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Join us for the second meeting of the European Colloquium, in which graduate students and faculty from both Pitt and CMU come together to discuss current research on European topics. Our second presenter will be Heath Cabot, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Paul Eiss, Associate Professor of Anthropology and History at CMU, will act as the discussant. Organized as a monthly brown bag event, we hope that everyone will bring not only their lunch, but also their questions and comments to what will hopefully become an ongoing conversation.

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Come join us for the 2018 celebration of International Francophone Day. Events and locations for the day are as follows:

Noon-1:00: Participatory Theatrical Workshop, no experience necessary. At Henry Heymann Theatre.

1:00-1:45: Pizza and post-performance discussion, CL 1325.

2:15-4:30: "Mariannes Noires" film screening and public interview with co-director Mame-Fatou Niang. Kurtzmann Room, WPU.

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Join the University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association for its annual Fastathon. Fastathon is an event where we encourage people to fast for one day for a cause. Join us later in the evening for dinner and hear our guest speaker Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who will talk about justice for minorities in America.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former NBA player who is famous for refusing to stand up during the national anthem. Twenty years later, he now works as a social justice advocate, giving lectures on oppression and standing up for what you believe in.

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Global crises are rising and getting worse, and there is a shortage of people to work in the field of humanitarian aid and disaster relief. La Roche College’s Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program offers the chance to learn about working in these fields through an intense five-day workshop.

With local and global experts, real-world simulation experiences and interactive classes, participants will leave with a strong understanding of key concepts, trends and essential knowledge necessary to succeed in this field on both a domestic and international level.

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“Blackness, Citizenship and the Arts: A Transatlantic Dialogue" is a two-day celebration of the Humanities in Pittsburgh and at Carnegie Mellon University. The event features a photo-exhibit on French Islam, the screening of Mariannes Noires, a documentary on Black France, and a one-day conference with scholars,
artists, and activists from Paris and Pittsburgh.

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Once a month, Spectacles invites religious studies, cultural studies, and film studies enthusiasts to join together and watch a movie with religious themes. The Spectacles film series is a student-led initiative in the University of Pittsburgh Religious Studies Department. Afterwards, religious studies majors will lead an open discussion about the movie. And of course, there will be snacks! We will be showing the following movies:

My Name is Khan: 3/13 at 7 PM in the Cathedral of Learning 407.
Spirited Away: 4/8 at 5 PM in the Cathedral of Learning 407.

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Join the Islamicate Studies Working Group at the University of Pittsburgh for a colloquium featuring Ella Shohat, Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. The colloquium examines linguistic belonging as invented within national and colonial itineraries. Specifically, it explores the genealogy of the concept of “Judeo-Arabic language” and its definition as a cohesive (specifically Jewish) unit separate from Arabic, and classifiable under the historically novel rubric of isolatable “Jewish languages” severed from their neighboring dialects/languages.

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Join us as the CMU Department of History presents the Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women's History, Lila Abu-Lughod, "Countering Violent Extremism: What Do Women's Rights Have to Do with It?" Professor Abu-Lughod focuses on issues of women's rights and gender in the Middle East, along with issues of power, culture, and representation. She is the author of six books, and numerous articles, including her critically acclaimed article-turned-book, "Do Muslim Women Need Saving?" (2013).

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Each year CityMusic Cleveland hosts a special FREE concert series focused on themes of humanism and social justice.

This year's program Two Faiths: One Spirit highlights the common humanity that lies at the heart of all major faiths.

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Middle East Meltdown – Causes and Consequences – A Luncheon Discussion

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Registration and Networking – 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Speaker – 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The Omni William Penn Hotel – Bob & Dolores Hope Room
530 William Penn Pl,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

$35 for WAC members
$50 for non-members
$20 for students or active military/veterans with ID

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