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MARI Brown Bag: Kris Lane "It's A Crime: Money, Murder, and the Great Potosi, Mint Fraud of 1649"

September 23rd, 2016
12:00 PM

MARI is pleased to announce the 1st Brown Bag of the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Kris Lane, Professor of History at Tulane University and a…  read more

Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese

September 23rd, 2016
1-2 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: amendoim japonês. Come tell us how the semester is going! Bring a small lunch; we’ll provide extra…  read more

Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

September 22nd, 2016
6:15 - 8:30 PM

On-line registration is now closed. On site registration will occur by check ONLY This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized…  read more

"Dialogo con mi abuela" : A film by Gloria Rolando

September 22nd, 2016
5:30PM

Please join us for a special screening of the film, Dialogo con mi abuela (Dialogue with my grandmother) [2015, 40min], followed by a Q&A session…  read more

"La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana"

September 15th, 2016
4:30PM

Please join us for a talk by María Eugenia Espronceda Amor entitled “La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana.” The talk will be given…  read more

Returnee Mini-Conference and Welcome Back Party

September 12th, 2016 - September 19th, 2016
5:00- 7:00 PM

Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad. Transition back to Tulane by connecting with our study abroad community! Network with like-minded students and faculty and…  read more

Consulate of Mexico Presents "Los Demonios de mi Tierra" Photo Exhibit

July 7th, 2016 - August 22nd, 2016

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the photographic exhibition: Los Demonios de mi Tierra by Mexican Artist Mauricio Silerio Opening Reception July 7th,…  read more

Doing Business in Cuba Summit

June 22nd, 2016
9:00AM to 3:00PM

“Doing Business in Cuba” is a one-day summit about doing business in Cuba. Speakers include leaders in Cuba’s corporate, banking and international trade industries; infrastructure…  read more

Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

June 18th, 2016 - July 2nd, 2016

Havana, Cuba | June 18 – July 2, 2016 The Application Deadline has now passed This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on…  read more

Somos Nós: Diverse Brazil, Brazilian Culture and Language for the K-16 Classroom

June 12th, 2016 - June 16th, 2016

Photo taken by Megan Oleson, 2014. LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese.…  read more

A night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia

June 10th, 2016
7:00 PM

Delgado Community College Culinary Arts and Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies invite you to a night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef…  read more

Work in Progress Talk: Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda

May 25th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30

The Latin American Library presents a Works in Progress talk by Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda entitled “Hacerse guerrilla o seguir siendo partido: el dilema de…  read more

2016 New Orleans International Guitar Festival

May 15th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

Sponsored in part by Tulane’s Department of Music.  read more

Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera

May 7th, 2016
11:00AM

Pelican Bomb, in partnership with the Newcomb Art Museum and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, hosts a talk with internationally renowned…  read more

Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony

April 28th, 2016
5:00 PM

Excellence in Latin American studies – Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony Welcome & Introductions Presentation of Awards LAGO Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award Recipient: Megwen…  read more

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Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?

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Eric Helleiner, Profeesor and Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy at the University of Waterloo, presents a talk titled “Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?” on Friday, September 30 at 1:30 PM.

Dr. Helleiner holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and researches international political economy, international money and finance, North-South economic relations, and the history of political economy. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

The talk is sponsored by the Tulane Political Science Department and the Murphy Institute

Assessing equitable care among Indigenous and Afrodescendant women in Latin America

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The Department of Anthropology and Tulane Anthropology Student Association (TASA) present a lecture by Dr. Arachu Castro, the Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Castro will present a lecture titled “Assessing equitable care among Indigenous and Afrodescendant women in Latin America” on Friday September 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Dinwiddie Hall 103.

Talk Abstract:
Health provider discrimination against Indigenous and Afrodescendant women is a primary barrier to quality health care access in Latin America. Discrimination is driven by biases against ethnic minority populations, women, and the poor in general. Discriminatory practices can manifest as patient-blaming, purposeful neglect, verbal or physical abuse, disregard for traditional beliefs, and the non-use of Indigenous languages for patient communication. These obstacles prevent delivery of appropriate and timely clinical care, and also produce fear of shame, abuse, or ineffective treatment, which, in addition to financial barriers, deter women from seeking care.

