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The new inequalities and people-to-people social protection

April 2nd, 2020

The new inequalities and people-to-people social protection Nora Lustig (Tulane University) and Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development) March 30, 2020 The lockdowns throughout the…  read more

What should Venezuela do about COVID-19? (in Spanish)

March 19th, 2020

Qué debe hacer Venezuela frente al COVID-19? By: Francisco R. Rodríguez La extensión de la enfermedad del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19) a una pandemia global y…  read more

[CANCELLED] The Stone Center provides platform for voices of Latin America and its diaspora at New Orleans Book Festival

March 5th, 2020

ALL NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University has canceled its inaugural event for 2020, citing…  read more

Students and faculty commemorate Black History Month with reading of "O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship)"

February 13th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Students and faculty from Tulane and Xavier universities joined forces on Friday, February 7,…  read more

Op-ed by Professor Smilde in NYT: "Trump's Shout-Out Masks a Bleak Outlook for Venezuela's Guaidó"

February 6th, 2020

Professor David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Tunica-Biloxi Culture workshop launches LARC's Spring 2020 K - 16 educator series

February 6th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On Saturday, January 25th, the Latin American Resource Center held its first installment of…  read more

Professor Dunn awarded NEH Fellowship for book project on Brazilian musician Tom Zé

January 29th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Christopher Dunn, Professor and Chair…  read more

From Tulane News: Project Ecuador saves species, opens world to Tulane students

January 21st, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Tulane News website and was written by Barri Bronston. Jordan Karubian has been conducting tropical research in northwest Ecuador…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts - The Paquete: Transforming Media Ecology

January 17th, 2020

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. This spring, Laura-Zoe Humphreys, a professor…  read more

LAST 4000 Career Speaker Series connects current students with recent alumni

January 15th, 2020

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each Fall, LAST 4000—the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in the Latin American Studies…  read more

Stone Center Summer Program Applications Now Open

January 10th, 2020

Applications for the Stone Center summer programs in Cuba, Brazil, and Guatemala are now open to Tulane and non-Tulane students at all levels. Please visit…  read more

Desigualdad y descontento social en América Latina

January 8th, 2020

Es posible que no estemos midiendo bien la inequidad. Mientras esto ocurra tendremos una mirada parcial y sesgada Nora Lustig A raíz de la oleada…  read more

Venezuela's Opposition Finds an Air Pocket

January 8th, 2020

But its best hope of unseating an illegal regime still lies at the negotiating table. Mac Margolis For months now, Venezuelan politics has been trapped…  read more

The Latin American Library welcomes three recipients of the 2019 - 2020 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowship

January 7th, 2020

The Latin American Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-2020 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowship. Out of 52 applications from 11 different countries…  read more

Teaching Latin America at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference

December 19th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Last month, the Latin American Resource Center (LARC) participated in the National Council for…  read more

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Bate Papo! Primavera 2020--NOW ONLINE!

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Bate Papo will now be held virtually! Join the conversation!

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 9:30 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Pebbles Center Launches Virtual La hora del cuento/Story Time

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Join us every Thursday at 3 PM CST for a live reading of books in Spanish from the Pebbles collection. Books from this collection share stories of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latinx community in the U.S. The Pebbles collection is a collaborative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library. Author and educator, Andrea Olatunji shares the latest top Spanish language picture books. Originally scheduled to share her work at the Tulane Book Festival (cancelled due to COVID-19), she is now jumping online to help young readers explore Latin America in Spanish from home. Check out her work www.cuentacuento.com to learn more.

Make sure to ‘like’ The Pebbles Center on Facebook to receive updates. This program takes place live on this Facebook page.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, APRIL 29, 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community.