Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Discovering Panamá at the Library!

November 15th, 2016

The Latin American Resource Center and the Center for Global Education hosted a series of events about Panamá at the Pebbles Center. These events, held both at the Children’s Resource Center and Algiers Regional branches of the New Orleans Public Library, exposed the community to the diverse culture and history of Panamá. The program was made possible by a visiting group of K-12 teachers from the country who were in New Orleans as part of the Panamá Bilingüe initiative between the U.S. and Panamanian governments.

During these interactive events, participants learned about Panamanian folktales, including La leyenda de la india dormida (The Legend of the Sleeping Indian) and La cucarachita mandinga (Mandinga, the Little Cockroach), and traditional Panamanian dance and culture. These activities were accompanied by crafts and dancing!

These programs were a great opportunity to learn more about Panamá and the diversity of cultures in Latin America. If you are interested in learning about Panamá, another group of teachers will be visiting us in January. Follow the Pebbles Center on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new events.

Visit LARC’s Flickr page to see photos from the event.

Panama + People
Thomas F. Reese
SCLAS Executive Director. Professor - Art History