Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Spring 2016
Ancient Maya Women, A K-16 Educator Workshop
March 4, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art

LARC, in conjunction with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on women in the ancient Maya world as well as providing activities to introduce into the classroom. Visit the TMS website to register.

Summer 2016
Somos Nós: Infusing Brazil into the Classroom
June 12 – 18, 2016
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese. K-16 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
June 18 – July 2, 2016
Havana, Cuba
Application Deadline: March 28, 2016
This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don‘€™t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Fall 2015
Civil Rights Through the Americas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop
September 17th, 2015
5:30 – 9:00 PM
Busboys & Poets
Washington, DC

CLASP and LARC are partnering to present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the Americas Book Award ceremony. The workshop will explore ways to use these award winning books in the classroom. Check out the event webpage for more information.

Deconstructing Dia de los Muertos in the Classroom
October 7, 2015
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom! Check out the workshop webpage for more information and to register.

Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop
October 16, 2015
5:00 – 7:45 PM
Algiers Regional Branch, New Orleans Public Library
New Orleans, LA

Join LARC in our journey exploring Day of the Dead throughout the Americas by learning about the tradition in Guatemala. Guatemala Day of the Dead traditions include altars and kites. Check out the event webpage to learn more and to register.

NCSS Pre-Conference Clinic – New Orleans, Gateway to the Americas: Trade, History & Globalization
November 12, 2015
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
The Federal Reserve Bank
525 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA

LARC, in conjunction with the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, is presenting a Pre-conference Clinic for the National Council for the Social Studies meetings to be held November 13-15, 2015 in New Orleans. The Pre-conference clinic, will examine the connection between New Orleans and Latin America focusing on New Orleans’ role as a trading center. A great way to examine history, economics, and globalization. Registration for the workshop must be done through NCSS. Learn more about the upcoming conference.

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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.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. 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 reúne 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

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Exhibition Opening and Reception

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group and The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invite you to an exhibit opening and reception to unveil the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection. The PALIG Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library, documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America. The exhibit will feature photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed light on the long history of commercial and cultural ties between New Orleans and Latin America.

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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: Bala de maracujá.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.