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La hora del Cuento: 'Twas Nochebuena

August 8th, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time. We will be reading ‘Twas…  read more

La hora del cuento: Call Me Tree/Llámame Arbol

July 11th, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time! We will be reading Call…  read more

REPAL Second Annual Conference

July 7th, 2015 - July 8th, 2015

The second annual meeting of REPAL (Red para el Estudio de la Economía Política de América Latina) will be held July 7-8, 2015 in Montevideo,…  read more

Octavia Gallery Presents "Summer in Havana"

July 1st, 2015 - July 25th, 2015

Summer in Havana July 2-25, 2015 This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based artists. The 2015 installment offers…  read more

Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba

June 20th, 2015 - July 4th, 2015

Teaching Cuban Culture and Society: A Summer K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba Havana, Cuba | June 20 – July 4, 2015 The Application Deadline has…  read more

Photography Exhibit: El Viajero

June 18th, 2015 - July 11th, 2015

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Photo Alliance of New Orleans, the photographic exhibition "El Viajero…  read more

Summer Reading Program Focuses on Brazil!

June 16th, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Pebbles Center Westbank, and Capoeira Nola will sponsor a story time and capoeira Demonstration on June…  read more

Explore Brazil in the K-12 Classroom: Summer 2015 Teacher Institute

June 14th, 2015 - June 18th, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Portuguese…  read more

Summer Bilingual Reading Series at the Pebbles Center

June 13th, 2015 - August 8th, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE  read more

Tradewinds: Mexico Film Series

June 11th, 2015 - June 12th, 2015

Shotgun Cinema, The University of New Orleans, The Arts Council of New Orleans, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans present the screenings of…  read more

Art Exhibit "Dualities"

May 21st, 2015 - June 15th, 2015

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the art exhibition "DUALITIES " by Mexican artist Juan Pablo Hurtado from May 21st to June 15th,…  read more

Film Screening of "Betty y Poncho"

May 15th, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and Stella Jones Gallery are pleased to present a screening of the the documentary “Betty y Poncho” by…  read more

Screening of Penumbra at the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans

May 8th, 2015
6 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present a screening of the film Penumbra on Friday May 8 at 6 PM as…  read more

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas Exhibit

May 5th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015

MEXICO IN NEW ORLEANS: A Tale of Two Americas May 5 through August 30, 2015 Opening reception on Cinco de Mayo (Tuesday, May 5) From…  read more

Memory and Migration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Brazil-maru

April 27th, 2015
5:00 PM

Ana Paulina Lee, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University, will present a paper entitled “Memory and Migration in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Brazil-maru” on Monday, April…  read more

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Art Exhibit "Novia del Mar"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the exhibit “Novia del Mar” by artist Aura Maury from August 28 to September 7th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 28th at 6 PM. For more information please visit the Art Gallery website.

Call for Papers: Tropical Exposures Conference

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Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame
March 10-12, 2016
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

The 2016 Tropical Exposures conference is now accepting abstracts through September 15, 2015. Click here to view or download the official Call for Papers.

Tropical Exposures welcomes proposals for papers that address any facet of Caribbean visual representation in photography, film, art, popular culture, and other media, as well as the interaction of word and image more generally. Scholars are also encouraged to present proposals that consider social and cultural shifts toward the increasing intermediality of representation in the Caribbean frame.

Papers may focus on one terrain, image-maker, or form of media, or employ comparative strategies. Papers may be in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese, though English is preferred. We anticipate creating an edited volume of expanded essays around the notion of Tropical Exposures, co-edited by Ana López and Marilyn Miller. We encourage participants to prepare abstracts and presentations with an eye to inclusion in a print publication. Papers might address some of the following tropics or questions in their myriad Caribbean contexts:

-Conditions of image production in the torrid zones
-Documentary film and the aims of full exposure
-Still life and the notion of static representation
-Visual literacy and lens-based scholarship
-Image and intellectual property
-Snapshots, clips, collages and other image fragments
-Icons of visual culture from Korda’s Che to Cabrera Infante’s Códac
-Ruins as sites of deterioration and inspiration
-Visual representation, race and post-race
-Caribbean images as ephemera
-Realisms, surrealisms, hyperrealisms
-Museums, biennales, and other sites of collective visual consumption
-Code-switching between media
-Virtual and interactive visual systems
-Word and Image studies in and on the Caribbean
-Facades
-Censorship and the Image
-Moving pictures and sentiment
-Patronage, connoisseurship, and institutional support
-Captions
-Image saturation and contamination
-Interiority and exteriority
-Fair use of the Caribbean image
-Tourism and other circuitous systems
-New languages and theories of visual technique and critique

Please send a proposal and 250-word abstract by September 15, 2015 to <ccsi@tulane.edu>, including the abstract as an attachment to the email. Please include the title of your paper, your name (and the names of any co-presenters), institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address. We welcome pre-constituted panels. If submitting a panel for consideration, please include a top sheet with panel title, participant names and a brief abstract of the panel topic in addition to the individual paper proposals.

Notification of acceptance to the conference will be made by October 1, 2015.

For updated information on the conference, location and arrangements, visit the Tropical Exposures page on the Cuban & Caribbean Studies website.

Civil Rights Through the Américas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Américas Award K-12 Workshop

In celebration of the 2015 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Civil Rights Through the Américas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of civil rights and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's award winners, Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh and Silver People by Margarita Engle. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage readers with the themes of civil rights, social justice, family, and identity as they arise in this year’s award winning books. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.

All participants will receive dinner, teaching resources, and both books. Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM the following evening – Friday, September 18th.

Workshop schedule will be posted soon. Visit the schedule from last year’s workshop website or download the agenda here

The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

For more information contact Denise Woltering (dwolteri@tulane.edu) (504.865.5164)

Art Exhibit "Hispanic Convergence in New Orleans"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the group exhibition “Hispanic Convergence in New Orleans” which features artists from Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Cuba. The exhibit will run from September 10th to October 5th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception and the presentation of the commemorative poster of the “Que Pasa Fest 2015” of the Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation will be held on September 10th at 6 PM.

For more information please visit the art gallery website.

Deconstructing Día de los Muertos in the Classroom

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are once again sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!

All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. Workshop will focus on the altar exhibit at the Ogden throughout October.

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Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop

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