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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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

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.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.