Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Poverty, Political Theater, and Emancipatory Education in the Caribbean

March 15th, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location
Jones Hall
Room 100

Caribbean artist and community organizer Michell Nonó will discuss the role of social practice art in struggles for equality, visibility, and political change. Together Nonó and her sister comprise Las Nietas de Nonó, a performance collective that also runs an alternative art and community space in a house they inherited from their grandfather in the industrial zone of San Antón, Puerto Rico. The sisters decribe the space, known as Patio Taller, as a site for emancipatory education in a Freyrean model, where education is not separated from everyday life. They also host residencies for other Caribbean artists and activists. Las Nietas are perhaps best known for poular theater productions, based on their family’s memories such as drug trafficking, violence and incarcration, and the cycle of poverty and racial and class discrimation that feed these circumstances.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Edie Wolf (ewolfe@tulane.edu).

Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute, Forum Tulane, Cuban and Carbbean Studies Institute, and Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching at Tulane University.

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.