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Forum: Garifuna Culture, as a Culture of Resistence- Garinagu Past, Present, and Future

April 27th, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM

Forum: Garifuna Culture, as a Culture of Resistence- Garinagu Past, Present, and Future The month of April commemorates the birth of the Garifuna culture and…  read more

Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner

April 26th, 2017
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Please join Barry Spanier, Director of Bands, Tulane University for the Alumni & Friends of the Band Dinner. The Tulane Concert Band 7th Annual Spring…  read more

Exhibition Opening- Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico

April 26th, 2017

Join us on the evening of April 26 to celebrate the opening of Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico. The exhibition features the…  read more

Tulane Concert Band: Musica del Mundo Latino!

April 26th, 2017
7:30 PM

Newcomb Department of Music Presents: Tulane Concert Band- Barry Spanier, Director of Bands. Explore the wide range of Latin cultures through this musical tour. Feel…  read more

Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Children in Maximum Security Detention- A talk by Seth Michaelson

April 21st, 2017
4:00 PM

Seth Michelson will share his experience leading a poetry class/workshop with a group of incarcerated undocumented unaccompanied minors at a detention center and will also…  read more

Latin American at the Crossroads: Venezuela

April 21st, 2017
4:00 PM

The final panel in the Latin American at the Crossroads series will discuss Venezuela. Already suffering from shortages of basic goods and devaluation of its…  read more

The doctor and his patients talk about AIDS in Cuba a talk by Dr. Jorge Pérez

April 20th, 2017
4 PM

Dr. Jorge Pérez has been at the forefront of Cuba’s response to HIV since the beginning of the epidemic in the 1980s. He has held…  read more

New Orleans Poetry Festival at Tulane

April 20th, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM

The New Orleans Poetry Festival will host an event at Tulane University featuring Martín Barea Mattos, Luis Bravo, Jesse Lee Kercheval, and Mark Statman. Martín…  read more

La abolición de "Pies secos, pies mojados" y el futuro de la emigración en Cuba. Una mirada desde la cultura

April 19th, 2017
5:00 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a talk by Alex Fleites titled “La abolición de “Pies secos, pies mojados” y el futuro de la…  read more

Can Latin Americans be Imperialists too?

April 13th, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a discussion with Benjamin Moser titled “Can Latin Americanists be Imperialists too?.” Benjamin Moser is a writer, translator,…  read more

The Winged Man: Santos Dumont, the Brazilian who Beat the Wright Brothers in the Quest for Flight

April 12th, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a reading by Arthur Japin titled “The Winged Man: Santos Dumont, the Brazilian who Beat the Wright Brothers…  read more

Clarice Lispector: Lives and Afterlives

April 11th, 2017
5:00 - 6:30 PM

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents a lecture by Benjamin Moser titled “Clarice Lispector: Lives and Afterlives” Benjamin Moser is a writer, translator, and…  read more

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Hour at the Children's Resource Center

April 10th, 2017
4:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time. On April 10th at 4:30…  read more

Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana

April 7th, 2017
6:00 PM

Hermes Mallea presenting Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style An insider’s tour of Havana’s exceptional houses built between 1860 and 1960 and…  read more

The Battle of New Orleans: Political Economy of Post-Katrina Development

April 7th, 2017
4:00 PM

CIPR presents a talk by Dr. Aaron Schneider, Associate Professor at the School of International Studies of University of Denver, titled “The Battle of New…  read more

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New Orleans con Sabor- Latino Exhibit: A Showcase of Latin Foodways in New Orleans

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The opening for the “New Orleans con Sabor Latino” exhibit will take place Tuesday, May 2 at 6PM at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley. The permanent exhibit, produced by Sarah Fouts’ Food, Migration, and Culture course, showcases oral histories conducted by students with chefs and cooks that represent the Latinx foodways in the city. The exhibit also features an interactive station that displays menus from different Latin restaurants in the New Orleans area, a local map of the restaurants, a hemispheric map of the Americas, along with photographs and audio clips produced by the students. The project is supported by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Public Service.

Light refreshments will be served
6-730PM
1504 Oretha Castle Haley
For more information email sfouts@tulane.edu

The Tulane Culture Workshop: Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America

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Join the Tulane Culture Workshop for a discussion of Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America with Tianna Paschel, University of California- Berkeley, African American Studies and Sociology.

Workshops function on a different model from lectures. In a workshop the paper is distributed so that people can read the paper beforehand. The author gives only a brief introduction to the article, to contextualize the piece. The workshop itself amounts to an extended Q&A on the piece. In this workshop, we will discuss Dr. Paschel’s ongoing ethnicity-based social movements research in Latin America. The discussion will provide her with feedback and give participants an inside view of the craft of scholarship with one today’s leading thinkers.

For more information click here or email idiaz5@tulane.edu.

"Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil"- A talk by Dr. Tianna Paschel

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Dr. Tianna Paschel, professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, will present on her book “Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil” on Wednesday, May 3 from 1-3:30 in the Greenleaf Conference Room. This book examines the shift from colorblind state discourses to the adoption of ethno-racial policies in Colombia and Brazil in the 1990s, as well as the impact this shift has had on political institutions and broader socio-cultural change in these countries. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Department of Sociology. After the event, at 3:30, Dr. Paschel will workshop her new document “Movements and Ethnoracial Rights in Latin America”.

Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop

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The Tekrema Center for Art and Culture presents: Marisol Blanco Barrios: Cuban Folkloric Dance Workshop.

The week-long conference will featuring intensive dance workshops, panel discussions, performances, and exhibits in June. The conference showcases local, national and internationally acclaimed dancers from Louisiana, The Caribbean, and Africa. This year, the conference will launch the book and choreographic work by Greer E. Mendy, Black Dance in Louisiana – Guardian of A Culture.

Tekrema is a cultural arts organization located in New Orleans, Louisiana in the area geographically described and affectionately known as “The Lower 9th Ward”. The mission of Tekrema’s mission is the maintenance, development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture.

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday May 2 at 6 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Wednesday May 3 at 7 PM: Cuban Traditional Ballroom Dance: Cuban Rumba and Son
  • Thursday May 4 at 7 PM: Afro-Cuban: The Orichas
  • Saturday May 6 at 10 AM: Panoramic International Dance: Children’s class

Workshop fee schedule class fee- $10 per class. Tekrema Youth- Free.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Spring Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

March 21 – TRANSPORTATION
The Wheels on the Bus Illustrated by Melanie Williamson and Written by The Amador Family

April 11 – ANIMALS
Los Pollitos by Susie Jaramillo

May 9 – LATIN AMERICAN CHILDREN’S SONGS
Elefantitos by Susie Jaramillo

Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.