University of Pittsburgh

14 Mar 2018


International Francophone Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:30pm

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.

18 Mar 2018


Fastathon 2018: Fast for Social Justice

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
O'Hara Dining Room, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Muslim Student Association

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.

22 Mar 2018


Blackness, Citizenship and the Arts: A Transatlantic Dialogue

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, March 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

“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.

13 Mar 2018


Film Showing: My Name is Khan

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Cathedral of Learning 407, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh Religious Studies Department

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.

29 Mar 2018


The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
The Islamicate Studies Working Group, Film Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, & the English Department

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.

22 Mar 2018


Countering Violent Extremism: What Do Women's Rights Have to Do with It?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Gates Hall 6115, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
CMU Department of History

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).

14 Mar 2018


Two Faiths: One Spirit

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 18, 2018 (All day)
Sponsored By: 
Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Art Works

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.



The Lost Tapes

More than 50 years after his death, the impassioned speeches of human rights activist Malcolm X will mesmerize new and old students of history, Islam, race and rhetoric.

14 Mar 2018


Book Discussion--We Too Sing America

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
548 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh

Deepa Iyer will be visiting Pitt for one day to discuss her book We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim, and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multracial Future. Iyer is a senior fellow at the Center for Social Inclusion and Race Forward, a civil rights attorney, and an impactful activist for racial and immigrant justice in America.

Her 2015 book historicizes our current era of increasingly open hatred and bigotry, while offering ideas for initiating productive dialogues about race, social justice, and policy.

5-6pm: Book Discussion for students and educators

12 Mar 2018


Radiance of Resistance: A Film Showing

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Carnegie Library East Liberty Branch, 130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Sponsored By: 
The Carnegie Library

Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old that live under military occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine. Janna Ayyad has been called the youngest journalist in Palestine. Ahed won the Handala Courage Award from Turkey when she was 13 and met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This film will take an intimate look at their everyday lives and their importance as the new generation of Palestinian non-violent resistance.


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