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Stone Center Undergraduate Showcase/Open House

November 14th, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Stone Center Open House is held in conjunction with Tulane’s Reunion and Family Weekend November 14 – 16, 2014. Explore the programs and activities offered…  read more

Film Screening: The Farm: Life inside Angola

November 14th, 2014
7 PM

In conjunction with the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents a screening of The Farm: Life Inside Angola, a film about…  read more

A Reading by Jamaica Kincaid

November 13th, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 PM

In a career spanning four decades, Jamaica Kincaid has become one of the most distinctive voices in American letters. Her works of non fiction include…  read more

When superstrate becomes substrate: Spanish grammar taking over Kaqchikel syntax

November 12th, 2014
5:00 PM

The linguistics program presents a talk by Dr. Judith Maxwell, Professor of Anthropology, entitled “When superstrate becomes substrate: Spanish grammar taking over Kaqchikel syntax.” A…  read more

2014 Summer Field Research Symposium

November 8th, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please join us for a presentation of the projects completed by recipients of the 2014 Stone Center and Tinker Foundation Summer Field Research Grants. This…  read more

Guantanamo: Evening Performance with Artspot Productions and the Graduates

November 8th, 2014
7 PM

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project presents “Guantanamo: Evening Performance with Artspot Productions and the Graduates” at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley…  read more

Tempo Transfigurado: A talk by Graciela Speranza

November 7th, 2014
4:00 PM

Tempo Transfigurado by Graciela Speranza  read more

Arturo Sotomayor: The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper, Lecture on November 7 at 4pm

November 7th, 2014
4:00pm

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Arturo Sotomayor, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sotomayor will present his newest book The…  read more

M.A.R.I Brown Bag: A Report on Excavations on the Summit of Mound D at the Mississippi Period Carson Site.

November 7th, 2014
12:00 PM

M.A.R.I is happy to announce the seventh talk of the 2014-2015 Brown Bag Talk Series. Jayur Mehta, Doctoral Candidate of the Anthropology department, will present…  read more

Guantanamo: Performance excerpts of Taken

November 7th, 2014
7 PM

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Guantanamo: Performance excerpts of Taken will be held at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., at…  read more

"Citizens" Art Exhibit

November 6th, 2014 - November 30th, 2014

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to partner with the satellite program P.3+ of the biennial Prospect New Orleans to present an…  read more

The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence

November 4th, 2014
6 PM

Professor Diana Paton will present a talk entitled “The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence” on Tuesday November 4th,…  read more

An Evening With Two Francophone-Creolophone Authors

November 3rd, 2014
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm

From 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed on Quisqueya Island, to the period 1791-1804,which marked the emergence and manifestation of self-consciousness by African bondsmen who revolted…  read more

Day of the Dead with the LPO: Pan American Life Fiesta Sinfonica: La Triste Historia

November 1st, 2014
7:30 PM

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), in association with Pan American Life, will celebrate Day of the Dead through a multimedia concert experience entitled “La Triste…  read more

Day of the Dead at the Ogden!

October 30th, 2014
6 PM - 8 PM

Celebrate Día de los muertos at the Ogden! As part of the Ogden’s After Hours Ruemba Buena will perform. Specializing in salsa and meringue, this…  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

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.

Event Schedule:

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

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

Celebrating the Dead in Peru: A Teacher Workshop

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This workshop examines traditions of Dia de los Difuntos, as Day of the Dead is called in Peru, and the ways in which this pan-American tradition is celebrated in Peru. This workshop will highlight the pre-Columbian roots of the tradition and the music which accompanies the celebrations. This workshop is the third installment in LARC’s series on Day of the Dead Across the Americas. View resources from the previous workshops here.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

10:00 – 10:30
Introduction to LARC’s Day of the Dead Across the Americas
Denise Woltering Vargas and Rachel Horowitz

10:30 – 11:30
Celebrating the Dead in Peru
Jason Nesbitt and Bebel Chavin

11:30 – 12:30
Andean Musical Traditions
Javier León

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion and Lunch

See Photographs from the 2015 workshop on Barriletes and Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

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Honduran Indigenous Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of her Mother, Berta Cáceres

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, and the Newcomb College Institute are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zuniga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zuniga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous peoples.