Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Afro-Latin Xpressions

March 25th, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jones Hall Patio

Afro-Latin Xpressions will be held on Wednesday, March 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on the Jones Hall Patio. The event will include traditional Garifuna style dancing and music, as well as performances by a Dominican artist, Jose Fermin Ceballos, who will play traditional Dominican dance styles.

From a garifuna (Afro-Honduran community) group of performers dancing the traditional Punta dance style, to an Orisha (Afro-Cuban Santeria) lyrical workshop, this evening of expressions will engage and allow us to all take part in a truly unique and multi-national experience. The evening does not end there! Join us in dancing and enjoying the music of our local Dominican artist, Jose Fermin Ceballos and his band—performing bachata, merengue, son, and much more! ?

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La Hora del Cuento: Summer Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This summer, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday April 28 until Saturday, August 25. Children and parents welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, May 5
2:30 PM

Saturday, June 2
2:30 PM

Saturday, July 7
2:30 PM

Saturday, August 4
2:30 PM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, April 28
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Saturday, May 26
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Saturday, June 30
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Saturday, July 28
12:00 PM

Saturday, August 25
12:00 PM

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

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The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs celebrates 25 years of the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. This year marks the 25th year 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 and provide advice 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.