Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

"Dialogo con mi abuela" : A film by Gloria Rolando

September 22nd, 2016
5:30PM

Location
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

Please join us for a special screening of the film, Dialogo con mi abuela (Dialogue with my grandmother) [2015, 40min], followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker, Gloria Rolando. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University.

Of the film, Rolando says, “My grandmother, Inocencia Armas Abreu, was not a famous artist, nor did she distinguish herself in the sciences. She was a poor Black woman, who was born in the Province of Santa Clara, Cuba in 1906, and died in Havana in 1999… In my grandmother’s hands, and those of so many black women, we find the foundation of the past and the traces of forgotten memory of a silenced aspect of Cuban history.”

Through the story of her grandmother, Rolando addresses the lives of Afrocubans in the generation after slavery ended. She brings to light images and voices of Black women whose roughened hands- from ironing, cooking, and cleaning in order to educate their children and give them opportunities- offer a vision different from touristic Cuba. The film features a soundtrack by Grupo Vocal Baobab and is subtitled in English.

Gloria Rolando’s career as film director spans over 35 years at ICAIC, the Cuban national film institute. Her films have won numerous prizes and been presented at over 100 universities and film festivals worldwide. She also heads an independent film-making group, Imágenes del Caribe, based in Havana.

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Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.