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Fundraising Campaign: International/Undocumented Student Emergency Fund

March 23rd, 2018

The International and Undocumented Student Emergency Fund will provide emergency assistance to a limited number of students per academic year. Funds will be used for…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Latin American Library displays Mesoamerican Codices in new exhibit

March 22nd, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Latin American Library displays ‘Tulane treasures’ in new exhibit, on March 21, 2018. Story…  read more

Study Abroad teaches you more than how to conjugate

March 22nd, 2018

Study Abroad teaches you more than how to conjugate In the case of Danny Finley ’18, it taught him how to make tapioca, a common…  read more

Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections at the Latin American Library

March 20th, 2018

As the city of New Orleans celebrates the 300th anniversary of its founding, it also commemorates a three centuries long relationship with its neighbors in…  read more

Associated Press News: Tulane University Welcomes Displaced Puerto Rican Students

March 20th, 2018

Tulane University was recently featured in Associated Press News as one of the first universities to offer to take in displaced Puerto Rican students following…  read more

Congratulations to Jessica Price on her New Job

March 15th, 2018

Jessica J. Price has accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program at the College of Charleston for the 2018…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane honors student maps the cultural integration of Syrian refugees in Chile

March 14th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Through interaction with refugees, honors student gets inspired, on March 13, 2018. Story by…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Students from Lithic Analysis course examine artifacts from Middle American Research Institute collection

March 14th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, School Rocks, on March 14, 2018. Story by New Wave staff member Photo by…  read more

CEQ Signs a MOU with The World Bank

March 7th, 2018

On February 28, 2018, the CEQ Institute at Tulane University and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on common objectives. The…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane Archaeologist Uncovers History of Conquistadors in American South

February 28th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News entitled, Archaeologist uncovers hidden history of conquistadors in American South, on February 27, 2018. Story…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads: Mexico summary

February 21st, 2018

On Friday, February 16, 2018, CIPR hosted the second talk in the spring series “Latin America at the Crossroads.” Dr. Joy Langston (CIDE) talked about…  read more

Grand Opening of the New Orleans Mexican Culture Institute

February 20th, 2018

The Foreign Ministry in Mexico recently appointed New Orleans with the fifth Cultural Institute in the United States. The Consulate of Mexico and the new…  read more

From Tulane Hullabaloo: Tulane community recognizes NOLA ties to Haiti

February 16th, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane Hullabaloo written by Matt Saletta. Though the French are recognized most publicly for their influence in New Orleans,…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: David Smilde Sought After Expert of Venezuelan Politics

February 15th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Scholar of Venezuelan politics ‘tells it like it is’, February 14, 2018. Story…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Collection of Cuban American Radionovelas at the Latin American Library

February 8th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website entitled Latin American Library brings 1960s radionovelas to the digital age, February 07, 2018.…  read more

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It 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 crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.