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Octavia Gallery Presents "Summer in Havana"

July 1st, 2015 - July 25th, 2015

Summer in Havana July 2-25, 2015 This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based artists. The 2015 installment offers…  read more

Call for Papers: Tropical Exposures Conference

June 8th, 2015 - September 15th, 2015

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame March 10-12, 2016 Tulane University New Orleans, LA The 2016 Tropical Exposures conference is…  read more

China Cuba: Trajectories of Post- Revolutionary Governance

April 17th, 2015 - April 18th, 2015

China Cuba: Trajectories of Post- Revolutionary Governance Friday, April 17th, 2015 and Saturday April 18th Registration required. Please contact Jimena León at cipr@tulane.edu Description: American…  read more

A Lecture by Michael Shifter: "Shift in U.S.-Cuba Policy: Implications for Hemispheric Relations."

March 17th, 2015
12:30 PM

RSVP required for lecture and luncheon. Please join us for a lecture by Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, the premier think-tank on Western…  read more

Public Lecture and Open Seminar on Current US-Cuba Relations and Cuba's Environmental Sustainability

March 11th, 2015
3:30PM

“A Historical Perspective on Present Day Transformations in US-Cuba Relations” and “Going Green: Saving the Earth, Environmental Sustainability, and Civil Society in Cuba” Henry Heredia,…  read more

A Talk by David A. Duckenfield: "Charting a New Course on Cuba."

February 25th, 2015
11:00 AM

“Charting a New Course on Cuba,” a talk by David A. Duckenfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Outreach, Us Department of State. The presentation is on…  read more

12/17 in the history of Cuban-US Relations: Causes, Results, Repercussions

February 20th, 2015
4 PM

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, of the Asociación de Escritores, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) and Consejo Editorial Revista Temas, will present a…  read more

Public Health in Cuba 2015 Info Session

February 19th, 2015
12:00PM-1:00PM

Join us for an information session on the Public Health in Cuba 2015 program. Thursday, February 19 12:00-1:00PM Room 1903, Tidewater Building Applications are available…  read more

Mesa Redonda/Round Table Discussion: U.S.-Cuba Relations

January 30th, 2015
4:30pm

¡Viva Cuba! Now what? The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute presents a round table discussion on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and…  read more

An Evening With Two Francophone-Creolophone Authors

November 3rd, 2014
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm

From 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed on Quisqueya Island, to the period 1791-1804,which marked the emergence and manifestation of self-consciousness by African bondsmen who revolted…  read more

Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories

October 30th, 2014
6:00PM

Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories Guest speakers: Holly Ackerman, Duke University, author of The Cuban Balseros: Voyage of Uncertainty Aurora de Armendi, Artist, Parsons…  read more

"Oye Tu: A Reading of Fiction About Cubans" a talk by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

October 28th, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM

The lecture title is “Oye Tú: A Reading of Fiction about Cubans.” The talk is open to the public as well as the Tulane community.…  read more

2014 Tulane University Study Abroad Fair

October 22nd, 2014
2:00-5:00PM

The Office of Study Abroad is hosting the annual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 22nd from 2:00-5:00PM in the LBC Qatar Ballroom. The Stone…  read more

Angola and Guantánamo: Art and Incarceration

October 16th, 2014
6:00PM

Angola and Guantánamo: Art and Incarceration Guest speakers: Katrina Andry, printmaker Edmund Clark, photographer Deborah Luster, photographer Esther Whitfield, Brown University This event brings together…  read more

Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights & Constitutional Law in Modern America

September 18th, 2014
6:00PM

Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights & Constitutional Law in Modern America Guest speakers: Jess Bravin: Wall Street Journal, author of Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantánamo…  read more

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities, and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.

Carnaval Latino and Parade of the Americas

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Join us for the 19th annual Carnaval Latino festival in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from October 13 – 15, 2018.

The Hispanic culture has thrived in New Orleans for almost 300 years, and Spanish influence can be seen all over the city. To celebrate the best of Latin culture, the 19th annual Carnaval Latino returns to the downtown area.

The Hispanic American Musicians and Artists Cultural Association hosts the festival to celebrate the music, food, art and culture of Latin America. Numerous musicians, both locally and from overseas, perform to honor the rich Spanish heritage in New Orleans.

In addition to live music and fantastic food, the Krewe of Quetzal will kick off the celebration with a New Orleans style parade, Desfile de Las Americas, or Parade of the Americas, on Saturday, October 13th. See the Hispanic community ride in elaborate costumes, throwing souvenirs to the crowds. After the parade, festival goers will then enjoy Latin music, art, food and drink, during Carnaval Latino’s festival at Generations Hall in the Warehouse District.

For more information on the festival and parade, visit Carnaval Latino’s official website.