Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Not My Life: Human Trafficking Symposium

November 3rd, 2013
5:00-8:30pm, doors at 4:30pm

Zeitguist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Event sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Orleans.

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$10 for student members and partners, $15 for members and partners, and $20 for the general public.

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This three-part symposium starts with a screening of Not My Life, a documentary about the unspeakable horrors of modern day child slavery directed by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close. For a look at the trailer and some of the feedback that the film has garnered, follow the link.

Following the film, Holly L. Wiseman, a former attorney with the Department of Justice who prosecuted the first case brought under the US human trafficking act, and Dr. Laura Murphy, head of the New Orleans Human Trafficking Working Group, will speak. This portion will include discussions about both human trafficking around the globe and suggestions for individuals on combating this problem.

The symposium closes with a dinner reception featuring representatives from local organizations working both directly and indirectly to end human trafficking. Audience members will have the opportunity to talk with these representatives about ways to help in the global fight against human trafficking.

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For the original event posting on The World Affairs Council of New Orlean’s website, click here.







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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

La convocatoria será publicada en agosto 2014.

Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

Call for papers coming in August 2014.