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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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.


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.

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 or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.