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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”.

The Spanish and Portuguese Department is hosting this talk with two masters of the art of capoeria. Mestre Joao Grande is one of the last remaining Mestres from the Velha Guarda. He moved to New York in 1990 and, at 86 years old, he continues to hold capoeira classes at his academy in Harlem. He is a student of Mestre Pastinha, the father of capoeira Angola. Mestre Jelon is also from Bahia, and he was the first capoeirista to open up a school in the US back in the 70's.

This Friday’s Brown Bag talk will feature Laura Gilabert Sansalvador, a visiting researcher at M.A.R.I. and current post-doctoral scholar at the Instituto Universitario de Restauración del Patrimonio at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Her talk is titled “La bóveda en la arquitectura maya.”

In the port city of Veracruz in 1791, African descendants represented thirty-five percent of the population whose race was identified and roughly twenty-five percent of the overall population according to the census of 1791. Employing the census of 1791, this presentation goes beyond the numeric representation of African descendants in the port city of Veracruz. Instead, it demonstrates how the 1791 census affords an opportunity for a complex analysis of African descendants in Veracruz in terms of race, occupation and marital status (among other aspects).

Tulane Visiting Scholar and Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán interviews Peruvian writer Gabriela Wiener about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and informal reception.

This event will be held in Spanish

About the Latin American Writers Series

Please join us October 21 from 12-1:30 in the Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall For the first in our fall speaker series Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America Dr. Francisco Monaldi of Rice University will speak on The Political Economy of Resource Nationalism in Latin America

This installment of the Fall 2019 Seminar Series presented by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology features a talk by Dr. Jordan Karubian that will provide a broad overview of a Tulane project in Ecuador, which is now coming on its 20th year. In keeping with Tulane’s institutional mission, the talk will promote the interdisciplinary research, innovative study abroad education and change making opportunities that the project provides.

Ecuadorian author and Tulane Visiting scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Colombian writer and visual artist Power Paola about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

Ecuadorian author and Tulane Visiting scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Colombian writer and visual artist Power Paola about her life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

One of Cuba’s mos influential musicians and producers, Robertico Carcassés, joins the Chair of Tulane’s Music Department, Dan Sharp, for a live interview about his career and ongoing projects.

Pianist, composer, and producer Robertico Carcassés is one of the most vital influencers in Cuban music today. During his impressive career, Carcassés has toured and recorded with many of Cuba’s top pop, jazz, timba and singer-songwriters, including Descemer Bueno, Dafnis Prieto, Yosvany Terry, Santiago Feliu, César Lopez, and Alfred Thompson.

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