Events for Wednesday, October 18th

Displacement In The Global Business Environment

TIME: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

LOCATION: 270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)

This interactive panel will discuss how displacement has affected employees and industries locally and globally. It will cover reasons for displacement and how different industries, regions, or countries tackle these issues.

International Food Trucks

TIME: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

LOCATION: William Pitt Union Driveway

Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. They will be outside of the Union during the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Students can learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.

Artful Wednesday

TIME: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Nordy's - William Pitt Union

Ricardo & Jose Guitar Duo Ole! Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow and Flamenco singer and guitarist Jose Oretea will have you clapping and stomping. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! All Pitt students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a free noontime performance luncheon in Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union Lower Level. Valid Pitt ID required.

Hidden Children of the Holocaust

TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION: O'Hara Ballroom

Renée L. Sachs was part of the only 5% of Jewish children in Europe who survived the Holocaust. Her legacy is one of educating future generations against the mistakes of the past. Today, her husband and Pitt alum Keith Sachs continues this legacy by telling Renée's story.

Serving Abroad: Building Experiences And Careers In An Ethical And Meaningful Way

TIME: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

Passionate about helping others? Want to take that passion and help others on a global level? Then you’ll want to come to this exciting global service learning workshop co-sponsored by CDPA and PittServes where we’ll feature panelists and discuss “purposeful” travel abroad.
This session is part of the Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Education Week!

Global Engagement Fair

TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Ballroom - William Pitt Union

Global Engagement Fair: Making Change in Pittsburgh and Beyond is a one-stop shop for students to discover opportunities to interact with the world beyond Pittsburgh. Come meet with representatives from public and non-profit organizations, learn about unique global scholarship and fellowship programs, and find potential volunteer, service and/or internship opportunities on campus and beyond.
When: 5:00 - 7:00pm Wednesday October 18, 2017
Where: Ballroom - William Pitt Union

The Asian American Immigrant And Refugee Experience

TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


The topic will focus on the Asian American immigrant and refugee experience. ASA wants to highlight some of the regions where refugee and IDPs crises are happening but less known through a visual presentation. We will also explain the differences between refugees and IDPs and provide examples.

Pittsburgh Perspectives

TIME: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LOCATION: 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

"Pittsburgh Perspectives" convenes a panel of community members who work with or are part of refugee groups in Pittsburgh. Topics of discussion include refugee resettlement services, adapting to Pittsburgh, daily life, and ways to help.

International Fashion Showcase

TIME: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

LOCATION: Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union

This year during Pitt’s International Week, a Fashion Showcase will be featured to encourage exploration of culture through clothing. Everyone will have an opportunity to do a “walk-through” of native, cultural attire, while learning about the cultures of other countries! This event that’s not only going to be colorful but also educational!