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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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
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  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

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  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

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  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
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Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.