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April 12th, 2011
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall
Join the World Affairs Council of New Orleans (WACNO) for an educational panel discussion on the social and legal issues facing our new immigrant community in a post-Katrina world!
Panelists will speak on legal and socio-cultural issues new immigrants in the New Orleans area face, focusing on the contributions of new immigrants and their culture to the rebuilding of New Orleans. There will be a Q&A session after completion of the panel’s presentations.
Moderator: Jimmy Huck
Panelists: Marvin Clifford, Martin Gutierrez, Laila Hlass, M. Isabel Medina, Vanessa Spinazola
The event is free to the public (suggested donation = $1- $5).
Seating is limited, reserve your spot early. To register, visit “http://www.wacno.org” to be taken to our online ticketing system.
For more information, please contact WACNO at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by WACNO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies
WACNO is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to presenting diverse views on a variety of international topics to the Greater New Orleans Area
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- Grete Viddal joins the Stone Center as a Zemurray Stone Postdoctoral Fellow
- Changemaker Institute
- Stone Center Welcomes Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Professor Susan Thomas
- From the New Wave "Lighten up"
- From the New Wave "Brazilian activist leads push for democratic reforms"
- Latin American Library Welcomes Back its Collections: A New Wave Article
- Social Work Practice in Cuba with Odalys de la Luz González Jubán
- Photographic Exhibit "Culto a la Muerte"
- CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FILMMAKER LUIS HERNÁNDEZ DE LA PEÑA
- Populism & Pragmatism in Chavista Venezuela: The Pluses and Minuses of Social and Economic Programs
- Bate Papo! Practice Your Portuguese
- Deborah Lawrence Lecture: Tropical Forests and Climate Change
- Workshop: Applying for Grants and Fellowships
- Racismo vs. socialismo: Un conflicto fuera de lugar (Guest Speaker Robert Zurbano)
- La Habana Vieja: Una ciudad viva (A Talk by Eusebio Leal)
- Repression and Street Protests: Behavioral Underpinnings of Backlash Movements
- MARI Brown Bag: Evan Parker "The Middle Preclassic of the Puuc Maya: Preliminary Excavations at Paso del Macho, Yucatan, Mexico"
- Que Pasa Fest 2015
- Dietary Transitions and Food Security: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in Brazil and Nicaragua
- MARI Brown Bag: Maxime Lamoureux St. Hilaire "Changes and Continuities at the La Corona Regal Palace during the Late-Late Classic Period"
- La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown
- Fall Kite Festival
- Giancarlo Mazzanti Talk: From the Factory to the Toy
- Sociology Colloquium Series: "Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor?"
- Latin American Library Open House
Que Pasa Fest 2015
Cervantes FundaciÃ³n Hispanoamericana de Arte (Cervantes Hispanic-American Arts Foundation) and Hispanic Flavor Productions are proud to announce the fifth annual Que Pasa Fest 2015. With the support of sponsors and businesses, this festival is an extension of the Latin cultural TV show, “Â¿Que Pasa New Orleans? (What’s Up New Orleans?) and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month highlighting exciting Latin music and Hispanic heritage and culture.
Que Pasa Fest 2015 is scheduled to be a six-day festival filled with music and dance and will be held at various locations throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Festivities will begin Monday, October 5 at the New Orleans Mexican Consulate and culminate with its FREE outdoor festival for the whole family on Saturday, October 10, at the Al Copeland Meadow Concert area in Lafreniere Park, in Metairie, Louisiana. All of the other events during the week will also be FREE for the community.The artist line-up for this year includes local Cuban artists, Piky Mendizabal (visual arts), Alexey Marti (Latin Jazz), Javier Olondo (classical guitar), AsheSon (Cuban traditional music), William Sabourin (filmmaker) and Tomas Montoya (ethnologist and curator). Other local artists include New Orleans’ KARMA, AsheSon, Aurelio Gonzalez & Dance Group Raices, Dile Que NOLA, Lisbeth Pedroso, Jee Yeoun Ko, Michael Pellera, Hector Gallardo, Pupi Menes, Jose “Pepe” Coloma, Tony Dizant, Johnny Marcia, and Jorge Perez. International artists include Jorge Luis Prats, Descemer Bueno and Timbalive.
