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Podcast  Immigrants, English and Enforcement in New Orleans

In the years since Katrina, Spanish-speaking Latinos new to New Orleans face many challenges, ranging from everyday wage theft to systemic detention politics. Mid-City’s First…  read more

Podcast  Stories of Migration

Hear three different migration stories and learn more about the complexity behind the many different reasons Latinos leave their home to migrate to the United…  read more

Podcast  Roots of Capoeira

Produced by Andrew Bankston, Bryn Mariani, and Eric Rawls as part of their service learning project in spring semester 2011. This five minute podcast explores…  read more

Podcast  Discovering Brazil in your Local Community

This podcast was produced by Brian Grober, a Social Media Vista at Tulane’s Center for Public Service during the spring 2011 semester. The podcast explores…  read more

Video  Stone Center for Latin American Studies Showcased at NCSS

The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) selected Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies as a leading center on research and Latin American…  read more

Podcast  Fighting Crime Involves Cultural Outreach Among Hispanic Community

Produced by Dinah Bakeer and Collen Billiot November 2010 as part of their service learning project in conjunction with their International Relations course. With the…  read more

Podcast  Communication and Culture Hinder AIDS Awareness in the New Orleans Community

Produced by Juliet Harris and Molly Mattesky November 2010 as part of their service learning project in conjunction with their International Relations course. With the…  read more

Podcast  Engaging Local Business Community with Latin America

Produced by Joe Steed and David Cisneros, November 2010 as part of their service learning project associated with their International Relations course. With the help…  read more

Podcast  New Orleans Community Improves Access to Healthcare for Latinos

Elton Duncan and Liz Thullen produced this podcast as part of their service learning project in Professor Casey Love’s International Relations course. With the help…  read more

Podcast  Leaving Brazil: One woman's pursuit of education in the U.S.

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on Latin American immigration, Lauren Toppenberg. This project was created as a service learning…  read more

Podcast  In Their Own Words

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on immigration, Dan Demeules, Kerry Spence, and Veronica Cordova. Their project was created as…  read more

Podcast  Immigration and the Family

This audio podcast was produced by the spring 2010 student researchers on immigration, James Gilbert, Elyse Toplin and Nain Martinez. Their project was created as…  read more

Video  Pebbles Center Presents Saltimbanqui from Mexico

The Pebbles Center, Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Calliope Puppets and the New Orleans Jazz & Hertiage Foundation sponsored a week long visit by…  read more

Podcast  Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Produced by Tyler Gibson and Andrew Grindinger in November 2009, this podcast explores the complex issues facing children of undocumented immigrants.  read more

Podcast  A Rising Political Fifth Column? Mexican Immigrants in the United States

Tom Davis and Dave Averill produced this 10 minute podcast November 2009. This podcast explores the potential of a rising fifth column undermining local government.  read more

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Call For Papers- Haiti: Paradoxes, Contraditions, Intersections in the Making of a People

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Haitian Studies Association’s 29th Annual Conference

The Haitian Studies Association will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, a site that offers scholars a look at how the “making of the people” occurs outside of the geopolitical spaces associated with a nation-state. Indeed, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 forced not only the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, but also the migration of slaves, slave owners, and free blacks and mulattos between the two former French territories. These movements of people led to the creation of new spaces where migrants linked to an emergent Haiti would become part of a new North American dynamic also characterized by inequalities and exclusion.

The Haitian Studies Association seeks a diverse set of scholarly interrogations of these themes from disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. We are especially interested in fully constituted panels, and will prioritize panels that speak directly to our themes and attempt an interdisciplinary dialogue.

Panel and roundtable proposals are to be no longer than 500 words, clearly listing the individual paper titles and authors. Individual paper abstracts should be around 250 words. Presenters are expected to register for the conference in advance to ensure their names are in the program.

Proposals with be accepted until June 1st, 2017. Fore information regarding the conference and guidelines for proposals, click here.

Somos Nós: Brazil on the Move K-12 Educator Workshop

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LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. The focus of the workshop will be the environment.

Register today!

Check out these photos from the 2015 workshop held in New Orleans.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Brazil and Portuguese to get ready for the workshop!

Please visit the workshop webpage for more information.

K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.