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Sally Wen Mao (left) is the author of “Oculus” and “Mad Honey Symposium.”

Poet Sally Wen Mao closes out AAPI Heritage Month with readings from her award-winning books

By Ananya Pathapadu, Staff Writer May 26, 2021
Sally Wen Mao is the author of “Oculus” and “Mad Honey Symposium.” Her first book, “Mad Honey Symposium,” was given the Kinereth Gensler Award in 2012. “Oculus” was published in 2019 and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2019, and highly reviewed by NPR, The Washington Post and The New Yorker, among others.
Pitt’s Global Studies Center hosted a webinar titled “Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness” on Friday afternoon. The webinar focused on how history, education and anti-Blackness impact Afro-Latin Americans and their communities, and how higher education can do more to teach this history.

‘Different voices’: Panel discusses Afro-Latinx history, new methods of teaching

By Natalie Frank, Senior Staff Writer March 8, 2021
Pitt’s Global Studies Center hosted a webinar titled “Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Education and Anti-Blackness” on Friday afternoon that focused on how history, education and anti-Blackness impact Afro-Latin Americans.
Pitt’s Global Studies Center sponsored and hosted “Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Gender, Identity and Health” on Friday as part of a series to expand and exchange interest and knowledge on contemporary historical issues in Africa, Afro-Latino and Latin American studies.

‘Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad’ event brings speakers together to discuss issues in gender, identity and health

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Pitt’s Global Studies Center sponsored and hosted “Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Gender, Identity and Health” — a webinar part of a series to expand and exchange knowledge on contemporary historical issues in Africa, Afro-Latino and Latin American studies.
Terrell Thomas of the American Civil Liberties Union speaks about the impact finances have on the bail process at Wednesday evening's

Students, experts discuss criminal justice reform

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer February 28, 2019
The Global Studies Center invited three criminal justice experts to inform students about the reasons behind inequalities in the criminal justice system and discuss potential solutions. Dr. Leah Jacobs from the School of Social Work opened the conversation with the topic of incarceration. “To really get to the heart of this issue, you have to recognize the institutional nature of [this nation’s] policies,” Jacobs said.
“Ferguson Voices” was created by students at the University of Dayton working in conjunction with PROOF Media for Social Justice to draw attention to problems of state violence and structural racism.

Hillman exhibit showcases stories of Ferguson

By Nithil Harris Manimaran, For The Pitt News February 18, 2019
For the month of February, Hillman Library will be home to the Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame, an exhibit commemorating the events that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri.
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