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For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2014
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THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR NEW AMERICANS AND THE INSTITUTE FOR MESOAMERICAN STUDIES TO HOST A DAY OF TRIQUI CULTURE IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

Event to Launch the Online Dictionary of the Triqui Language and to
Celebrate Contributions of the Copala Triqui Community to the Capital District

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm, the University at Albany will host a Day of Triqui culture in the Capital District to celebrate the contributions of the Copala Triqui community to the region. The event will take place at the University at Albany, Assembly Hall, Campus Center, located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, NY, on the second floor.

The Day of Triqui culture is sponsored by the New York State Office for New Americans, the Institute for Mesoamerican Studies, the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Albany.

The Albany, NY region is home to several hundred Copala Triquis, who are an indigenous group from Oaxaca, Mexico who speak their own native language, and have a rich culture of dance and oral literature. The event will feature Copala Triqui dancers, community leaders, music, dance, food and the launch of the online dictionary of Triqui developed in cooperation with the Department of Anthropology. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, April 12 at 6:00 pm (ET); Media Check-in at 5:45 pm


WHAT: Day of Triqui Culture in the Capital District

WHO: Dr. George Aaron Broadwell, The Albany Triqui Working Group, University at Albany
Jorge Montalvo, Director, New York State Office for New Americans

WHERE: University at Albany, SUNY
Assembly Hall, Campus Center, 2ND Floor
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

 

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Contact:  Laz Benitez (NYS Office for New Americans) 212-417-5803/646-628-3618 (Saturday)