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Havana “street poet” Telmary Diaz, winner of the 2018 Latin Grammy, is a rap diva extraordinaire. Her fun, funky, outrageous, outspoken, and above all conscious grooves and lyrics have earned her recognition as a trendsetter for Cuba’s urban music scene. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join her in an intimate workshop discussing—and practicing—the art of writing rap and spoken word. Don’t miss this opportunity draw upon Telmary’s incredible expertise to discover and hone your own craft!

Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Arroz doce de maracujá.

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! 

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week's homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.

The Venezuelan economy has descended into ever-worsening chaos since the beginning of the administration of Nicolás Maduro. U.S. economic sanctions, which began with financial sanctions in 2017 and expanded to the country’s vital oil sector this year, have exacerbated an already precarious economic and humanitarian crisis.

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!   

Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 1/24 at 12pm for the latest installment of our bi-weekly lunch series. Ruben Luciano is a Ph.D. student in the Tulane University History department, specializing in modern Latin American (specifically, Dominican) history, the military under dictatorship, intersectionality, and gender. He also has two Master’s degrees in the Social Sciences and Health Communication.

Do you want to practice your Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere? Would you like to meet new people who speak Spanish? Would you like some late-afternoon coffee and cookies? Join the Spanish Language Program for Café y Conversación. All levels of Spanish proficiency are welcome!

Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 2/7 at 12pm for the latest installment of our bi-weekly lunch series. Amy Medvick is a PhD candidate at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, specializing in the contemporary and historical study of Brazilian music and other performances practices. Her interests include music and cultural politics, the relationship between cultural practice and intellectual production, the history of ethnography and folklore studies, and the transnational and trans-local migration of musical practices.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language.  Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships.  Only U.S.

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