Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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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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Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and 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 please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.