martes, 29 de marzo de 2016

New Perspectives on Latin American Documentary Film Symposium 3/31-4/1


New Perspectives on Latin American Documentary Film Symposium

Thursday, March 31—Friday, April 1, 2016


To register visit:


For the schedule and other information visit:


Links for speaker bios :

·        Jean Franco

·        David Hernández Palmar

·        Mariano Mestman

·        Fernando “Pino” Solanas

·        Tony Buba



Hillman Library Lobby exhibit

Soccer Game viewing today!

Hello amigos!


Come and join us today in McConomy auditorium at 6:30 pm to watch the Uruguay vs. Peru game. This game promises to be very entertaining, and it will be a great time to meet fellow futbol fans! The entry is free and open to all, so invite your friends!


Please see the flyer attached below 




Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University
UC 303

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016

CLAS @ Pitt Events--March 28 to April 17, 2016

CLAS @ Pitt Events--March 28 to April 17, 2016---See below for posters of events!


For more events visit:



Un gran Puente: Hart Crane, Jose Lezama Lima en Habana y Nueva York

Monday, March 28, 2016—1pm—Room 230 Cathedral of Learning


Race & the Caribbean—Exploring Black x Latin Lives

Tuesday, March 29, 2016—2:30pm to 4:00pm—Room 4130 Posvar Hall



Puerto Rico: A Crisis of Debt and Migration

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 12:15pm—Room 4130 Posvar Hall



New Perspectives on Latin American Documentary Film Symposium

Thursday, March 31—Friday, April 1, 2016


For more information and to register visit:




Text as Process: Genetic and Textual Criticism in the Digital Age

April 4-6, 2016


For more information visit:




2016 Brazilian Festival

Saturday, April 2, 2016—WPU Assembly Room





Global Indigeneity. Abya Yala as an indigenous

Trans-Hemispheric Civilizational Project

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.—Room 244B CL







Olympic Symposium

Saturday, April 9, 2016—9:30am—3:00pm---3911 Posvar Hall




US/Cuba Relations—Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, April 12, 2016—3:00pm—4217 Posvar Hall




CHINA and BRAZIL in Global Resource Geopolitics

Thursday, April 14, 2016—3:00pm—4130 Posvar Hall



Blood Water Paint


Joy McCullough Carranza, directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta


April 15, 5pm

Humanities Center, 602 CL

*post reading discussion with playwright, and others TBA


A retelling of the true story of Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian Baroque painter now considered one of the most accomplished of her generation.

Gentileschi’s story unfolds through interactions with the women featured in her own most famous paintings and the process of teaching her daughter to paint,

and culminates in her fierce battle to rise above the most devastating event in her life and fight for justice despite horrific consequences.

For more information contact:


All readings are free and open to the public.


Sponsored by:  Theatre Arts Department at the University of Pittsburgh, The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh,

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Provost’s Year of the Humanities.



Joyce Moreno and Kenny Werner—Duo CD Release Concert: “Poesia”

Sunday, April 17, 2016—6pm—Kelly Strayhorn Theater




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  




martes, 22 de marzo de 2016

Kenya will be on Essential Pittsburgh today!

Kenya Dworkin will be featured on today’s broadcast of Essential Pittsburgh. The show is aired live during the week at 12 p.m. and is then rebroadcast at 8 p.m. on 90.5 FM. Each show features a few “community leaders and newsmakers” who are knowledgeable on the day’s topic. On today’s show, Kenya and Scott Morgenstern from the University of Pittsburgh will talk about President Obama’s trip to Cuba.



lunes, 21 de marzo de 2016

2016 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

MARCH 17 – April 3, 2016  

2016 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival



The 2016 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, organized by The Humanities Center, continues to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the themes that define our contemporary social landscape. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the 2016 edition of the festival (March 17 – April 3) will bring the ubiquitous and intimate theme of Conflict to life through the power of new, independent, and award-winning films from around the world. From race relations in America and the role of vigilantes on both sides of the Mexican border to ongoing unrest in the Middle East and censorship in North Korea, this year’s powerfully relevant selections will introduce you to compelling “Faces of Conflict” from local, national, and international spheres and provoke poignant discussions about the turbulent nature of conflict and its impact on global communities.

