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Oct 2 2014

Sharing Chocolate and Community Bonding

October 2, 2014

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and the National Museum of Mexican Art

Join us for an interactive discussion with Santiago Juarez, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UIC, about the history of chocolate in Maya communities—both past and present. He will share how two common themes consistently emerge in his study: community and heritage. This talk will examine how cultural traditions and community identity were invoked during a number of different rituals, especially during the consumption of chocolate.

Santiago Juarez is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UIC. His research focuses on ancient Maya civilizations with a particular focus on the rise of cities and civilizations. His theoretical interests include analyses of landscapes, ethnicity, and community in the ancient past.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least one week before the event.

Poster: Sharing Chocolate and Community Bonding [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607
Co-sponsors: UIC Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL), Great Cities Institute (GCI), Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS), Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES), Office of Public and Government Affairs, and student organizations Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSA), and Union of Puerto Rican Students (UPRS)


Mario Lucero

Date posted

Jul 11, 2018

Date updated

Jul 11, 2018