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Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro


Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro

Uptown Campus
Stone Auditorium

Please join us for a film screening of Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans with an introduction by Dr. Pamela Sertzen.

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Tulane University’s 2021/2022 Sawyer Seminar, Sites of Memory: New Orleans and Place-Based Histories of the Americas, takes New Orleans as a key case study for a broader understanding of settler-colonial, formerly slavery-fueled economies in the Americas using the theme of site-based public history and memorialization.

The first event in this series, New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro: Exploring urban displacement in Treme and Valongo Wharf, highlights community activism in New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro as ways to challenge disinvestment in Afro-descendant neighborhoods and raising questions about the tendency for these places to be subordinated to outward-facing urban “renewal”.

Stone Center for Latin American Studies