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Gilbert Chase Memorial Annual Lecture in Latin American Music: Habana Blues and the Construction of Diasporic Cubanía

April 12th, 2011
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Seventh Gilbert Chase Memorial Lecture in Latin American Music will be given by Susan R. Thomas. She will present on the topic “Habana Blues…  read more

Preservation Matters 2011

April 9th, 2011
8:30am-5pm

What can we learn from past and present preservation efforts in Latin America? What does the future hold for historic urban areas in our part…  read more

Upcoming Events at CLACS-Loyola University

March 30th, 2011 - April 13th, 2011

Latino-America: A forum on how Latinos influence contemporary U.S. politics Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe…  read more

Workshop presented by LARC and A. B. Freeman School of Business

March 24th, 2011 - March 25th, 2011

A business workshop will take place beginning March 24th. A tentative agenda is available here More information will be posted as it becomes available.  read more

Film Screening: "Traces of the Trade: A Slave Trade Story from the Deep North"

March 24th, 2011
6 p.m.

In the early twenty-first century members of the DeWolf family of Rhode Island set about exploring their family’s history as one of the largest slave…  read more

Talk and Lecture by Dr. Richard Watts (University of Washington)

March 23rd, 2011
12-1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.

Please join us for two events with Richard Watts on Wednesday, March 23rd 12:00PM – 1:30 PM Talk by Richard Watts Newcomb Gallery Professor Watts…  read more

Stone Center Graduate Student Presents at LSU Conference

March 19th, 2011
11:30 a.m.

Stone Center M.A. Candidate Kayla Andrews will participate in this weekend’s conference at LSU entitled “Francophonies: The Living and the Dead.” Her presentation is entitled,…  read more

Talk by Olga Marta Pérez: El libro en Cuba: cultura, mercado, y otros desafíos

March 18th, 2011
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Olga Marta Pérez is a fiction writer, poet, editor and screenwriter for radio and television in Havana, Cuba. She is a renowned fiction writer of…  read more

Coffee, Culture & Community Development Teacher Workshop

March 17th, 2011
8:30 - 1:30 pm

In collaboration with Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for Coffee Studies, Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the National…  read more

Symposium: Coffee, Culture, & Community Development

March 17th, 2011
3pm-5pm

Coffee, Culture, and Community Development, a public symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane, and…  read more

Talk by Dr. Valérie Loichot (Emory University): Caribbean Writing Within and Without the Colonial Mouth

March 17th, 2011
4 p.m.

Dr. Valérie Loichot of Emory University will present a talk entitled, “Caribbean Writing Within and Without the Colonial Mouth.” Dr. Loichot is the author of…  read more

Talk by Raquel Fernandez: "Women's Rights and Development"

February 18th, 2011
12 noon

The Tulane Department of Economics’ third guest speaker of the 2011 spring semester is Raquel Fernandez of New York University. In 2010, Professor Fernandez was…  read more

Talk by Martin Munroe (FSU): "Fightin' the future': Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean"

February 14th, 2011
4:30 p.m.

Professor Martin Munroe is from Florida State University and specializes in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture. He is the author of: Shaping and Reshaping the…  read more

Gabriel Thelus Talk: Jacsonville, Haiti

January 28th, 2011
Noon

Gabriel Thelus will speak about his work in his hometown of Jacsonville Haiti. After attending Virginia Tech and earning his Associate’s Degree in Plant Agriculture,…  read more

Senior archaeologist, Mark R. Barnes, discusses outcomes of Spanish-American War at Loyola

January 19th, 2011
7:00 pm

Mark R. Barnes, Ph.D., southeast region senior archaeologist for the National Park Service, will give a talk at Loyola University, New Orleans, “More than a…  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.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


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.

New Orleans Jazz Museum to host transcribathon of Spanish and French colonial documents

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The New Orleans Jazz Museum will be hosing a “Colonial Documents Transcribathon” on Saturday, October 13. A transcribathon is an all-day event where lovers of language and history come together to transcribe and encode hand-written manuscripts. Transcribers will learn to use cutting-edge technology to transcribe documents from the museum’s collection of eighteenth-century French and Spanish colonial records. These transcriptions will help people around the world learn about the colonial history of New Orleans and its environs. The NOLA Jazz Museum Transcribathon will also feature live music, a bar, tours of the collections, a raffle with prizes, and invited speakers.

The events welcome brand-new and experienced transcribers with any level of French or Spanish, as well as anyone interested in learning more about the Jazz Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection of colonial records.

To learn more and to RSVP, please event the official event website.