Charlotte Teachers Institute- Exploding Canons: NUEVOlution!


The next program in Charlotte Teachers Institute’s flagship speakers series is offered in partnership with the Museum and the new exhibit   ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.  

Exploding Canons: ¡NUEVOlution! will feature expert representatives from Davidson College, UNC Charlotte, Queens University and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools exploring Latinos and the New South from a variety of perspectives: demographics, politics, art, poetry as well as the lived experience.  The program also includes a reception and admission to the ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibit. 

Featured discussion topics include: 

  • Charlotte: America's New Immigrant Gateway Model – Owen Furuseth, Associate Provost and Professor of Geography, UNC Charlotte
  • Cultural Geographies, Gender, and Chicana Memory: Amalia Mesa-Bains – Magdalena Maiz-Peña, Professor of Hispanic Studies/Latin American Studies, Davidson College
  • De Aquí y de Allá: Creando Identidad en el Nuevo Sur – Oliver Merino, Latino New South Coordinator, Levine Museum of the New South
  • Latina Finds Inspiration In The Queen City: Race, Language, and Cultural Literacy – Kurma Murrain, English as Second Language Teacher, West Charlotte High School
  • The Train Has Left the Station: You’d Better Climb on Board – Gregory Weeks, Chair and Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte

Free and open to public. Registration required