Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Newsletter

Happy Crawfest! 
With just a little over one week left of classes, we hope that you are focusing on preparing for finals and finishing up all of your work for the semester. Remember, if your program requires a secondary application and you haven't completed it yet, NOW is the time! Your study abroad advisors are here to meet with you to discuss any concerns or questions you may have, so be sure to schedule an appointment if you need assistance before the school year ends! Otherwise, enjoy Crawfest this Saturday & have a wonderful weekend!

International Events in New Orleans:

1. Irish Italian Islenos Parade
Just 5 miles from downtown New Orleans is St. Bernard Parish, home to the annual St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos Parade. With over 43 floats, 1,500+ members and 300,000 pounds of produce, this is the largest event in St. Bernard! As in other large Irish and Irish-Italian float parades, in addition to beads, cups and other trinkets, the riders on these decorated trucks will be throwing vegetables! From cabbage to potatoes to onions to carrots, catch enough to add them to your ingredients for dinner! 
April 16, 2016
Parade begins at 11 am
See the parade route here

2. 5th Annual Redd Linen Night at Ashé Cultural Arts Center
Redd Linen Night, curated by Ashé's Creative Team, is a visual and performance art fundraiser which celebrates the work of Ashé's beloved cofounder Douglas Redd, now an ancestor. Redd was a visual artist whose work has been described as the pivotal graphic influence for many of the African, African-American and Caribbean. Wear red and support local New Orleans artists! Light refreshments will be served. Tickets for the event can be found here
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd

3. Spring Outdoor Concert: A Caribbean/Latin American Musical Experience
This event, sponsored by XUTULAC: Xavier/Tulane Latin American & Caribbean Studies Partnership-a US Department of Education Title VI Educational Resource Center Initiative-will feature SoMisPo: The University of Southern Mississippi Steel Orchestra. Organized by Xavier University African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, Xavier University Mass Communication Department and Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Tulane University Africana Studies Program. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 5 pm
Xavier University, UC Yard

4. NOLA Cherry Blossom Festival
Join Kawaii NOLA for a Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration of springtime in New Orleans blended with their love for cute Japanese culture! For more details on the event, see the Facebook event here.
April 24, 2016
12-2 pm
Kawaii NOLA, 3512 Magazine Street

5. Exhibition "At Home and at War: New Orleans 1914-1919"
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I, this exhibit looks at the war's impact on life in New Orleans, a city still strongly connected to its French roots and in full embrace of its robust German community.
Exhibit runs from December 9, 2015-May 7, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Boyd Cruise Gallery, Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

6. China Lights 
New Orleans City Park is excited to announce the transformation of its Botanical Garden into a new and exciting space filled with over 30 blazingly bright silk structures and hundreds of lanterns to dazzle its audience members! Picture an incredible glowing dragon 131-feet long! Open during the day and night, come see what has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people in Europe (most recently in the Netherlands). 
Exhibit runs from February 23-May 1, 2016
New Orleans City Park, 1 Palmer Drive 
Buy tickets online here.

International Events at Tulane:

1. Interfaith Shabbat
Join Tulane's Hillel and Tulane's Interfaith group on campus, Together at Tulane, for Shabbat this Friday night! Together at Tulane seeks to bring Tulane students together to learn about our different religions. Together at Tulane seeks to start conversations about our traditions, beliefs, spirituality, and what religion means to each of us. Come out to enjoy a FREE and delicious dinner and be part of this unique and meaningful experience.
Friday, April 15, 2016
7:30 pm (optional service at 6:30 pm)

2. (Re-) Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile
A talk facilitated by Kenneth Roberts of Cornell University, this lecture will give insight on Chile political pressures. The focal point of mass protest has been Chile's largely-privatized education system, one of the "social pillars" of the country's vaunted neoliberal development model. Roberts explores how Chile's free market reforms and pacted democratic transition largely removed inequality from the political agenda for the better part of two decades, and how social movements have challenged established parties and returned inequality to the forefront of political debate over the past five years. 
Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 1 pm
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

Photo via Ellie Hellmers during her Spring 2016 semester abroad in Arica, Chile 

Interesting Reads:

Did you know?

France, as of February 2016, is the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to locate charities or food banks.

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