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Exploring the Garifuna through Film in the K-16 Classroom


K-16 Educator Workshop


Exploring the Garifuna through Film in the K-16 Classroom

Uptown Campus
Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

Featuring Sarah Borealis, Teresa Rochez, Soad Martinez-Rochez

New Orleans has the fourth largest stateside Garífuna community in the United States. This historical, economic, and geographical connection to Central America is vital to better understanding the local New Orleans community as well as to better understand the diversity of Latin America. This K-16 educator workshop will feature perspectives from local Garifuna leaders, Teresa Rochez and Soad Martinez-Rochez and explore the unique history and culture using the film, Anichugu: Our Garifuna Story. This film is the latest from Banda Ancha Productions. Tulane alumna and visual historian, Sarah Borealis will share her work and provide hands-on strategies for incorporating this film into the K-12 classroom. Participants of this hands-on workshop will increase their understanding of local Garifuna history and culture as well as learn about new teaching resources to be implemented into their classroom. K-16 educators of all subject areas are welcome.

Photo by Tatiana Canro.


Featured speakers:

  • Sarah Borealis, Visual Historian/Documentary Filmmaker
  • Teresa Rochez, Fashion designer/Entrepreneur
  • Soad Martinez-Rochez, Designer/Student

Registration ($5) includes: 

  • Dinner
  • Resources
  • Access to latest film clips
  • Certificate of Completion

Please 1. submit registration fee ($5) here and then 2. fill out the registration form.


Stone Center for Latin American Studies

For more information contact: Denise Woltering Vargas via email to dwolteri@tulane.edu or by phone at 504.865.5164