The festival’s enduring focus over the past nine years has been dedicated to creating events that are more than just screening experiences by encouraging its audiences to participate in Q & A sessions with international directors, engage with live cultural performances, and taste delicious ethnic cuisine from eateries in our very own Pittsburgh. With special regards concerning the often sensitive and emotional issues surrounding the theme of Conflict, these highly engaging components will provide unique opportunities to hold thoughtful, constructive conversations with experts in the field, artists, and neighbors about global conflicts and resolutions and in the process, evolve and redefine our personal perspectives. This year’s festival will be sure to move us and enrich us by helping us better comprehend the unique ways in which “Faces of Conflict” shape our modern world and ourselves.

LACU calendar of events

Magical Girl

Join CMU International Film Festival to watch Magical Girl, directed by Carlos Vermut. Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm in the McConomy Auditorium at CMU. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission.


jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

canceled--Representative Acosta's event-- canceled

Unfortunately Rep. Acosta has cancelled her visit to Pittsburgh due to the budget negotiations in Harrisburg. 

Thank you




miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2016

Two Latin American films showing in Regent Square, March 18-24, 2016

Oscar-nominated Colombian film Embrace of the Serpent & Jodorokswi's classic El Topo showing at

Regent Square Theater
1035 S. Braddock Ave. 15218


Embrace of the Serpent

March 18-24, 2016
Friday: 8:00
Saturday: 2:30, 5:15, 8:00
Sunday: 2:30, 5:15
Monday-Thursday: 8:00


El Topo

March 20, 2016
Sunday: 8:00




Today! Yoruba Traditional Religion in Brazil and in Nigeria~4130 Posvar Hall @ 2pm!


Yoruba Traditional Religion in Brazil and in Nigeria

4130 Posvar Hall~~Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.


martes, 15 de marzo de 2016

AB's Discounted Spike Lee Tickets

"Face to Face" with Director Spike Lee - Saturday 3/19 @ 4:30PM in McConomy

AB Lectures has reserved 50 tickets to the International Film Festival's special event and are selling them at a discounted rate of $5. This event will be a one hour lecture and Q&A with Director Spike Lee. If you're unable to reserve one of the discounted tickets, you can purchase tickets at full price at the following link. GET ONE WHILE THEY'RE STILL AVAILABLE~


discounted tickets:

full price tickets:

fb event:



Elizabeth Rapoport

Assistant Director of Student Activities


Carnegie Mellon University

Office of Student Activities

5000 Forbes Avenue, CUC Suite 103 | Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(w) 412.268.8704 | (f) 412.268.5938





I hope you all had a wonderful spring break, and are enjoying the first days back!  We will be having a GBM tomorrow at 5:30pm in Wean 5302! There's a lot to share with you guys, so I hope to see you all there! 



Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University
UC 303

lunes, 14 de marzo de 2016

CLAS @ Pitt ---this week's events--March 14 to March 19

CLAS @ Pitt ---this week's events--March 14 to March 19


Two lectures and the Latin American & Caribbean Festival! For more events visit:

See below for posters of events!


Yoruba Traditional Religion in Brazil and in Nigeria

4130 Posvar Hall~~Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.


A Discussion of Current Latino Issues in Pennsylvania with Representative Leslie Acosta

Friday, March 18, 2016, 3:00 p.m. Room 3911 Posvar Hall


The Latin American & Caribbean Festival

Saturday, March 19, 2016—Noon to 10:00 p.m.

