Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

GENTE presents Latin American Independence Day Events

September 14th, 2011 - September 16th, 2011

Networking Reception to follow with Tulane Alumni Special Guest Speaker: Robert Freeland, Tulane Alum ’76 Reiss Room, Lavin Bernick Center (LBC), Tulane University, 6:00 pm Mr. Freeland will be presenting on the significance of the Latin American Independence movement while touching on major battles such as Ayacucho, the last battle of South American Independence. In the inspirational words of Sucre before heading into battle:
  • “¡Soldados!, de los esfuerzos de hoy depende la suerte de América del Sur; otro día de gloria va a coronar vuestra admirable constancia. ¡Soldados!: ¡Viva el Libertador! ¡Viva Bolívar, Salvador del Perú!.”
  • “Greetings! the fate of South America depends on your efforts today; another day of glory will crown your admirable perseverance. Greetings!: Long live the Liberator! Long live Bolivar, Salvador of Peru.”

Round Table Discussion on “what do independence celebrations inspire in Latin Americans under the current issues they face?”
Facilitator: Diana Soto, Stone Center PhD student
Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6 PM, LBC G04

Water Balloon Reenactment of a Latin American Independence Battle Friday Sept. 16th 12 noon, LBC Quad

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit


  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation


  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.


Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.