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Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia

Friday 2/9 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Interested in a career with a non-profit—or in developing a new NGO that will change lives? You’re sure to gain insight and inspiration from Samir Lakhani, a 24 year old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh who created Eco-Soap Bank, a Squirrel Hill-based organization that sterilizes and repackages discarded soap..

Samir Lakhani witnessed the spread of disease firsthand while volunteering in Cambodia. His non-profit, Eco-Soap Bank, has supplied more than 650,000 individuals with soap and hygiene education since 2014. 

Join Samir in room 630 of the William Pitt Union on Friday, February 9 from 3 - 4 pm. 

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Fri 2/23/18
This is Africa Center for Global Health Event
This is Africa
Fri 2/23 6:00PM - 10:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This captivating event sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and African Students Organization, will be a gala celebrating African culture, community, and traditions and will include performances, speakers, awards and also opportunities for networking. Our main goal is to bring together students and faculty from all across the university that are either of African descent, interested in African culture and traditions or work in areas related to Africa.  The event is free to all in attendance but will be capped at 150, so please contact us ASAP to reserve your place! Thank you once again for your time and assistance in advance and we hope to see you all there! Register here: 

Fri 2/23/18
Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due Center for Global Health Deadline
Nepal Fertility Care Center Practicum/Internship Applications Due
Fri 2/23

Applications for a Summer 2018 Practicum/Internship experience with Nepal Fertility Care Center are now open and applications are due to by Friday, February 23. For more information, including application pieces, please visit the Center for Global Health at A310 Crabtree. 
Thu 2/22/18
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools Center for Global Health Panel Discussion
Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools
Thu 2/22 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel discussion and reflection examining health issues and disparities, and how they influence educational outcomes.Moderated by Dr. A. Dex Samuels and Dr. John Jakicic

Register now!

Location and Address
CUE Commons
4310 Posvar Hall

Thu 2/22/18
Justice and the Global City Center for Global Health Lecture
Justice and the Global City
Thu 2/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Join Dr. Joe Hoover in 4130 Posvar Hall at noon on Thursday, February 22.

Dr. Hoover is a lecturer in Political Theory in the School of Politics and International Politics at Queen Mary University of London. He has worked previously at City University London, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also received his PhD. For the past several years he has focused on the use of human rights by diverse political movements in order to take the measure of both their limitations and their promise for a more radically democratic world. His latest research project rethinks questions of global justice by focusing on the injustices experienced in contemporary urban life to develop an argument in favor of more inclusive and democratic cities. Dr. Hoover's work on the human right to housing and the right to the city have led to collaborations with housing rights groups in the USA and the UK, including the FOCUS E15 campaign in East London. He is also the co-convener and chair of the BISA Ethics and World Politics Working Group.

Tue 2/20/18
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman) Center for Global Health Event
Performance: Karuppi (The Dark Woman)
Tue 2/20 6:00PM - 9:00PM

February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Speaker/Participants: Ponni Arasu

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial

Karuppi (The Dark Woman) is a one-woman performance in English/Tamil/Creole performed by Ponni Arasu.

The play, originally created in Tamil, is a collection of writing by and about Tamil speaking women who traveled across oceans from Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka for work or were displaced by war. The script consists of poetry, traditional folk songs, excerpts from short stories and government documents. The stories date back to the early 19th Century to the present day. While translating the play in English, the Marapachchi team found that the play works on many registers. While the play is about Tamil-speaking women, the incidents and stories may resonate with other contexts and histories.

Karuppi is a production of Marapachchi Theatre, a feminist theatre collective based in Madras, India. The play is mostly in English with some Tamil sections. Written translation of Tamil will be provided.

Ponni Arasu is a queer feminist researcher, historian, and activist from Tamilnadu, India. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto and holds a Masters in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, as well as a Bachelor degree in Law. Ponni has worked on issues related to sexuality, labour, law and caste in South Asia as an activist, researcher and legal practitioner. She has worked in multiple capacities as an activist and theatre practitioner in northern and eastern Sri Lanka for the past twelve years.  Her last major project was to initiate the creation of an archive of oral history on women in social movements in different parts of India in the 1970s. This project was commissioned by the Indian Association of Women Studies and Zubaan Books. Her PhD research addresses the history of Tamil Nadu in Southern India (1950-70) studying the formation of publics from a gender perspective.

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