Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Online Visitor Speaker Bureau
Available between September 14, 2020 – May 31, 2021

This program is comprehensive with faculty and graduate students studying almost every region and discipline essential to understanding Latin America. The Mississippi-Gulf-Caribbean region is the epicenter of cultural and historical converging and radiating flows of a vast cultural and geographic networks embracing Europe, Africa, the Pacific Rim, and North and South America. Today, Tulane University has active programs in African and African Diaspora Studies, the Atlantic World, Comparative Southern Studies, and Cuban, Brazilian, and Francophone Caribbean Studies. Nationally, few institutions of Tulane’s size compare in the number of faculty, graduate students, undergraduate majors, library holdings, and support for research dedicated to the support of Latin American studies across the university. The Visitor Speaker Bureau is a service we provide to schools and the community to learn first-hand from key scholars and researchers about the diversity of Latin America.

We encourage schools and organizations that are interested in a visitor speaker to contact us and view the list of speaker topics to learn about how to incorporate this special service into your school or workplace. Whether it is Hispanic Heritage month (September 15 – October 15) or Mardi Gras season, please contact us to arrange for a speaker. The topics available depend on the diverse interests of our faculty and students, a list of possible topics is below (although other topics may be available!).

  • Each institution is limited to no more than 2 speakers a semester.
  • Please give us at least 3 weeks advance notice.

REQUEST VISITOR SPEAKER HERE

POSSIBLE TOPICS

  • Archaeology of Peru (Inka)
  • Archaeology of Mesoamerica (Maya, Aztec)
  • Day of the Dead
  • Art of Latin America
  • Colonial history of Latin America
  • Cuba/US Relations
  • Cuban Americans
  • Latinos in the United States
  • Current political events in Latin America
  • Political relations within Latin America
  • Mexican politics and civil engagement
  • Portuguese language, music, and dance

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Cuban National Literacy Campaign Documentary Screening: Silvio y el Poder de la Palabra

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Stone Center Masters student, Lilian Lombera has been working on this project and it is ready to launch THIS SUNDAY. Check out the launch of the new documentary & a tribute to Silvio Rodriguez y el Poder de La Palabra! Exclusive (free!) livestream presented by HotHouse. This 25-minute documentary film thoughtfully weaves archival footage of the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 and a rare, exclusive interview with Cuba‘€™s iconic singer/songwriter and international recording artist, Silvio Rodriguez, as he recounts his first calling. At the age of 14, Silvio volunteered to join the brigade of over one hundred thousand teenagers that went into the Cuban mountains and countryside to teach rural campesinos how to read and write. In this exclusive interview, Silvio shares his memories on how he was impacted by the experience and how it shaped his life.

Check out the 1-minute trailer on the Literacy Project Films Youtube Channel

The event combines the debut screening of Silvio Rodriguez: Mi primera tarea, with a TRIBUTE CONCERT to Silvio Rodriguez.

The concert features globally renowned artists: Duo Made y Feña; Rochy Ameneiro-Rodrigo Garcia Ameneiro + Tania Haase (Duo Espiral); Katia and Nina Cardenal; Francisco Herrera; Quetzal; Rodstarz de Rebel Diaz and Franco Valdes; Kelvis Ochoa; Roly Berrio; Susana Baca & Lila Downs!

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.