Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin American Resource Center

Fall 2017

Américas Award Ceremony & Teacher Workshop
Workshop is September 21, 2017
Ceremony is September 22, 2017

Celebración Latina 2017
October 15, 2017

Louisiana Council for the Social Studies Conference
October 23 – October 24, 2017

Spring 2018

Professional Development Opportunity: Latin American Resources for the K-12 Classroom
January 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
S.S. NOLA, in collaboration with the Latin American Resource Center, will be hosting a professional development opportunity for K-12 educators on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to examine the ways in which educators can utilize and share resources on Latin America in the classroom. This is a free workshop for K-12 educators and refreshments will be served. Visit the official event website for more information and to register.

Global Read Webinar Series: Diverse Social Justice Books for the High School Classroom
February 8, 2018
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, join us for a 60 minute webinar/chat focused on Margarita Engle‘€™s recent book Lion Island: Cuba‘€™s Warrior of Words. In this haunting yet hopeful novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African, Chinese, and Cuban descent who became a champion of civil rights. The book is appropriate for students in grades 8-12. Link to webinar will be emailed to you once you register here.

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop
Southern Food and Beverage Museum
March 3, 2018
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University‘€™s Teacher Certification Program. The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. Sponsored by Tulane University‘€™s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Please register here.

2018 Maya Symposium K-16 Teacher Workshop
New Orleans Museum of Art
Friday, March 9
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018. The K-16 Educator Workshop will focus on a basic introduction to the archaeology and culture of the Maya for the K-16 classroom. The central topic this year is Political Organization of the Maya, relevant to the warfare theme of the Symposium. The workshop includes a tour of NOMA‘€™s Art of the Americas exhibit. Registration for educators is now open.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba
June 23 – July 7, 2018
The program application for the 2018 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba is now available! The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee‘€™s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies have organized the 2018 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba (June 23 – July 7, 2018). Join us in Cuba to experience first-hand the history, politics, language, and culture of Cuba. This institute provides the tools for educators to develop internationalizing curriculum that accurately and effectively brings Cuba into the classroom. The application deadline is March 2, 2018.

Teaching Brazil: Expanding Perspectives on Colonial History
K-12 Educator Summer Institute
Salvador, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo, Brazil
DEADLINE TO APPLY AS CURRICULUM WRITER EXTENDED
July 7 – July 17, 2018
The centers for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, with support from the University of Georgia will take K-16 educators in various disciplines to Brazil. The institute will approach Brazilian culture from a multidisciplinary perspective focused on colonialization. The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks of overseas travel. The institute will explore the cities of Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo to focus on their respective role in colonial history. The deadline to register as a Curriculum Writer is March 9, 2018, and the final deadline to register is March 15, 2018.

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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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.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his 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

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Exhibition Opening and Reception

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group and The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invite you to an exhibit opening and reception to unveil the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection. The PALIG Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library, documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America. The exhibit will feature photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed light on the long history of commercial and cultural ties between New Orleans and Latin America.

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Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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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.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.