For more information and a detailed schedule, visit the festival website.
Celebración Latina 2015
Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 11 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. CelebraciÃ³n Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.
Check out these pictures of past celebraciones latinas!
CelebraciÃ³n Latina is presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union. Children’s artwork on display provided by 1st Grade students in the ReNew Cultural Arts Academy Expanded Day Program.
CelebraciÃ³n Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!
For more information please visit the Audubon website.
CAPITAL ONE PERFORMANCE PAVILION
2015 ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP
Racismo vs. socialismo: Un conflicto fuera de lugar (Guest Speaker Robert Zurbano)
“Racism vs. Socialism: A conflict out of place. Mapping the Cuban Racial Debate, Internal Colonialism, and the New Racist Economy”
Roberto Zurbano Torres (1965) is a writer and essayist, cultural critic, and anti-racism activist. He is the author of the books Elogio del lector (1990), RamÃ³n Rubiera: un astro ilusorio (1992), PoÃ©tica de los noventa: Ganancias de la expresiÃ³n (1994), Los estados nacientes: Literatura cubana y postmodernidad (1996), and essays such as Raza, literatura y naciÃ³n: el triÃ¡ngulo invisible del siglo XX cubano, El rap cubano: un discurso hambriento de realidad and Cuba 2012: Doce dificultades para enfrentar los neo-racismos. He is a two-time winner of the DADOR, a Cultural Journalism award, and the Medal for National Culture. His works have appeared in Temas, La Gaceta, Universidad de La Habana, La Letra del Escriba, Casa de las AmÃ©ricas, Catauro, Movimiento, Afrohispanic Review, Meridional, and the New York Times.
Zurbano works at the Centro de Investigaciones Literarias at the Casa de las AmÃ©ricas. He has given lectures all around Latin America as well as Europe, specializing in popular culture, race, music, and black writers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through his work in activism he recently founded the Proyecto Pichon Haitien, which promotes the contributions of Haitian immigrants to Cuban national culture. He is a member of the UNEAC, LASA, and ArticulaciÃ³n Regional Afrodescendiente de AmÃ©rica Latina y el Caribe, CapÃtulo Cubano (ARAAC).
This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be given in Spanish. Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute. For questions email ccsi_at_tulane.edu.
Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop
Algiers Regional Public Library
Day of the Dead is often perceived as a tradition symbolized by Katrina skeletons, pan de muertos, papel picado, and altars constructed during November 1 -3. This workshop is developed through a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant to help celebrated the diversity of this tradition across Latin America. Specialists from Guatemala and Anthropologists from Tulane University will share the rich history of the tradition across the Americas highlighting the tradition in Guatemala. Scholars and artists from Guatemala will present the differences and similarities of this tradition with the one celebrated in Mexico. Participants will learn about the importance of kites and food during the celebration of the dead in Guatemala.
Participants will receive:
- Teaching materials
- Certificate of Completion
La Habana Vieja: Una ciudad viva (A Talk by Eusebio Leal)
Eusebio Leal Spengler, (Havana, Cuba, 1942), is the historian of the city of Havana, director of the restoration program of Old Havana and its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Deputy to the National Assembly of the Popular Power in the IV, V, and VI Legislature, and the Ambassador of Good Will of the United Nations. He holds a Master’s degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and Cuban Studies, and a doctorate in Historical Sciences, both from the University of Havana. He is President of the Commission of Monuments in the City of Havana, and a specialist in Archeological Sciences.
Dr. Leal’s talk, presented in Spanish, will outline the decades-long process of restoring the historic core of Old Havana and the challenges of maintaining a balance between historical preservation and social restoration.
This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be in Spanish and a translation to English will be provided. Reception to follow in Woodward Way.
Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute. For questions email ccsi_at_tulane.edu.
CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FILMMAKER LUIS HERNÁNDEZ DE LA PEÑA
Gloria, a short film (17 minutes in length) features an unassuming family man who drives public transportation by day and sings the hits at a drag cabaret by night.
The film will be screened twice during the film festival, October 16 at 8:45 PM and October 19 at 12:00 PM. Visit the Film Festival website for more information and a schedule.