Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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The People and Environment of Central America: A Professional Development Institute for K-12 Educators

June 24th, 2019 - June 27th, 2019

Travel Scholarships Due March 1, 2019 Registration Due April 26, 2019 The Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with the Latin…  read more

Explore the Stories and Creatures of Latin America: Pebbles Center collaboration with the Audubon Nature Institute

June 13th, 2019
11:00 AM

Join us as we learn about rainforests and the creatures that live there through books and with the help of special visitors from Audubon Zoo.…  read more

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Algiers Regional Branch

June 5th, 2019 - July 31st, 2019
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of an initiative between…  read more

Read Across the Americas Summer Program at the Children's Resource Center

June 1st, 2019 - July 20th, 2019
Every first and thrid Saturday , 10:30 AM
10:30 AM

Join us every first and third Saturday at 10:30 am for a bilingual storytime for kids ages 2 – 10. The program is part of…  read more

Latin American Library Greenleaf Fellow Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera to present research on violence and migration of Hondurans

May 20th, 2019
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Lirio Gutiérrez Rivera, a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress talk…  read more

MARI Brown Bag Series to host Borizlava Simova for talk titled "Floors, Platforms, Earth Offerings? Excavations in the Actuncan E-Group Plaza"

April 26th, 2019
12:00 PM

The Middle American Research Institute is proud to announce the next talk of the 2018-2019 Brown Bag talk series. Borizlava Simova, Ph.D. candidate in the…  read more

Publishing in Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

April 24th, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us in welcoming Mayda Colón and Zayra Taranto, founders of Trabalis Editores, who will speak about their singular approach to publishing in Puerto Rico…  read more

Latin American Library Greenleaf Fellow Juan Camilo Rojas to present research on the rhetoric and imagery of Fray Martín de Velasco

April 17th, 2019
3:00 PM

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Juan Camilo Rojas. a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress talk…  read more

Fake News has a Mode of Truth: Computational Propaganda and Digital Populism in Brazil

April 17th, 2019
5:30 PM

Dr. Meg Stalcup, a visual and media anthropologist, and Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology and Anthropological studies at the University of Ottawa, will…  read more

Globalizing American Studies 2.0 Symposium at Tulane University

April 17th, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This symposium is the relaunch of a project that began at Northwestern, in 2004, which featured several international symposia and established a global network of…  read more

Latin American Library Greenleaf Fellow Juan Emilio Carrillo González to present research on the Maya of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

April 15th, 2019
3:00 PM

Please join the Latin American Library in welcoming Juan Emilio Carrillo González, a 2018-2019 LAL Richard E. Greenleaf scholar, who will be giving a work-in-progress…  read more

Latin American Writers Series 2019

April 12th, 2019 - April 23rd, 2019
5:30 PM

Latin American Writer Series Spring 2019 The Latin American Writers Series will showcase the most representative writings of the continent. The acclaimed Ecuadorian writer and…  read more

Pre-show panel: The Cuban-American Condition

April 6th, 2019
6:45 pm (before the 7:30 pm performance of "Azul")

The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute and Southern Rep Theatre will be hosting a pre-show panel with members of the faculty and student body of…  read more

A Conversation with Cuban Music Artist CimaFunk

April 5th, 2019
4:30 PM

Cimafunk is the most unique emerging artist from Cuba’s alternative music scene. A singer, composer, and producer, his music is a fusion of American funk,…  read more

Tulane Anthropology Colloquium Series to host Tiffiny A. Tung for talk on the bioarchaeology of Peru

March 29th, 2019
3:30 PM

The 2018-2019 Tulane Anthropology colloquium series An Exploration of Power Through Practice, will continue on Friday, March 29, 3:30 PM. Join us in welcoming Dr.…  read more

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Lecture/Screening: Emma Christopher, "The Amistad Mutineers' Countrymen: a Rebellious Caribbean Diaspora"

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Emma Christopher is Associate Professor of History at the The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She is a documentary filmmaker and is the director, producer and researcher of They Are We, (New York: Icarus Film, 2014) which won five Best Documentary Awards, featured widely in the media, and was chosen as the United Nations’ Remembrance of Slavery film 2015. It has screened in more than 70 countries around the world. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon described the film and Emma’s work as, “an inspiration; a victory over slavery”. They Are We is the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. Her current project continues that research.

