Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Area Studies & Outreach in Social Studies

November 10th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

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Tulane University

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Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom
November 10-11, 2015

A working meeting sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, and the Boston University Africa Studies Center. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration.

The meeting will take place at Tulane University’s uptown campus before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards. If you plan to attend NCSS, you must register directly on their website here.

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Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 203

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

9:00 am – 9:45
Introduction
Tom Reese, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Valerie McGinley, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Strategic Partnerships

9:45 – 10:30
From an Initiative to a Partnership – Internationalizing K-14 Curricula
Elizabeth Saenz-Ackerman, Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies
Molly Aufdermauer, Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies

10:30 – 11:15
Forum on International Education and Leadership Development
Kathy Ayers, University of Pittsburgh, European Studies Center
Veronica Dristas, University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center

11:15 – 11:30
Break

11:30 – 12:15
Reading Across Cultures: Selecting the Best from Africa, the Middle East & Latin America
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Barbara Brown, Boston University, African Studies Center
Chris Rose, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

12:15 – 12:30
Discussions

12:30 – 1:45
Lunch

Telling the Story

1:45 – 2:30
Telling the Story Using External Grants that Extend Title VI Outreach to K-16 Communities
Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine, Canada/America Center
Amy Sotherden, SUNY Plattsburg, Center for the Study of Canada
Tina Storer, Western Washington University, Center for Canadian American Studies

2:30 – 3:15
High School to College to Career: Considering Area Studies & Language as Your Major
Sarah Ripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies
Nancy Heingartner, UW -Madison, Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, & Central Asia

3:15 – 3:30
Break

3:30 – 4:15
Bridging Invisible Gaps by “Telling Stories” Teaching Cuba in Miami in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom
Liesl Picard, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
Koree Hood, Palmer Trinity School
Gayle Lasater Pagnoni and Aldo Regalado, Palmer Trinity School
Laura Massa, Palmer Trinity School

4:15 – 4:30
Responding to Breaking News for K-12 Educational Outreach
Barbara Brown, Boston University, African Studies Center

4:30 – 4:45
Discussions

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Evaluation and Assessment

9:00 am – 9:15
Evaluating the Impact of Title VI Programs at The University of Minnesota with Ripple Effect Mapping
Deborah Jane, University of Minnesota, European Studies Consortium

9:15 – 10:00
Innovative Strategies for Infusing Evaluation into K-16 Global Outreach Programs
Alexandra Holmgren, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Center for European Studies
Emma Harver, Duke-University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Consortium for Middle East Studies
Elizabeth Bucrek, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Center for Global Initiatives

10:00 – 10:15
Discussions

10:15 – 10:30
Break

Innovative Resource Design and Access

10:30 – 10:45
Transatlantic Educators Dialogue
Sebnem Ayse Ozkan, University of Illinois, European Union Center
Jeremie Smith, University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies

10:45 – 11:30
Innovative Uses of Technology for K12 Outreach
Karen Goldman, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Latin American Studies
Diana Shemenski, University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies

11:30 – 11:45
Break

11:45 – 12:00
Twitter Applications for Outreach Specialists: A Practical Overview
Jamie Lee Marks, Vanderbilt University, Center for Latin American Studies

12:00 – 12:15
Digital Delivery of K-12 Professional Development by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
Roberta Martin, Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Travel & Outreach

12:15 – 12:30
The Bridging Cultures Initiative
Jeremie Smith, University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion

1:00 PM
CLOSING LUNCH

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Sponsors also include the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, and the Boston University Africa Studies Center.

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Louisiana Archaeological Society to host talk by Francisco Estrada-Belli on the use of LiDAR in Maya archaelology

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The Louisiana Archaeological Society/Delta Chapter guest speaker series will be hosting Francisco Estrada-Belli, Research Assistant Professor in the Tulane University Department of Anthropology and the Middle American Research Institute for a talk titled The Scaling Factor: How Lidar Technology is Changing our views on Maya Agriculture and Settlement.

A new quantitative analysis of LiDAR data on agricultural features and settlement carried out since 2016 by a consortium of scholars working in Guatemala has generated a series of baseline facts on how much land was available for cultivation and how much land was developed by diverting water, terracing and other geoengineering methods. These data are coupled to more accurate population estimates on a scale that had never been attained before. The results of the study, co-led by Marcello Canuto, Thomas Garrison, and myself are now being published in “Science*:https://www.sciencemag.org/. Francisco Estrada-Belli will present an overview of the results with particular attention to his area of study, the Holmul region, where we made many unexpected finds.

Parking can be found along St. Charles Avenue, Walnut Street, Calhoun Street, and Loyola Avenue.

For additional questions, please visit the Louisiana Archaeological Society’s Delta Chapter event page.

Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.