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March 31, 2016

A Multicultural weekend


Dalia Mogahed(left) speaking with freshman Susan Hawes

Dalia Mogahed (left) was one of nine speakers at the “Muslims in America” segment March 18-20 of the University Center for International Studies’ semiannual mini-course, “Muslims in a Global Context.”

Mogahed, here speaking with freshman Susan Hawes, is the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, leading the organization’s research and programs on American Muslims. She spoke here on “American Muslims by the Numbers” and “Islamophobia: A Threat to All.”

Other sections of the course have covered Egypt and Northern African countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and the Gulf States and Iran.

A multicultural weekend

people looking at tablePitt’s 36th annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival on March 19 in the Posvar Hall Galleria featured arts, crafts, performances and food from the region, such as the textiles of COPITEM (Cooperativa de Artistas de Guatemala) members (from left) Yosmin Canastuj, Juan Tzunun and Gloria Chuta.

The event also included such organizations as Abre Tu Negocio En Pittsburgh, offering advice on how to start a business; Casa San Jose, a nonprofit providing community resources to area Latinos; and the local Latino Women’s Support Group.

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