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Social Anxiety, Mayanism and Mayan Time Keeping

Mon., Feb. 9, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Location: School of Journalism Studio, Ad-Hum Building, University of Regina campus

The School of Journalism at the University of Regina invites you to bring your lunch and attend their next Journalism Research Seminar, featuring Leonzo Barreno, Global Chair in Aboriginal Affairs and Journalism:

Social Anxiety, Mayanism and Mayan Time Keeping
Monday, February 9
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
School of Journalism Studio

Leonzo Barreno will briefly discuss the social anxiety caused by a false "end of the world prophecy," what happened to Mayanists before and after December 2012.  He will also ask, does Mayan Time Keeping really exist?

About Leonzo Barreno
Leonzo Barreno is a Mayan from Guatemala. He holds a MA (Justice Studies) from the University of Regina, and is undertaking a PhD (Native Studies) at the University of Saskatchewan. He coordinated the International Indigenous Program (1994-1997), and directed the SIFC’s Indigenous Center for International Development (2000-2005). He wrote Higher Education for Indigenous people in Latin America (2003), used as a working document by UNESCO-Latin America. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism, University of Regina, where he has taught various courses dealing with Indigenous and new immigrant issues since 2003.