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Ecuadorian Consulate Re-Opens in New Orleans

March 30th, 2011

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States, the Honorable Luis Gallegos, was in New Orleans for the re-opening of…  read more

Ecuadorian Ambassador Visits Tulane

March 29th, 2011

The Honorable Luis Gallegos, Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States, visited Tulane University on Monday and spoke with a number of professors and students. Conversation…  read more

LAL Greenleaf Fellow Elizabeth Kuon Arrives Friday, April 1st

March 29th, 2011

Art historian Elizabeth Kuon, the third and last Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library will arive this Friday, April 1. With a…  read more

Tulane students get fully immersed in Cuban life through new Cuba semester abroad program

March 24th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Professor Carolina Caballero By Shearon Roberts For Tulane junior Meghan Kelly, Cuba proved to be a place both at the cutting edge,…  read more

New direct flights between New Orleans and Cuba to restore historic ties; create new ones

March 24th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Jordan Shannon, Ph.D. Candidate at the Stone Center By Shearon Roberts Both Tulane’s Cuba programs, as well as the city of New…  read more

Race and Place

March 22nd, 2011

This book emerged from a 2004 conference held at Tulane for international scholars interested in the African diaspora to Central America. (Photo from the Guerra…  read more

Coffee History Perks Up Lesson Plans

March 22nd, 2011

Learning about the coffee trade and incorporating that information into lesson plans was the focus of a workshop for area elementary and secondary school teachers,…  read more

Treasuring Isleños Culture in Louisiana

March 15th, 2011

Graduate student Samantha Perez celebrates the publication of her first book that focuses on her own roots as an Isleño. (Photos for the book jacket…  read more

Students' Hearts Beat With Haitian Kids

March 14th, 2011

Social Work graduate students Tuyl Fletchinger, left, and Jordan Matevich, of HeARTS With Haiti, make drums from paper plates, small rocks and art supplies. HeARTS…  read more

"Children of the Sun:" the Landmark Nicaraguan Land Rights Case

March 10th, 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Law School’s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason Weinmann Center…  read more

Important Information Regarding Summer International Programs

February 13th, 2011

Important changes have been made on the Summer International Programs page. The changes include: Dates have changed for the São Paulo program A separate housing…  read more

Students Air Issues on Latino Community

February 11th, 2011

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Casey Love, a professor of practice in political science, teaches courses on comparative politics, Mexican politics and immigration. Her students…  read more

Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) Launches Web Forum

February 9th, 2011

Editors of VoxLACEA, the web forum of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association, including Tulane University’s Dr. Nora Lustig from the Department of Economics…  read more

Mixed Bag of Venezuelan Leader's Regime

February 3rd, 2011

Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo by Jose Ibanez Credit and blame — Hugo Chávez deserves both. Experts presented their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of…  read more

A Not-So-Watery World

January 25th, 2011

Water is often a wasted asset, says climate change researcher Rômulo S.R. Sampaio, and that may send it from abundance to scarcity in the future.…  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.