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We Will Dance our Truth

Book presentation by Professor David Delgado Shorter. Hosted by the UCLA Library Writer Series.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
4:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library
Presentation Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

David Delgado Shorter, an associate professor in the UCLA Department ofWorld Arts and Cultures, will talk about his book We Will Dance our Truth: Yaqui History in Yoeme Performances. After extensive field study among these inhabitants of the Sonora and Arizona borderlands, he interprets the community’s ceremonies and oral traditions as forms of “historical inscription” that reveal new meanings of their legends.
Shorter’s work explores other-than-human relationships, myths, and rituals of native people around the world. A native of New Mexico, he attended Arizona State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz and has taught at Wesleyan University and Indiana University.

A book signing and reception will follow his talk.

Cost : Free ad open to the public

Download file: Shorter_flyer_color.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Anthropology, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Chicana and Chicano Studies, Department of Gender Studies, American Indian Study Center

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