A Case Study of Murga Porteña #3: Political Solidarity

During my last few weeks in Buenos Aires, I interacted with the murga troupe Cachengue y Sudor in various ways. I observed a rehearsal in Plaza 24 de Septiembre in Capital Federal (where the troupe has been rehearsing for almost 10 years), participated in several social gatherings at the homes of various murgueros, attended aContinue reading “A Case Study of Murga Porteña #3: Political Solidarity”

A Case Study of Murga Porteña (#2): Collective Practices

Over the past two weeks, I have developed a better understanding of contemporary divisions among murga troupes in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires based on interviews and interactions with murgueros in Cachengue y Sudor. One major point of differentiation is whether troupes participate in the “official” Carnival sponsored by the Comisión de Carnaval (CarnivalContinue reading “A Case Study of Murga Porteña (#2): Collective Practices”

K-12 Curricular Materials Now Online

In Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, CLACS participated in a year-long collaboration with several high schools in the New York area. Through these partnerships, CLACS placed NYU graduate students into classrooms where they offered lectures on social justice, language arts, history and economics. Several of the guest lecturers then used their presentations as the basisContinue reading “K-12 Curricular Materials Now Online”

CLACS-Pan American International High School Exchange: Presentation of Final Projects

On Friday, January 22nd eleventh graders from the Pan-American International High School (PAIHS) in Elmhurst, Queens presented their final projects for a class on Latin American history and culture to a roundtable of CLACS-affiliated students and faculty. The innovative course, created by PAIHS teacher Carly Fox and Make the Road organizer Natalia Aristizabal and entitledContinue reading “CLACS-Pan American International High School Exchange: Presentation of Final Projects”

Presentation on Peronism at Pan American International High School

Hi, our names are Guadalupe Gracida and Priscila Vicuna and we are students from Pan American International High School (PAIHS) in Queens. Last Friday, in November, Ernesto from New York University (NYU) came to our Latin America History class to talk about Peron and the U.S. reaction to his presidency. Ernesto explained to us howContinue reading “Presentation on Peronism at Pan American International High School”