A light reception will follow the lecture

MARI Brown Bag: Eugenia Robinson "Utatlan, A Late Postclassic Guatemalan Highland Capital: MARI Collections Research"

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Dr. Eugenia Robinson, Professor of Anthropology at Montgomery College and a Research Affiliate of the Middle American Research Institute, will present a talk “Utatlan, A Late Postclassic Guatemalan Highland Capital: MARI Collections Research” on her recent research about highland Guatemalan sites from the collections of MARI.

For more information and a full list of Brown Bag talks, visit the Brown Bag Website.

Ixcanul Screening and Educator Reception

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The Latin American Resource Center and the Broad Theater are hosting a screening of Ixcanul, an educator reception, and discussion about the film. Ixcanul follows the life of a young Kaqchikel Maya woman as she grapples with problems in the modern world. The film was Guatemala’s entry in the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Category at the Oscars. The discussion following the film will include a discussion of how to use the film in the classroom.

The event is FREE for educators who REGISTER below. The public may purchase tickets to attend the screening and discussion.

Please be able to show your school ID if requested to confirm educator status

Event Schedule:

4:30 Reception
5:00 Film
6:30 Discussion

Latin American Cinema Series

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies is collaborating with The Broad Theater to present the 1st Annual Latin America Cinema Series. The series will showcase a wide variety of shorts and features from Haiti, Cuba, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Titles include such film festival standouts such as THE APOSTATE, Martin Sheen’s latest film THE VESSEL, and IXCANUL, the first Guatemalan film shot in the Kaqchikel Maya language. The series will take place over two days, October 1st and 2nd, at The Broad Theater, 636 North Broad, New Orleans.

This film series is presented in partnership with WWNO and the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti. All proceeds from the Haitian series will go to Cine Institute.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

  • 12:30 pm – Haitian Shorts (100 mins.) A selection of Haitian narrative shorts will be screened as part of a partnership with the Cine Institute in Jacmel, Haiti.
  • 2:45 pm – Tierra y Sombra (97 mins.) Colombia. Alfonso is an old farmer who has returned home to tend to his son, who is gravely ill. He rediscovers his old house, where the woman who was once his wife still lives, with his daughter-in-law and grandson. The landscape that awaits him resembles a wasteland. Vast sugar cane plantations surround the house, producing perpetual clouds of ash. 17 years after abandoning them, Alfonso tries to fit back in and save his family.
  • 5:00 pm – Ixcanul (100 mins.) Guatemala. On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for 17-year-old Maria by her Kaqchikel parents. “Ixcanul” provides a window into a culture that we rarely see. Film will be presented with a special introduction by Professor Judith Maxwell and Kaqchikel Maya language Scholar, Ixnal Cuma Chávez. The Latin American Resource Center- welcomes all educators to a special reception preceding the screening. Reception is free with registration. For more information about this special reception, please register here.
  • 7:10 pm – The Vessel (110 mins.) United States. Ten years after a tidal wave destroys a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school’s remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.
  • 9:15 pm – Embrace of the Serpent (133 mins.) Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

  • 12:00 pm Ixcanul (100 mins.) Guatemala.
  • 4:30 pm Unfinished Spaces (86 mins.) Cuba. Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece. In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba’s National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school’s first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished and decaying. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finish their unrealized dream. Unfinished Spaces features intimate footage of Fidel Castro, showing his devotion to creating a worldwide showcase for art, and it also documents the struggle and passion of three revolutionary artists.
  • 9:00 pm The Apostate (80 mins.) Uruguay/Spain. A man at a crossroads in his life (Alvaro Ogalla) wishes to fully excommunicate himself from the Catholic Church, but is faced with baffling bureaucracy from his decision in this absurd comedy-drama from director Federico Veiroj.

More information can be found at thebroadtheater.com, in the Events section. Tickets for the series will go on sale Friday, September 23rd. Tickets for each screening will be $10 with a two-day pass available for $40. For more information please contact the theater at mgmt@thebroadtheater.com or 504-218-1008.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life Allen Toussaint, on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8. The event will discuss altar traditions and how to integrate altars into the classroom.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Workshop Schedule

5:30 – 5:45
Welcome and Introduction
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

5:45-6:00
Day of the Dead Altars: Allen Toussaint
Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans

6:00 – 6:15
Day of the Dead Altars in the Classroom: the ISL Altar to Benny Andrews
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

6:15 – 7:00
Hands on Activities for the Classroom: Building Altars and Retablos
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

7:00 – 7:30
Discussion and Evaluation