Cultures in Connection: Louisiana, Latin America, and the Middle East

Sat, October 12, 2013 | Tulane University Campus, New Orleans, LA

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9 am -  4 pm
Jones Hall, Tulane University
6801 Freret Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a city that celebrates its diverse cultural heritages. From Mardi Gras to the blues, in the wrought-iron railings and architectural features of the French quarter to the spices used in creole cooking, everything has a story, some of which originate in surprising places and times. The Middle East Outreach Council and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane are teaming up to offer a Saturday workshop for K-12 educators on the diverse Middle Eastern, North African, European, Latin American, and Caribbean origins of cultural traits that permeate everyday life right here in Louisiana and the southern United States.  This workshop, held in conjunction with the annual Middle East Studies Association conference, is a one-of-a-kind chance to study the Middle East and Latin America in comparison, drawing from a pool of nationally renown scholars and local experts, and using New Orleans as a starting point.  You'll leave with ideas on how to infuse your curriculum with a global approach and lists of resources to use in your classroom. 
Workshop attendees will also get access to the MESA Film Festival and the MESA book exhibition (held at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, starting on Friday, October 11 through Sunday October 13).

Register before September 30 for a $10 discount!

  • Pre-registration – $15
  • Regular registration – $25


Sponsored by: Middle East Outreach Council & the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

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