Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

History of the Future Exhibition Events at Tulane

May 13th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011

Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center

In conjunction with the exhibition History of the Future, featuring the photographs of Michael Berman and Julián Cardona, two events will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. Both will take place in the Freeman Auditorium of the Woldenberg Art Center.

Friday, May 13, 7 pm
Aliens Are Coming: Fears of a Brown Invasion & the Vilification of Latino Immigrants in the USA
In this multi-media performance, artist José Torres-Tama explores the current vilification of Latinos immigrants as a strategic cultural practice not uncommon to a country that has engaged in the accepted genocide of American Natives, the enslavement of Africans, the demonization of Muslim culture, and the imprisonment of more than one-tenth of its current population. The performance will be followed by a reception.

Saturday, May 14, 3-5 pm
The History of the Future, Beyond the Border of Mexico and the US
A panel discussion with photographers Michael Berman and Julián Cardona, writers Charles Bowden and Yuri Herrera-Gutierrez, and curator Nancy Sutor. Moderated by Dr. James Huck, Assistant Director for Graduate Programs at Tulane‘€™s Stone Center of Latin American Studies, the discussion will explore, history, policy, ecology, economics, art, literature and energy related to the issues of Mexico/US migration in the 21st century. A public reception featuring Latin-inspired food and music will immediately follow.

Panel participant Charles Bowden is the author of eleven books including Down By the River: Drugs, Money, Murder and Family and Juárez: The Laboratory of our Future. His most recent book is Murder City: Ciudad Juárez and the Global Economy‘€™s New Killing Fields. Bowden is a contributing editor for GQ and Mother Jones, and also writes for Harper‘€™s, The New York Times Book Review, and Aperture. Yuri Herrera-Gutiérrez earned his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009. A visiting Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, he is the author of Trabajos del reino, given the ‘€œOtras voces, otros ámbitos‘€ prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008.

Nancy Sutor holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has curated exhibits for the Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Armory for the Arts, and Eidolon (an artists’ space she co-founded in Santa Fe in 1994). She served as Interim Director of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the College of Santa Fe from 2006-2008 where she also taught from 1996-2008.

Program support is provided by the Lannan Foundation as well as Tulane University‘€™s Interdisciplinary Committee for Art and Visual Culture (ICAVC), Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Ecuador + People
Laura Murphy
Clinical Associate Professor - Global Community Health & Behavioral Sciences (GCHB), Associate Director - Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (TAYLOR)