Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

GENTE presents Latin American Independence Day Events

September 14th, 2011 - September 16th, 2011

Networking Reception to follow with Tulane Alumni Special Guest Speaker: Robert Freeland, Tulane Alum ’76 Reiss Room, Lavin Bernick Center (LBC), Tulane University, 6:00 pm Mr. Freeland will be presenting on the significance of the Latin American Independence movement while touching on major battles such as Ayacucho, the last battle of South American Independence. In the inspirational words of Sucre before heading into battle:
  • “¡Soldados!, de los esfuerzos de hoy depende la suerte de América del Sur; otro día de gloria va a coronar vuestra admirable constancia. ¡Soldados!: ¡Viva el Libertador! ¡Viva Bolívar, Salvador del Perú!.”
  • “Greetings! the fate of South America depends on your efforts today; another day of glory will crown your admirable perseverance. Greetings!: Long live the Liberator! Long live Bolivar, Salvador of Peru.”

Round Table Discussion on “what do independence celebrations inspire in Latin Americans under the current issues they face?”
Facilitator: Diana Soto, Stone Center PhD student
Wednesday, Sept. 14th at 6 PM, LBC G04

Water Balloon Reenactment of a Latin American Independence Battle Friday Sept. 16th 12 noon, LBC Quad

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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.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

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.