Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Beyond Baianidade: Afro-Brazilian Cultural and Social Movements in Salvador da Bahia

October 29th, 2015 - November 12th, 2015
3:30 PM

Location
Newcomb Hall 16
Herbert Hall 201

Fall Lecture Series:

Patricia de Santana Pinho
‘€œAfrican American Roots Tourism in Brazil: Encounters in Sameness, Difference, Solidarity, and Inequality‘€

Thursday October 29, 3:30-pm, Newcomb Hall 16
Patricia de Santana Pinho is Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies at SUNY-Albany. She is the author of Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia (Duke University Press, 2010), an expanded edition of Reinvenções da África na Bahia, which received an Honorary Award from LASA‘€™s Premio Iberoamericano for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and the humanities in Spanish or Portuguese.

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
“Black Women Mobilizing Intersectionality in Urban Land Rights Struggles in Brazil”
Thursday November 12, 3:30pm, 201 Hebert Hall

Keisha-Khan Perry is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), which received the National Women‘€™s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize in 2014.

Kim D. Butler
“Blocos Afros and Black Power in Bahia, Brazil”

Tuesday November 17, 3:30 pm, Newcomb Hall 16

Kim Butler is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of
Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador (Rutgers University Press, 1998), which received the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History from the American Historical Association and the Letitia Woods Brown Publication Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians.

Co-sponsored by the Duren Professorship Program of Newcomb-Tulane College, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Africana Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Tulane University. Free and open to the public. Contact Christopher Dunn for more information cjdunn@tulane.edu

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Pre-Columbian Civilizations K-16 Educator Series

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Pre-Columbian Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: 6-8, 9-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Pre-Columbian civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian civilization, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute ‘€” Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, May 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community. Date TBD

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.