Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Bate Papo!

February 19th, 2016
1-2 PM

Location
LBC Patio- Pocket Park

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: bolo de aipim
Join us for a lunchtime chat! You bring lunch, we’ll provide sobremesa.

For more information For more information contact Edie, ewolfe@tulane.edu or Megwen, mloveles@tulane.edu. Sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

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Life, Love, and Labor of African Descendants in Late-Colonial Veracruz: An Analysis of the 1791 Census

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Join us at the Stone Center for this public lecture by Dr. Beau D.J. Gaitors, Assistant Professor at Winston Salem State University.

In the port city of Veracruz in 1791, African descendants represented thirty-five percent of the population whose race was identified and roughly twenty-five percent of the overall population according to the census of 1791. Employing the census of 1791, this presentation goes beyond the numeric representation of African descendants in the port city of Veracruz. Instead, it demonstrates how the 1791 census affords an opportunity for a complex analysis of African descendants in Veracruz in terms of race, occupation and marital status (among other aspects). This presentation engages these characteristics to view the position of African descendants in a late-colonial urban context in Mexico and details how the methodological use of census records has broader implications for other regions and time periods.

Beau D.J. Gaitors is an assistant professor of history in the Department of History, Politics, & Social Justice at Winston-Salem State University. His research focuses on the African diaspora with a particular emphasis on the social, political, and economic contributions of African descendants during the transition to independence in Mexico. He received his PhD from Tulane University (2017) in the Department of History. He received his M.A. in History from Purdue University (2010). Dr. Gaitors holds a B.A. in International Relations and a B.A. in Africana Studies from Brown University (2008). He received a Fulbright fellowship (COMEXUS 2013-2014) to conduct archival research for his current book project on African descendants in nineteenth-century Mexico and served as a postdoctoral fellow through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity. His current manuscript project engages the position of African descendants in the port city of Veracruz through the lens of mobility, citizenship, and belonging in the nascent nation.

Study Abroad Fair

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The Tulane Study Abroad Fair showcases the study abroad opportunities that are available to Tulane students, while also highlighting the experiences of study abroad alumni, international students and visiting exchange students. Come to the Study Abroad fair to visit with representatives from programs around the world as well as Tulane departments and faculty that run international programs.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be there to showcase our three summer abroad opportunities: Summer in Cuba, Summer in Brazil, and Mayan Language Institute.

Latin American Writers Series: Gabriela Wiener

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Tulane Visiting Scholar and Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán interviews Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reune a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the author

Gabriela Wiener, born in Lima, has published multiple collections of chronicles, including Sexografias (2008), Llamada Perdida (2009), Nueve Lunas (2015), and Dicen de mí (2017), as well as one of poetry, Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu (2014). The English translation of her first book, Sexographies, was released in 2018. Her writing also regularly appears in periodicals in Europe, South America, and the United States. In 2018, Wiener shared the IPYS Premio Nacional de Periodismo in Peru with Diego Salazar for Una historia de terror en París a piece exposing the sex crimes of poet Reynaldo Naranjo.

Screening of Havana, From on High at the New Orleans Film Festival

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The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is proud to sponsor two screenings of Havana, From on High at the New Orleans Film Festival.

THURS OCT 17 | 12:30PM | THE RANCH THEATER AT CAC
TUES OCT 22 | 3:45PM | TUBI THEATER AT CAC

Film Description

The sun rises over Havana, Cuba, and awakens not just a city, but the people who live on its rooftops. Amidst poverty and dilapidated buildings left by the Special Period‘€“the worst economic crisis the country has ever seen‘€“lie people with a deep love for the city and their towering views. Through sun-soaked visuals and interviews with rooftop dwellers, we get a sense of their hopes, history, and the reality of living in Cuba post‘€“Special Period. What begins as a portrait of everyday life becomes an exploration of the effects of socio-economic disarray and increased foreign influence on a fiercely independent nation. Despite their adversity and separation from the world, the rooftop dwellers of Havana, like all others, search for happiness.

The Stone Center will be offering a limited number of free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stay tuned for announcements on how to redeem these tickets.

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Sementes de maracujá.

Achieving Dreams Fashion Show

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The Achieving Dreams Fashion Show aims to present and share the clothing lines of New Orleans-based Garifuna Zechor Fashion with a diverse range of communities. This company is committed to creating unique designs in a wide range of sizes, featuring bright colors and patterns, which for the Garifuna people represent happiness and celebration of their Afro-Indigenous culture. This event is organized and sponsored by Teresa Morales, the founder and director of Zechor Fashion, LLC. She is presenting this event with the support of the Zechor Fashion team, an extended network of friends and family. The featured presenter will be cultural producer and filmmaker Sarah K. Borealis, who is a Stone Center alumna.

VIP Tickets: $30
Regular Admission: $25
Tickets can be purchased over the phone – call 504-470-6552 to reach Aribela or 832-680-1952 to reach Zechor or here.

Teresa Rochez is originally from Honduras. She was born in the community of La Ensenada, near Tela, in the Honduran Department of Atlantida. When she was a child, Teresa dreamed of becoming a model, but because she was teased for her short stature, she left this dream behind. At the age of 19 years, she migrated to the United States in search of new opportunities and began to nurture her passion for fashion. She started by designing clothes primarily for her friends and family, but eventually began to receive and fulfill international orders from her native Honduras as well as from throughout the United States. Her dream is to keep on developing and evolving her brand with the same impulse for success she derives from her experience as a Garifuna, Latina, Honduran immigrant in the United States. You can find Teresa Rochez and her designs on Instagram (@zechorrochez) and Facebook (Rochez Zechor).

For more information visit the Facebook Page.