Casa Grande Ruins Speaker Series November 30, 2022 - Western National Parks Association

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Casa Grande Ruins Speaker Series November 30, 2022

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Program Description:

Join Zarco for a series of stories that share the vibrant and tragic history of water and the River People, over a 2,000 year period. Beginning with the Toltec trade route that brought agriculture and corn to the Southwest. The history of the O’Odham before and after the expansion west is revealed. We learn about the Yaqui Indians who fled persecution and found refuge in Arizona rebuilding the ancient canal system. A descendant of the first Mormon settlers tells his families’ story of finding an oasis in the desert given to them by God and their determination to tame the mighty Salt River. Our story culminates when an endearing elderly woman shares the hope that there still is to protect our water resources and to right the wrongs committed against the land and its River People.

Speaker Bio:

As a sculptor, muralist, storyteller and performance artist Zarco has dedicated his career to creating positive social change through the arts. Born in Arizona, he has been instrumental in the development of Latino Arts statewide. His art has been exhibited in Mexico and throughout the United States. He has received international acclaim, and awards, such as a National Endowment for the Arts Japan Fellowship, a Governor’s Arts Award, a Zony Award, became the Southwest Folklife Alliance Master Artist, and has been awarded grants for artistic projects by The Doris Duke Foundation, Valley Metro and Arizona Community Foundation. Visit www.zarkmask.com.

Details

Date:
November 30
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:

Venue

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
1100 W Ruins Dr
Coolidge, AZ 85128 United States
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Phone:
(520) 723-3172
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