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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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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Teach Central America: Exploring Garifuna Culture

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Sign up by Friday, September 24 to get a copy of the up and coming book Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed which explores the Latinx diaspora.

In honor of Teach Central America Week (October 4 – 10, 2021), Tulane University presents in collaboration with Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia an educator workshop exploring the diversity of Central America. Over the course of three years, we have produced annual summer teacher institutes to enhance the teaching of Central America at the K-16 level. We are excited to continue the professional development series by providing this online panel open to K-16 educators of any subject area.

There are currently over 600,000 Garifuna around the world. Central America has the highest population; 100,000 in Honduras and 8,000 in Nicaragua, which was one of the last settlements in 1912. Guatemala has a small, isolated population which has retained much of the original culture. The United States has the second highest population, with about 100,000 residing in New York City. There are also populations in Chicago, Louisiana, and California. The number in the US increases every year as more people leave Central America. The Carib populations in Central America have almost entirely vanished, so the Garifuna are now considered the last descendants of the Amer-Indian tribes in South America.

Join us Thursday, October 7th for a discussion with three Garifuna writers/artists leading a discussion on Garifuna culture and identity through performance, writing, food and more. Join the conversation to explore new resources and perspectives to incorporate into your teaching on Central America. Participants in this program will explore Garifuna identity through the work of the three writers and cultural scholars. Janel Martinez, Saraciea Fennell and Isha Sumner. Participants will receive a copy of the up and coming WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up by Friday, September 24 to guarantee your copy. REGISTER HERE

Janel Martinez is a writer and the founder of the award-winning blog, Ain’t I Latina? an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinx womanhood. The Bronx, NY native is a frequent public speaker discussing media, culture and identity, as well as diversity at conferences and events for Bloomberg, NBCU, SXSW, Harvard University and more. She’s appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Adweek, Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine, Remezcla and The New York Times. The Honduran-American has been nominated for the 20th Annual Rosoff Award in the 20-Something Category and won the Afro-Latino Festival of New York’s Digital Empowerment Award and, in 2018, was recognized at City Hall by the New York City Council, the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and the Bronx Delegation to the NYC Council for her contributions as a woman of Garifuna descent. Her work will be included in the forthcoming YA anthology, WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED, which will be published in November 2021 by Flatiron Books.

Isha Sumner immigrated to the US at the age of 15, the foundation of her Garifuna ethnicity and culture remains central to her identity and sharing that has been a major part of her life for the past 25 years. As a professional Garifuna dancer, Isha was a member of the International Folkloric Garifuna Ballet of Honduras, which toured throughout Honduras & Europe in the early 1990s. From 1995-2000, she was a member of Wanichagu, a Garifuna dance company based in NYC, and performed at the likes of Lincoln Center and Harvard University. Isha’s passion to perform onstage transitioned to more formal acting and included a featured appearance speaking Garifuna in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2007. In 2016 she completed her Associate‘€™s Degree in acting at William Esper School in Manhattan. With a continued passion to share and preserve her own Garifuna culture, Isha has dedicated much of the past 5 years to documenting Garifuna cuisine in Weiga, Let’s Eat.

Saraceia Fennell is a Brooklyn born Black, Honduran writer from the Bronx and the founder of The Bronx is Reading, and Honduran Garifuna Writers and Friends. She is also a publicist who has worked with many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors. Fennell is board chair of Latinx in Publishing, and on the Advisory Board for People of Color in Publishing. Her forthcoming anthology WILD TONGUES CAN’T BE TAMED will be published by Flatiron Books in November 2021. For more information visit SaracieaFennell.com and follow her on social @sj_fennell.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Sign up by Friday, September 24 to get a copy of their latest book Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed.

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. Hosted by expert instructor Mtro. Gonzalo Ticun (aka Sotz Aq’ab’al), the Oct. 8 session will focus on the creatures that share our homes and lives. Bring your favorite animal friend to join the discussion.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

Americas Award 2021 Online Celebration

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CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles.

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Join the Hispanic Reading Room at the Library of Congress and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) in a virtual celebration of children’s and YA Latin American and Latinx literature. Hear from authors and illustrators amplifying stories and voices from across Latin American and Latinx communities. We invite families, educators, and students to take part in this unique celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month.

This live virtual program will feature award-winning authors Angela Burke Kunkel (Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built), Aida Salazar (Land of the Cranes), and Yamile Saied Méndez (Furia).

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Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

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Join Kaqchikel learners and speakers at all levels to practice your language skills at this bi-monthly conversation table. Nov. 12 is game day with Mtro. Edy Rene Guaján (aka Lajuj B’atz’)! Come prepared to play along and laugh.

Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.

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Link to join: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93988469399?pwd=bkk3eDIzOEhQVjVEV1ZxTHFDTnJvQT09

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas.