Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

New Orleans Fringe Festival

November 17th, 2010 - November 21st, 2010

The New Orleans Fringe is proud to present two performances during the 2010 Fringe Festival November 17-21. All shows are $8 (w/one-time $3 purchase of Fringe button). Latino theater (especially performed in Spanish) in New Orleans is a rare treat…don’t miss these incredible shows!!

Crawling with Monsters
Performed by: The Sleepy Border Town Insomniacs
From: Edinburg, Texas and Reynosa, Tamps, Mexico
Genre: Multimedia documentary performance
Mature content, not for children

Description: Twelve actors and musicians bring you stories of children and theatre from the war zone on the Mexico-Texas Border. Secretly-recorded testimonials and messages to the outside world are delivered in English and sometimes in Spanish, with subtitles. This “compelling and extraordinary” show includes background information, playful scenes, and live music. Performed half in English, half in Spanish
Venue: Skull Club, 1003 Spain Street
Shows: 11/17 7:00 pm, 11/20 9:00 pm, 11/21 5:00 pm
http://www.nofringe.org/shows_2010.html#crawling

Izazaga 734
Performing Group: teatro (dis)establish
From: Tempe, Arizona
Genre: Storytelling/translation
For mature audiences.

Description: Esperanza and Rocio, garment workers in Mexico City, tell a story of love, hate, and destruction. The play explores issue of material circumstances for women as they move from rural Mexico to the City. Instead of opportunity, women experience exploitation and despair. Mostly English, some Spanish.
Venue: Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Avenue
Shows: 11/18 9:00 pm, 11/20 7:00 pm, 11/21 7:00 pm
http://www.nofringe.org/shows_2010.html#izazaga

Click here for the complete lineup of all shows: http://www.nofringe.org/shows_2010.html

The 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 17-21, will be an extraordinary five days of theater, performance art and spectacle. Sixty groups from New Orleans, around the country and the world will be presenting over 150 shows in venues across the city. The shows include the exotic, the dramatic and the insane: drama, dance, one-person shows, cabaret, comedy, puppetry, clowning, improvisational, aerialist and many other creative works.

Venues include traditional theaters as well as unusual spaces: Shadowbox Theatre, Skull Club, NOLA Candle Factory, Backyard Ballroom, Trinity Church, Den of Muses and others. All performances are $8 each and run between 30 and 60 minutes. Tickets are available online at www.nofringe.org, at the door before each show, or at the Fringe Festival Tent during the festival.

The Fringe Festival Free-For-All Tent is the heart of the Festival; it is a big-top where audience members and performers can mingle over refreshments and enjoy free entertainment; it will be located at the corner of Press and Dauphine Streets in the Marigny. Family Fringe, November 20-21 from 11am-4pm at the Free-For-All Tent will feature performances geared toward kids, an array of arts and craft activities, the ReUse District Art Yard, the GoodChildren Fringe Parade, the NOLA Rising Paint Party, the Fringe Market, the Fringe Drum Circle and the Family Fringe Open Mic session.

Other free Fringe activities during the Festival include a showcase of the hottest spoken word artists in New Orleans at Bam-Bam-Boom-Baby-Boom on Saturday, November 20th at 7 pm at The Maison), Free Previews on November 17th and 18 with free NOLA Brew and Old New Orleans Rum, Festival Party with free NOLA Brew on November 19th, the Goodchildren Social Aid and Pleasure Club Fringe Parade down St. Claude at 2 pm on Saturday November 20th.

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A Discussion of Obscuro Barroco: "Imaginaçoes de Carnaval"

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Join Drs. Ana López, João Luiz Vieira, Leslie Louise Marsh, and Catherine Benamou for a discussion of the documentary film Obscuro Barroco.

Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction film about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis in Rio de Janeiro. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), the film explores the different quests for the self, through transvestism, carnival and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.

The full film is available to watch here.

You can also watch the film, browse resources, and meet the panelists on the event webpage, here.
We encourage all attendees to watch the film prior to the event.

Special thanks to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the PORTulane community, the Department of Communication, and the Howard Tilton Memorial Library for co-sponsoring this project.

Kaqchikel/K'iche' Language Table: K'iche' Language Learning

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Join fellow students, teachers, and native speakers to practice your Kaqchikel language skills and deepen your understanding of Kaqchikel culture. This event is held on the last Thursday of each month for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.

The April 29th session will focus on K’iche’ language learning with guest speaker Nela Petronila Tahay Tzay. It will be facilitated by Ignacio Carvajal.

Global Read Webinar Series Spring 2021

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies coordinates the annual CLASP Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature and is excited to collaborate with other world area book awards on this exciting online program. Join us this spring 2021 as we invite award winning authors to join us in an online conversation about social justice, the writing process and an exploration of culture and identity across world regions. This annual Global Read Webinar series invites readers of all ages to join us as we explore books for the K-12 classroom recognized by world area book awards such as the Africana Book Award, the Américas Award, the Freeman Book Award, the Middle East Outreach Council Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award.

Each webinar features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2021ReadingAcrossCultures.

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SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE – Read more about the program here.
All webinars are at 7:00 PM EST.

  • January 12 – The Américas Award highlights the 2020 Honor Book, The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
  • February 3 – The Children’s Africana Book Award highlights the 2020 book award winning, Hector by Adrienne Wright
  • March 11 – The Middle East Outreach Award presents 2020 Picture Book award winner, Salma the Syrian Chef by Danny Ramadan, illustrated by Anna Bron
  • April – Freeman Book Award, a project of the National Consortium for Teaching Asia will present a book TBD.
  • May 13 – South Asia Book Award presents The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

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All sessions are free and open to the public. All times listed refer to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, the Middle East Outreach Council, and African Studies Outreach Council, The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Reading Latina Voices Online Book Group for High School Educators

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This spring 2021 we invite all K-12 educators to join us once a month in an online book group. This past year has been a challenging one for everyone but especially K-12 educators. Sign up and join us as we explore the stories of women confronting identity as Latinas in the United States. Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, AfterCLASS and the New Orleans Public Library partner to host this online book group. The books selected are recognized by the Américas Award and focus on the Latina experience. The group begins with the work of award-winning author and poet, Elizabeth Acevedo who will speak in a unique online format on March 23rd presented by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Newcomb Institute.

  • B) Free – you find your own copies of the books at your local library.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 29, 2021

Reading Schedule – Thursdays at 6:00 PM CST

  • February 11 – Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • March 18 – The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • April 15 – American Street by Ibi Zoboi
  • May 13 – The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano

Sponsored by AfterCLASS and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the New Orleans Public Library.

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. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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This year, we provide participants the opportunity to participate in the institute as a blended synchronous learning cohort from June 14 – 25. The institute will focus on team-building, cross-disciplinary connections and curriculum development.

Synchronous Learning Cohort June 14 – 25, 2021
Registration fee: $15. All synchronous activities occur between 4 – 7 pm CST Monday through Friday.

  • pre-workshop materials and resources sent to your home
  • copy of book of poetry by Jorge Argueta
  • pre-workshop reading assignments (approximately 4-6 hours of coursework)
  • asynchronous lectures by faculty (lectures posted up to two weeks before institute discussion)
  • synchronous class discussion (2 – 3 hours Monday – Friday from 4 pm – 7 pm CST)
  • final reflection paper/pedagogical assignment

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING COHORT Early registration is now open and will end on May 3, 2021. Early registration is $15. Starting May 4 registration will increase to $30. For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.

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