Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

September 22nd, 2016
6:15 - 8:30 PM

2121 14th St NW
Washington, DC

On-line registration is now closed. On site registration will occur by check ONLY

This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba and Ashley Hope Pérez, author of 2016 Américas Book Award winner Out of Darkness, who will provide teaching resources for her book.

A $25 registration fee includes dinner and a book.

Preliminary Schedule

6:15 – 6:30

6:30 – 6:45
Teaching Resources for Out of Darkness
Ashley Hope Pérez

6:45 – 7:15
The Diversity of Knowledge in the Room
Deborah Menkart, Teaching for Change

7:15 – 8:00
The Power of Story
Alma Flor Ada

8:00 – 8:15
The Importance of Diverse Voices in the Classroom
Katrina Dillon

8:15 – 8:30
Post-survey and evaluation

A Book signing will follow

The workshop is sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs and Teaching for Change. The award is coordinated by Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Utah.

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General Latin America + People
Adrienne Colella
Professor, A.B. Freeman Chair -  Business