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New Summer Study Abroad Program in Amazonia

October 10th, 2017

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is enthused to announce its new summer study abroad offering in Napo, Ecuador: Amazonian Culture and Environment at…  read more

From the SLA Newsletter: Visual History & Filmmaking - Student Documentaries

October 4th, 2017

Professor Justin Wolfe Visual History & Filmmaking course takes an innovative approach to teaching historical analysis. The class challenges students to do historical research in…  read more

Brazil's Grupo OPNI Paints Empowerment at Tulane

September 18th, 2017

Written by Annie McNeill Gibson, PhD “I am so happy to see artwork happening on our campus depicting communities of color,” said senior Shannon Watson,…  read more

Tulane New Wave: $2 million gift strengthens Latin American Studies at Tulane

September 15th, 2017

This story originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave titled $2 million gift strengthens Latin American Studies at Tulane on September 14, 2017. Story by…  read more

Stone Center for Latin American Studies joins together to welcome Professor Hoopes

September 11th, 2017

On Friday, September 8, 2017, faculty from the Stone Center welcomed John Hoopes, professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, who is visiting Tulane…  read more

Meet CIPR's New Post-Doctoral Fellows

September 11th, 2017

Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and a sociologist studying institutional politics and social movements relating to…  read more

Dr. Sarah Fouts Publishes Article in NACLA on Immigration, Labor, and Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

September 11th, 2017

Stone Center Alum and current Post-Doctoral Fellow at Lehigh University, Sarah Fouts, has recently published an article in NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America)…  read more

From Tulane News: Stone Center offers new Master of Arts program in Costa Rica

August 31st, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane News website titled Stone Center offers new Master of Arts program in Costa Rica on August 30, 2017.…  read more

John W. Hoopes Joins the Stone Center as a Greenleaf Distinguished Visitor for Fall 2017

August 30th, 2017

Written by John W. Hoopes My research focuses on pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, a territory stretching from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia…  read more

Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Washington

August 24th, 2017

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs promotes all facets of Latin American studies nationwide. CLASP fosters global competency, language proficiency and cultural awareness of…  read more

Jesús Ruiz Lecture at the John Carter Brown Library

August 23rd, 2017

Stone Center Doctoral Candidate Jesús Ruiz, who is currently the Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library, is giving a talk…  read more

Dr. Lustig to join ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work

August 23rd, 2017

Dr. Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute, has been invited by the International…  read more

From Tulane New Wave In Focus: Family Ties

August 16th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News In Focus website titled Family ties. on August 15, 2017. Story by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu.…  read more

Tulane faculty member David Smilde quoted in The Washington Post on diplomatic efforts with Venezuela

August 15th, 2017

David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and professor of Sociology at Tulane University, spoke to The Washington Post about…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look

August 7th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look on July 18, 2017. Story by…  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.