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November 13th, 2013
Ixnal Cuma Chávez, a scholar and teacher of the Kaqchikel Maya language from Guatemala, visits Tulane as the native speaker for Kaqchikel language classes. Her visits not only help Tulane students learn Kaqchikel and about the highland Guatemalan Maya Culture, but also exposes local school children to these traditions. While she is here in New Orleans, Ixnal visits local schools to teach students about the modern Maya.
So far during this year's visit, Ixnal visited two schools, a Kindergarten class at Lusher Charter School, and first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade classes at the Southeastern Louisiana Lab School in Hammond, LA, where she spoke with more than 80 students! Ixnal exposes these students to Mayan languages, culture, dress, traditions, and beliefs. She tells students about these traditions and takes part in crafts and other activities. At Lusher, the students colored glyphs from the Maya calendar before learning how the calendar works by embodying the glyphs themselves in the 20 day calendar. In Hammond, students had already been learning about the Maya from their art teacher, Denise Tullier Holly, who was one of the authors of LARC's new curriculum about the modern Maya. Ixnal's visit helped students understand what they had been learning in class and exposed them to the language and dress of highland Guatemala. During last year’s visit Ixnal and her sister, a Maya Day Keeper, performed a Maya ceremony at Metairie Park Country Day School for a Spanish class taught by Ellen Cohen, another author of LARC’s new curriculum.
LARC has several resources for teaching students about the Maya, including a new curriculum on the modern Maya in Guatemala, and several other resources about the ancient Maya. The annual Maya Teacher Workshop is also approaching, held in conjunction with the Tulane Maya Symposium so for teachers interested in learning more about the Maya or how to integrate information on the Maya into the classroom, these are all great resources. Local schools are also invited to Tulane’s uptown campus to visit the Middle American Research Institute where the exhibit, Faces of the Maya is currently on display. Please contact MARI directly to arrange for an educational tour of the exhibit for your classrooms. Call (504) 865-5110 or email email@example.com.
Ixnal at the Southeast Louisiana Lab School
The 2012 visit to Metairie Park Country Day
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- "The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders: The Cases of Argentina and Uruguay"
- The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho
- The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial
- Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
- Art Syncopation
- MARI Brown Bag: Rebecca Hill and Erlend Johnson
- Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today
- Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero
- Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world
- MARI Brown Bag: Keith Eppich, "Maya Ceramics and the Maya Collapse: the last three centuries of the potting tradition at el Perú-Waka', Guatemala."
- Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution - Dr. Claudio Lomnitz
- Guest Lecture: "Listen to you. Public Hearings at the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation."
- MARI Brown Bag: Viola König
- Roundtable: Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn
- Paolo Spadoni: Cuba's Socialist Economy Today
- Summer 2014 K-12 Teacher Grant
- Katy Henderson awarded Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowship
- Cuban Ambassador Visits Tulane
- Tulane alumnus elected president of Costa Rica
- CEQ paper published in special issue of Public Finance Review
- Eduardo Silva Invited to Two Presentations: Quito, Ecuador
- Ludovico Feoli discusses upcoming elections and democracy in Central America
- 2014 Maya Symposium Informs Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts about Travel in the Ancient Maya World
The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial
Kátia Felipini, Coordinator, São Paulo Resistance Memorial, will give a talk entitled “The Right to Memory: The Making of São Paulo's Resistance Memorial.” The talk will be in Portuguese.
The Resistance Memorial is Brazil's first national memorial dedicated to preserving memories of the political resistance and repression that occurred during the civil-military dictatorship that governed the country from 1964 to 1985. Kátia Felipini, who participated as a museologist in developing the memorial and now serves as its coordinator, will discuss the complex process of the memorial's creation and the lessons it offers for other sites in Brazil and around the world. This lecture will be given in Portuguese.
Sponsored by the Center for Scholars, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb-Tulane College, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. For more information please contact Rebecca Atencio (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho
Anderson da Mata, an Assistant Professor of literary theory at Universidade de Brasília, will give a talk entitled “The Traveler and the Ethnographic Ethos in the work of Juan José Saer and Bernardo Carvalho.” The talk will be given in Portuguese.
Anderson da Mata is an Assistant Professor of literary theory at the Universidade de Brasília and author of O silêncio das crianças: representações da infância na narrativa brasileira contemporânea (Londrina: EDUEL, 2010).
"The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders: The Cases of Argentina and Uruguay"
Ivan Schuliaquer, a visiting student scholar from Argentina working on his doctoral dissertation, will present a talk entitled, “The Media Operations and Communication Policies of Latin American Leftist Leaders.”
The leftist governments of Frente Amplio in Uruguay and of the Kirchners in Argentina share the viewpoint that large media conglomerates play an oppositional role in their respective countries. However, there is significant variation in the ways that both governments have organized their media operations and established communication policies. The presentation develops a comparative analysis of the two cases to explore the factors that shape the relationship between media and political leaders in the region.
For more information please contact Ivan Schuliaquer, email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.
For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.
For the event flyer, click here.
The Pebbles Center turns 10!
The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!
Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.
El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.
Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.
Photo by Nina Menconi.
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.
Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.
Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.