Wednesday - Arizona State University

The Maya Maíz Roots Conference at ASU:

A Statewide and International Event

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Memorial Union, Pima Auditorium 230

 

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM  “The Quetzal: The Most Beautiful, Precious and Divine Bird in the World” by Gary Keller, Director, Hispanic Research Center (HRC), ASU Regents’ Professor.

 

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM   “Current and Future Status of Yucateco Rap Music in YouTube” / “El estado actual y futuro de la música rap yucateca en YouTube” by  Yazmín Yadira Novelo Montejo,  Assistant Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY). Associate Researcher, Garabide, País Vasco, España.  Rap singer.

 

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM  “The Meaning and Legacy of the 1847 Caste War in the Current Struggle for Maya Social Integration and Empowerment” / “El legado y significado de la Guerra de Castas de 1847 en la actual lucha de los mayas por la integración y el empoderamiento social” by    Norberto May Pat, M.A. in Ethnography and Intercultural Education. Mayan Instructor, Casa de la Cultura, Valladolid, Yucatán.  “Desde Guatemala a Arizona: los migrantes mayas en nuestro estado: 2014-2019” by Antonio Velásquez, President, Organización Maya Chapin de Arizona.

 

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM  “Past and Current Practice of the Maya Yucatecan Language” / “La pasada y presente práctica del maya yucateco” by   Fidencio Briceño Chel,  Rearcher, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.  Research Professor of Maya Language and Culture, Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo. 

 

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM  “The International Dissemination of Maya Thought from 1998 to 2018”  / “La diseminación internacional del pensamiento maya de 1998 a 2018” by   Feliciano Sánchez Chan, Founding Professor (2008–present), School of Literary Creation in Maya, State Center of Fine Arts, Ministry of Education, Yucatán, México.  “The International Dissemination of Indigenous American Thought”   by Simon Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo Nation, Creative Writer, Emeritus ASU Regents’ Professor

SPONSORS: School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), Chicana/o Studies in Spanish, Revista Chasqui, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Hispanic Research Center.