Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Film Screening and Discussion- "Poto Mitan: Haitian Women Pillars of the Global Economy"

November 19th, 2010
7:00 PM, reception to follow

Location
Goldwring/Woldenberg Hall II
Room 1111
Tulane University
Uptown Campus

Newcomb Feminist Film Series featuring discussion and reception with filmmaker Mark Schuller

Join us for a special screening of Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy with director Mark Schuller, and a special reception to follow. Told through the lives of five courageous Haitian women workers, Poto Mitan gives global economy a human face. Each woman’s personal story explains neoliberal globalization, how it is gendered, and how it impacts Haiti. And while Poto Mitan offers an in-depth understanding of Haiti, its focus on women’s subjugation, worker exploitation, poverty, and resistance demonstrates these are global struggles. Initiated by the subjects themselves, Poto Mitan aims to inspire solidarity and activism to end injustice in the global economy.

This event is open to the public.

Sponsored by Newcomb College Institute, Newcomb-Tulane College, Payson Center for International Development, the Freeman School of Business, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and TULASO (Tulane Undergraduate Latin American Studies Organization).

For more information contact Cordelia Heaney or 504.865.5422.

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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.