Subject: American Indian: Taino Culture, Past and Present on July 30, 2011
Taino Culture, Past and Present
Saturday . July 30, 2011 . 2 pm
The Lodge . Thompson Park . 1701 Perrineville Road . Jamesburg/Monroe
Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission welcomes Jorge Estevez in Taino Culture, Past and Present on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 2 - 3 pm at The Lodge in Thompson Park. Mr. Estevez (Taino) will do a power-point presentation on Taino culture and history from 1492 to the present, The Taino Indians, the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, were the first to make contact with Columbus when he arrived in the New World. His lecture will include a display objects such as clay statues, gourds, musical instruments and other items of native Taino culture.
Jorge Estevez, a Taíno from the Dominican Republic, is Workshops Coordinator at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Estevez gives dozens of presentations about the Taíno and their culture each year to school groups in the state of New York and abroad as a special lecturer, including a visit to the Dominican Republic in 2003 to address an educational conference on indigenous revival. He has contributed to the Smithsonian Museum's magazine, and has written for Native Peoples as well as for the soon-to-be-published Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions. He is also an editor with the Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink (www.centrelink.org ) and a member of the editorial board of Kacike: The Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology (www.kacike.org ).
Free of Charge . Registration Required . 732.745.4489
Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732.745.4489 TTY or 711, the New Jersey Relay Service. The Lodge is fully accessible and assistive listening devices are in use during the program. Sign Language Interpreters available with a prior request.
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