Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Black Resistance in an Age of Revolution

October 13th, 2011 - October 15th, 2011

Location
Tulane University

A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of the 1811 Slave Uprising in Territorial Louisiana

In January of 1811 hundreds of enslaved Africans and African-Americans living west of New Orleans launched the largest slave rebellion in the history of North America and the United States. Although this revolutionary struggle failed and dozens of people were summarily tried and executed in the aftermath, the 1811 Rebellion was an emblematic event that occurred in the midst of an age of revolutionary change for enslaved African-descended peoples through the Americas, marked most significantly by the success of the Haitian revolution (1791-1804). In collaboration with Destrehan Plantation (a significant site in the 1811 rebellion), the River Road Historical Society and the New Orleans African American Museum, Tulane University will host a series of events to raise the awareness of this major historical event.

Thursday, Oct 13
Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University
3:00-5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct 14
Opening Session: 1811 Louisiana Slave Uprising
Keynote Presentation: Haiti, Louisiana and Beyond: the Importance of Slave Rebellion in African-American History Professor Maurice Jackson,
Georgetown University
100 Jones Hall, Tulane University
9:30-11:00 a.m. 11:30-1:00 p.m. 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 15
Slave Rebellion in the 1790s Caribbean Women, Gender and Slave Rebellion
Regional Impact of the Haitian Revolution
East Regional Branch, Saint Charles Parish Library 160 West Campus Drive, Destrehan (adjacent to plantation)
11:30-1:30 p.m. Slave Rebels in History and Memory

For more information: 1811uprising@tulane.edu or 504-865-5162

Sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane Department of History, and the Newcomb College Institute.

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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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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
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

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • 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

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • 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.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.