Movements in Motion

by Hugo Martínez
A Digital Exhibit of the Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship

About the Mellon Program

The Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship is an initiative of Tulane’s Office of the Provost and School of Liberal Arts. The program was launched in 2017 in conjunction with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, following three years of pilot graduate programs in community engagement at Tulane. Through the “Transforming Graduate Education through Engaging the Community” grant, Tulane is building on its strength as a campus rich in community-engaged faculty from a wide range of departments and its strength as an institution with over six hundred established community partnerships in New Orleans and globally. Learn more.

About the Exhibit

This digital exhibit profiles 11 student projects visually, which were created from a collaboration between alumni of the Tulane Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship and illustrator Hugo Martínez. The collaboration was envisioned as an effort to not only capture students’ contributions beyond the program experience but to also bring to the fore the meaningful work being done by grassroots organizations in the surrounding community and abroad. From addressing housing insecurity in New Orleans, resisting environmental and indigenous extermination in the Amazon rainforest, or building connections with Afro-Maroon communities in the Atlantic diaspora, each of these collaborations is a representation of the outstanding and relevant work taking place beyond the campus. The art is meant to be evocative of the achievements they represent, designed with parallax scroll activation so that users can actively view the illustrations as they come to life with each scroll. This interactive format aims to involve the viewer in a community engaged dialogue with the artist, the organizations and people represented, as well as each student’s role in making the connections that allow us to know the work taking place on the ground. We hope you enjoy the exhibit.

Atlantic Archives

by Sed Miles

Cimarronaje Cultural

by Lilian Lombera Herrera

Fundación Paz y Bien

by Tara Yanez


by Ana Maria Lopez Caldwell

Jane Place

by AJ Golio



Per Sister

by Megan Flattley

St James

by Siobhain Lash

New Orleans Sample Project

by Latasha Bundy

Voices from Colfax

by Chloe Tucker


by Rae Stevenson