University Forum Lecture: The Maya of Guatemala

When

Jan. 26, 2012, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts dean's office and the Marjorie Barrick Museum welcome Michael Plyler, director, Zion Canyon Field Institute.
Mr. Plyler's slide-illustrated presentation will focus on the highland Maya of Guatemala and their exceptional accomplishments and cultural history prior to their collisions with European culture, their oppression at the hands of a series of right-wing dictators during the second half of the 20th century, and today's cultural erosion accelerated by their exposure to rampant consumerism and tourism.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: phyllis.thompson@unlv.edu

External Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts dean's office and co-sponsored by the Marjorie Barrick Museum