Event Title

The Maya Quest for Survival through Immigration to the United States

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Description

Approximately 500,000 Maya Native Americans escaped war, violence, and poverty by crossing borders, bringing their long history to blend within the 21st century United States. Success for the Maya refugees remains uncertain, but we can learn much from their strength of community and their deep culture. This talk highlights lessons derived from a decade of work in Georgia and with the Pastoral Maya national organization. He also addresses critical prospective challenges through dialog with James Loucky, who draws on his own longstanding relationships with Maya communities.

About the Lecturers: Alan Lebaron, Director of the Kennesaw State University Maya Heritage Community Project, and James Loucky, Professor of Anthropology, WWU

Document Type

Event

Start Date

2-3-2011 12:00 PM

End Date

2-3-2011 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Maya Native Americans, Maya refugees, Pastoral Maya

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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Mar 2nd, 12:00 PM Mar 2nd, 1:15 PM

The Maya Quest for Survival through Immigration to the United States

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Approximately 500,000 Maya Native Americans escaped war, violence, and poverty by crossing borders, bringing their long history to blend within the 21st century United States. Success for the Maya refugees remains uncertain, but we can learn much from their strength of community and their deep culture. This talk highlights lessons derived from a decade of work in Georgia and with the Pastoral Maya national organization. He also addresses critical prospective challenges through dialog with James Loucky, who draws on his own longstanding relationships with Maya communities.

About the Lecturers: Alan Lebaron, Director of the Kennesaw State University Maya Heritage Community Project, and James Loucky, Professor of Anthropology, WWU