Past Events

Oct
18
Civil Rights Bus Tour Symposium: Day 1
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
William Pitt Union, Dining Room A & B

Hear about the experiences of a group of Pitt students who participated in a nine day bus tour in Summer 2016, visiting key sites of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. 

Oct
19
Richard Rothstein: Residential Segregation - What Are the Remedies?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
2017 Cathedral of Learning

Housing segregation undergirds many of the nation's seemingly intractable racial inequities. Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will present remedies to the residential segregation problem as part of the Center on Race & Social Problems' 2016 Fall Speakers Series. 

Oct
19
Civil Rights Bus Tour Symposium: Day 2
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
William Pitt Union, Rooms 538 & 539

Hear about the experiences of a group of Pitt students who participated in a nine day bus tour in Summer 2016, visiting key sites of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. 

Oct
19
L'Arche USA: People With and Without Intellectual Disabilities Living and Working Together"
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
University Club, Ballroom B

L’Arche communities in the United States provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create inclusive communities of faith and friendship, and transform society through relationships that cross social boundaries. Guest speakers from the L’Arche organization will discuss their work, presented by The Thornburgh Family Lecture Series on Disability Law & Policy.

Oct
19
The Scholarly Works of William Julius Wilson: Advancing The Egalitarian Ideal
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:30pm to Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00am
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

William Julius Wilson, one of the nation’s most accomplished and looked-to analysts of race, inequality, and poverty, will discuss the effects of inner-city joblessness, income and racial segregation, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Free and open to the public. 

Oct
19
International Coffee Hour
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:00pm
Boomers Cafe, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Dr. Nadia Yaqub, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies at University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss the topic "Bad Girls of the Arab World."

Oct
20
From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
501 Cathedral of Learning

Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore the Black Lives Matter movement within the broader historical context of civil rights in America. Presented by The Dietrich School’s Open Door Project Community Conversation Series. 

Oct
20
Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
University Club

Jeff Duncan-Andrade's talk closely examines the social toxins that impact the education of urban youth and offers strategies for developing educators who are better equipped to create environments for understanding and responding to them.

 
Oct
20
Film Screening and Discussion: Burhan Qurbani’s "Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark."
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00am
Cathedral of Learning G24

The film presents a fictional account of the 1992 Rostock-Lichtenhagen riots and a critical examination of xenophobia and the political uncertainty surrounding immigration, integration, and asylum seekers. A discussion will follow the film, moderated by Randall Halle, Chair, Department of German and Director, Film Studies Program. Part of "Germany Meets the U.S. Campus Week: Migration, Integration, and the Refugee Crisis." 

Oct
21
Religious Diversity in the Classroom
Friday, October 21, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
David Lawrence, Room 232

MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill will facilitate this unique session with a panel of students. Open to all faculty and Teaching Assistants. 

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