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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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.