012 Western Social Science Association conference. All disciplines are welcome, and comparative studies including other nations are encouraged.

Deadline for proposals is December 1, 2013. Please include the following information:

• Title of presentation

• Abstract, not to exceed 200 words

• For author and all co-authors as appropriate:

- Name

- Institutional or organizational affiliation

- Mailing address

- Telephone number

- Email address

Those willing to serve as moderators or discussants should indicate their interests. All participants are required to pre-register for the conference by March 1, 2014.

Jesús Ruiz-Flores Ignacio Medina Núñez

Departamento de Política y Sociedad Departamento de Estudios Ibéricos y Latinoamericanos

Universidad de Guadalajara

Av. Universidad 1115, Col. Lindavista Av.

Maestros y Alcalde Puerta 1

Ocot lán, Jal. 47820. México Guadalajara, Jal .

44260. México

(52) 392-92594 00 x 48396 (52) 33-36693434 x 3716

Correo-e: mgems.ruiz@gmail.com   

Correo-e medina48@yahoo.com



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


The Brazilian Initiation Scholarship (BIS)

The Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) announces the 2014 Brazilian Initiation Scholarship Competition. The Brazilian Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA's agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. BRASA invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students for a one-time $1,500 travel scholarship to do exploratory research in Brazil. This scholarship targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to contribute to the student's initial trip (for a period from six weeks to three months), to heighten the student's interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States. Students are encouraged to combine this scholarship with other grants or awards. For eligibility, application process, evaluation criteria and selection process go to: http://www.brasa.org/

Deadline for application: November 15, 2013 Awards will be announced by February 3rd, 2014. To submit a proposal and for all other correspondence regarding this award, contact:


223 International Studies Building; 910 South Fifth Street

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, Illinois 61820

217-300-2518 (tel); 217-244-7333 (fax); Email: brasa-illinois@illinois.edu



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.




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


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


Club de Español

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

Mesas will take place in the William Pitt Union room 340 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!


Brazil Nuts

  1. Movie Night: "Se eu fosse você"

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: Dining Room A

  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 (double check with the club—sometimes the room changes)
  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



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.


Translation Night

Date: Friday, November 8, 2013

Location: CAVO Restaurant Lounge Night Club (1916 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

For more information: (412) 980-7653

Amigos!!!! This Friday at CAVO Restaurant Lounge Nightclub, Come by and share some love...WORLD MUSIC and... Latin Remixes!!!
No Cover
21 and Over Club

DJ MR JD7 (DJ Juan Diego Inc.) Resident DJCAVO
1916 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
DJ Juan Diego Inc ) Resident DJ


Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) Gala

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Location: William Penn Hotel!

For more information: http://www.lacunet.org/#!2013lacugala/cb6n  


Salsa Events by Marlon Silva

Date: November 15

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


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



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



Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199






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