Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LAGO 2016 Graduate Conference: Liberalism and its Discontents

January 28th, 2016 - January 29th, 2016

Join the Latin American Graduate Organization for their annual graduate conference happening this Thursday and Friday, January 28th-January 29th. This year’s theme is “Liberalism and its Discontents”. For a detailed schedule, please visit

Conference Highlights:
Organizing and Action: Detention Centers and the Prison Industrial Complex
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
Part of LAGO‘€™s annual graduate conference, ‘€œOrganizing and Action: Detention Centers and the Prison Industrial Complex‘€ is an evening of dialogue that brings together organizers, activists, educators, and artists to speak about the problem of mass incarceration as it affects different communities in New Orleans.

FRIDAY TOUR of the Latin American Library Special Collections: 2:15-3:30
RSVP required. Please email with your name, institution, and research interests by Thursday, Jan. 28th at 5:00pm. The Latin American Library is on the 4th floor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

‘€œLiberalism, Human Rights and the Politics of Exclusion‘€ by Dr. Elliott Young
Location: Jones Hall 100/Greenleaf Conference Room

Come enjoy free Cuban food (Congreso Cubano), live music (Los Po-Boy-Citos), and drinks in our patio outside Jones Hall.


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Upcoming Events

Reading Latina Voices Online Book Group for High School Educators

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This spring 2021 we invite all K-12 educators to join us once a month in an online book group. This past year has been a challenging one for everyone but especially K-12 educators. Sign up and join us as we explore the stories of women confronting identity as Latinas in the United States. Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, AfterCLASS and the New Orleans Public Library partner to host this online book group. The books selected are recognized by the Américas Award and focus on the Latina experience. The group begins with the work of award-winning author and poet, Elizabeth Acevedo who will speak in a unique online format on March 23rd presented by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Newcomb Institute.

  • B) Free – you find your own copies of the books at your local library.


Reading Schedule – Thursdays at 6:00 PM CST

  • February 11 – Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • March 18 – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • April 15 – American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • May 13 – The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Sponsored by AfterCLASS and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the New Orleans Public Library.

Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

This year, we provide participants the opportunity to participate in the institute as a blended synchronous learning cohort from June 14 – 25. The institute will focus on team-building, cross-disciplinary connections and curriculum development.

Synchronous Learning Cohort June 14 – 25, 2021
Registration fee: $15. All synchronous activities occur between 4 – 7 pm CST Monday through Friday.

  • pre-workshop materials and resources sent to your home
  • copy of book of poetry by Jorge Argueta
  • pre-workshop reading assignments (approximately 4-6 hours of coursework)
  • asynchronous lectures by faculty (lectures posted up to two weeks before institute discussion)
  • synchronous class discussion (2 – 3 hours Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 7 pm CST)
  • final reflection paper/pedagogical assignment

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING COHORT Early registration is now open and will end on May 3, 2021. Early registration is $15. Starting May 4 registration will increase to $30. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.