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Roundtable presentation to focus on indigenous people of Latin America

(Bethlehem, PA)—Mildred Rivera-Vazquez, associate professor of Spanish at Moravian College, will deliver a slide/presentation, The Indigenous People of Latin America: What Remains? on Monday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium. This lecture, sponsored by the Moravian College Alumni Association, is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rivera has observed that indigenous cultures of Latin America have survived in very impressive archeological structures as testimonies of past glories. Today, despite centuries of colonization, these cultures are still flourishing. They still struggle for a place in the national culture of many Latin American countries. The slide show/presentation will discuss issues of cultural retention and survival and will comment on the contemporary values and contributions they are making to the national life.

Dr. Rivera teaches Spanish language courses, and Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Culture. She has traveled extensively in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Europe during her career. Professionally, Dr. Rivera maintains a busy schedule. She is a Trainer in Oral Proficiency Testing and helps professors in all teaching levels in oral testing of Spanish and many other languages for the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and for Peace Corps language instructors in many countries around the world. She serves also as coordinator for the Africana Studies Program for the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). In addition to her many commitments, Dr. Rivera contributes to scholarly articles and publications for larger collections. These works are published in the United States and abroad. She participates frequently in conferences and gives talks and courses at other local universities.

Call Moravian College at 610-625-7880 for more information.