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Dr. Smilde publishes NYTimes Op-ed 'Venezuelan Democracy Needs the Hemisphere's Help'

March 14th, 2017

Two weeks ago, at the invitation of Senator Bob Corker, Dr. David Smilde testified before the Committee on Foreign relations at a hearing on Venezuela’s…  read more

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 9th, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017, CIPR hosted the third talk in the series “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. David Roll (National University of Colombia)…  read more

Spring Series Latin America at the Crossroads continues - Brazil summary

March 1st, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, CIPR hosted the second talk in a series entitled “Latin America at a Crossroads.” Dr. Timothy Power (Oxford) discussed Brazil’s…  read more

Spring Speaker Series Kicks Off with Dr. Ernesto Calvo

February 13th, 2017

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted the first in a series of talks entitled “Latin America at…  read more

Summer FLAS Application Deadline February 17, 2017

February 6th, 2017

The deadline to apply for the FLAS Summer Fellowship is Friday, February 17, 2017. If you would like to apply for a fellowship this summer…  read more

Cuba Programs Application Deadlines Approaching!

February 2nd, 2017

The application deadline for the Summer in Cuba and the Fall Semester in Cuba programs is approaching soon! *Apply by February 17, 2017* Click here…  read more

Dr. Lustig will be a Visiting Researcher at the Paris School of Economics

January 30th, 2017

Dr. Nora Lustig, the Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University has accepted an invitation…  read more

From the Tulane Hullabaloo: Tulane joins women's march in D.C.

January 27th, 2017

From the Tulane Hullabaloo. Written by Allison Buffett. “Nearly half a million people’s footsteps echoed across Washington, D.C. during the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.…  read more

Marilyn Miller featured in WWNO story on WWII

January 12th, 2017

Spanish and Portuguese professor Marilyn Miller is featured in a WWNO article on WWII Internment Camp, “Camp Algiers.” The article is written by Laine Kaplan-Levenson.…  read more

Sir Anthony Atkinson, a champion for social justice, passes

January 9th, 2017

On January 1, the world of economic development and social justice lost one of its most brilliant thinkers and fine human beings: Sir Anthony Barnes…  read more

LARC Spring Programs

January 5th, 2017

The Latin American Resource Center is happy to announce our Spring 2017 list of teacher workshops and community programs below (download the list and print…  read more

The Stone Center Hosts the XIV Annual TUCLA Conference for Undergraduate Research

December 9th, 2016

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA Conference, held last Saturday, showed its undergraduate participants both the challenges and the benefits of publicly presenting research. Initiated in…  read more

UNICEF-Tulane Health Equity Report 2016 Released

December 8th, 2016

The Health Equity Report 2016 by UNICEF and Tulane University, being officially released December 9, reveals inequities. Schooling, income and ethnicity are the main social…  read more

Stone Center Visitor Speakers Compliment Local Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

December 1st, 2016

LARC had a busy fall managing our Visitor Speaker Bureau. This service gets experts in a variety of fields into the classroom so students can…  read more

APPLY TODAY: Summer Programs in Cuba

November 30th, 2016

Applications are now open for 2017 summer study abroad programs in Cuba. Applications due February 2017. For Undergraduates: Summer in Cuba May 20 – June…  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.