Professor Christopher’s latest book is called Freedom in White and Black and is the story of the only two men shipped to Australia as convicts for the crime of slave trading, and the enslaved men, women and children rescued from them. She previously published Slave Ship Sailors and their Captive Cargoes (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Merciless Place (New York (Oxford University Press, 2011), which won both the Kay Daniels and Ernest Scott prizes. She is the co-editor, with Marcus Rediker and Cassandra Pybus, of Many Middle Passages: Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World (University of California Press, 2007). She is an anti-slavery campaigner and previously worked at Anti-Slavery Australia. Co-sponsored by the Amistad Research Center and the Tulane Department of History.

Sponsored by: African and African Diaspora Studies, Amistad Research Center, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, History Department

Roots of Immigration: Educator Workshop

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ROOTS OF IMMIGRATION
Educator Workshop

Explore the roots of immigration in this important and timely professional development workshop for teachers of grades 6-12. This workshop will provide participants with the resources and important tools to teach about immigration in the United States and discover strategies to increase inclusivity and enhance your teaching on the topic. This workshop will incorporate the first-hand experiences of immigration lawyers working with families, historians and education faculty. Participants will learn about the free resources available through Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and through S.S.NOLA, a resource of Tulane’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program.

Cost is $5 if registered by August 26.

Workshop includes a light dinner, resources and a certificate of completion.

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Latin American Library Open House

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The annual Open House at the Latin American Library is an opportunity for the Tulane and greater New Orleans community to come together and celebrate the collections and services at the Latin American Library. For this event, LAL has prepared an exhibit of some recent acquisitions.

Along the side gallery wall to the right of the main entrance, photos by Colombian photo journalist Viki Ospina are featured. During her 44-year career working for news outlets and on documentary films, Ospina has captured candid shots of collective experiences, throughout Colombia. The images on display here offer a window into the 400 images recently acquired by the Latin American Library.

2019 CLASP Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop

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Friday, September 27, 2019
11am-12pm
Author reading with Francie Latour
Location: Hispanic Reading Room

1-1:45pm
Workshop with Duncan Tonatiuh ‘€” Maya Codices
Location: Library of Congress, LJ-119
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.
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5-7:30pm
Américas Award Ceremony
Livestream with classrooms across the U.S.
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Latin American Writers Series: Gabriela Wiener

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Tulane Visiting Scholar and Ecuadorian author Gabriela Aleman interviews Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin Americas 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 reune 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

Gabriela Wiener, born in Lima, has published multiple collections of chronicles, including Sexografias (2008), Llamada Perdida (2009), Nueve Lunas (2015), and Dicen de mí (2017), as well as one of poetry, Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu (2014). The English translation of her first book, Sexographies, was released in 2018. Her writing also regularly appears in periodicals in Europe, South America, and the United States. In 2018, Wiener shared the IPYS Premio Nacional de Periodismo in Peru with Diego Salazar for Una historia de terror en París a piece exposing the sex crimes of poet Reynaldo Naranjo.

Annual Celebración Latina

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The Stone Center started the annual family festival, Celebración Latina in 2004 to inaugurate the Pebbles Center. Since then, it has outgrown the original location at Laurence Square, outside the Pebbles Center to now be hosted by the Audubon Zoo. Fifteen years later, this festival now welcomes thousands of families to the zoo to explore the Jaguar Jungle and all the other creatures at the zoo. The festival is held at the Capital One Stage near the sea lions. Come join us for this year’s festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and enjoy the fall weather.
It 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.

Guests can visit with Community Partners to receive free wellness and social service information. Young people of all ages can create a special take-home souvenir at the Kids Tent. Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. The event is free with Zoo admission, Audubon Nature Institute membership or a ticket which will be distributed by the Stone Center in late September.