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Upcoming Events at CLACS-Loyola University

March 30th, 2011 - April 13th, 2011

Loyola University

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 Hall
Three outstanding Loyola alumni return to their Alma Mater to discuss the role of Latinos in contemporary U.S. politics. Issues discussed will include immigration, political representation, and the future political landscape in the U.S.

Dr. Gary Segura ’85
Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies
Stanford University

Dr. Jason Casellas ’99
Assistant Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Betina Cutaia Wilkinson ’04
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Wake Forest University

Dr. Sean Cain, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola University

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and the Alumni Association. In collaboration with the Department of Political Science.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at

Art, Community, and Non-Violence: A Forum
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
A forum on “An Artist’s Rage,” an art exhibit on crimes against humanity by Colombian-New Orleanian artist Gustavo Duque. This forum explores the role of the arts in helping reduce urban violence, highlighting the experience of Medellin, Colombia on social transformation through cultural initiatives and urban development.


Gustavo Duque, artist

Alvaro Alcazar, Ph.D., Latin American Studies, Loyola University New Orleans

Patricia Chandler, art curator for the Sydney and Walda Virlane Foundation

George Gattoni, architect and urban planner

John Estrada, MD, Chair of the Forum For Equality Foundation

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.
Free and open to the public

For more information on Gustavo Duque’s exhibit “An Artist’s Rage” please visit “”

Clauida Yelin: “Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo”
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Multimedia Room II, Monroe Library
Claudia Yelin will present her book Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo

Argentinean writer and psychologist, Claudia Yelin, will highlight her own experience of the hope and loneliness that comes when one is forced to leave their country of origin because it ceases to be a place of refuge and nourishment. Yelin’s current research focuses on the immigration process and its effect on individuals and families.

Presentation will take place in Spanish.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CASA Argentina and the Hispanic American Medical Association of Louisiana.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at

A lecture by Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera: “The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration”
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Salsa Music is one of the most exciting cultural expressions in the Americas, with deep and complex roots connecting the Caribbean and the U.S. Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera, one of the most respected specialists in Salsa Music, will explore the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects behind this joyful musical rhythm.
Dr. Quintero-Rivera is a Professor at the Social Science Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico. He has published extensively on the historical sociology of Caribbean societies, mainly his own country of Puerto Rico. His work centers on the Sociology of Culture, Music and Popular festivities, Urban Studies, and Social Movements.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Free and open to the public.
For additional information contact Dr. Leopoldo Tablante at




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Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.