Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Beyond Baianidade: Afro-Brazilian Cultural and Social Movements in Salvador da Bahia

October 29th, 2015 - November 12th, 2015
3:30 PM

Newcomb Hall 16
Herbert Hall 201

Fall Lecture Series:

Patricia de Santana Pinho
‘€œAfrican American Roots Tourism in Brazil: Encounters in Sameness, Difference, Solidarity, and Inequality‘€

Thursday October 29, 3:30-pm, Newcomb Hall 16
Patricia de Santana Pinho is Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies at SUNY-Albany. She is the author of Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia (Duke University Press, 2010), an expanded edition of Reinvenções da África na Bahia, which received an Honorary Award from LASA‘€™s Premio Iberoamericano for the outstanding book on Latin America in the social sciences and the humanities in Spanish or Portuguese.

Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
“Black Women Mobilizing Intersectionality in Urban Land Rights Struggles in Brazil”
Thursday November 12, 3:30pm, 201 Hebert Hall

Keisha-Khan Perry is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Black Women against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), which received the National Women‘€™s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize in 2014.

Kim D. Butler
“Blocos Afros and Black Power in Bahia, Brazil”

Tuesday November 17, 3:30 pm, Newcomb Hall 16

Kim Butler is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of
Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador (Rutgers University Press, 1998), which received the Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History from the American Historical Association and the Letitia Woods Brown Publication Prize from the Association of Black Women Historians.

Co-sponsored by the Duren Professorship Program of Newcomb-Tulane College, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Africana Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of Tulane University. Free and open to the public. Contact Christopher Dunn for more information


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Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

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Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.