First floor—Posvar Hall--Galleria

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2016

Latinas Connect in Pittsburgh (Wednesday, March 9, 6:30P-8:30P)

Latinas Connect in Pittsburgh


Celebrate Women of Color HERStory Month® 2016 for +Latinas Connect, Wednesday, March 9, 6:30P-8:30P at the United Steelworkers Building - an evening for Pittsburgh Latinas to connect for networking and an open discussion on their expectations and needs for Latinas in the city.

The Latino population in Pittsburgh is yet to be very significant compared to other major cities in the United States. However, there is Latino presence in the area and women are playing a major role on the expansion and establishment and of Latino heritage in the region. This event seeks to connect Pittsburgh's Latinas from different backgrounds to for an evening of networking and an open discussion about their expectations and needs as individuals and professionals of the city.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, email us at

Sponsored by New Voices Pittsburgh & Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)

+This event is produced by WOCHM® 2016 Partner



miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2016

Magical Girl Event | Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Date: March 23rd

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: McConomy Auditorium, Jared L. Cohon University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Event: Magical Girl Screening + Reception

Admission: General-$10, Student-$5 with ID, Group Discount for 25 persons or more


Magical Girl (Spain, 2014, 127 min.)

Directed by Carlos Vermut


Official Trailer


A darkly intriguing, expertly composed and elegantly austere moral fable.

-Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter




Alicia, a sick child, dreams of wearing the dress of her favorite Japanese series Magical Girl Yukiko. Luis, her father, will try to do everything in his power to grant her dream. His fate intersects with Barbara, an attractive young woman with mental disorders and with Damian, a teacher retired from everything except his troubled past. Lluis, Barbara and Damian will be trapped in a world of blackmail, where instincts and reason will struggle in a tragic battle, changing all their lives forever.



  • San Sebastián Film Festival, 2014, Golden Shell for Best Film
  • San Sebastián Film Festival, 2014, Silver Shell for Best Director
  • Busan International Film Festival (South Korea), 2014, Flash Forward Award
  • Toronto 2014, Discovery


About the Director:


Carlos Vermut studied illustration at the Escuela de Arte Número Diez de Madrid and made his first steps as an illustrator for the newspaper El Mundo. After winning the injuve price of comics in 2006, he published his first solo comic, El Banyàn Rojo [the red banyan], which received four nominations at the Barcelona International Comics Convention. In 2010, he began writing the script for his first feature film, Diamond Flash. After sending the script to several producers and getting no response, he created his own company, Psicosoda Films and started producing Diamond Flash as an independent. The film was financed with the profits Vermut had generated from the operating rights of the series Jelly Jamm. It was distributed directly online on the cinema platform Filmin. It became the most viewed movie on the online cinema portal for two weeks. Diamond Flash is acclaimed by critics and is voted by the film magazine Caimàn best spanish film in 2012, tied with Blancanieves by Pablo berger. Magical Girl is his second feature film.


Cafe Con Leche Latino Resident Artists, Sobremesa + more!


Announcing Cafe Con Leche Latino Resident Artists at Most Wanted Fine Art!

From March to August 2016 Cafe Con Leche & Most Wanted Fine Art is hosting ten Latino resident artists, a mix of Latino artists.

Want to meet the artists?

Unblurred each month at Most Wanted Fine Art
SOBREMESA: Puerto Rican Supper Club
Cafe Con Leche Latino Resident Artist 

Presenting: March Latino Resident Artist



Cafe Con Leche is partnering with the Center of Latin American Studies (CLAS) to present Resaca Duo de Tango.

Resaca connects with the audience and dancers through a carefully selected repertoire of masterpieces. Their performances are full of the drive, energy, and passionate flair that tango lovers crave!

Tango Classes 
Wednesdays at Most Wanted Fine Art through the month of March. Come out to Unblurred on Friday, March 4th at 8:30pm for a sample class!

 CLAS Latin American & Caribbean Festival on March 19th at Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh.
Cafe Con Leche's Sobremesa dinner on March 12th. 











Cafe Con Leche News!

Thank you to all the supporters of the Latino Resident Artist Program