director of the Center for Rural Research/Development, 308.865.8199
Colombian community arts projects and economic sustainability will be the focus of a Global Scholars Seminar Series 12:20 – 1 p.m. presentation Wednesday, March 12, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Ockinga Seminar Center Conference Room.
Featured speakers will be Aty Janay and Hugo Jaimoy Juagibioy, both from Colombia, South America. The two are on the campus for The Reynolds Series: Honoring the Sandhill Crane Migration Tribute Retreat. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Janay is of the Arhuachan people of the Sierra Nevada. She serves as a community organizer and leader for women’s economic sustainability through traditional arts, oraliteratures and weavings. She holds a degree in business management/marketing. Well-known in Colombia for her work in the arts and community service, this is her first visit to the United States.
Juagibioy is a cultural and oral literature proponent, as well as a poet and Indigenous human rights activist for the Kamentsa People of Putamayo, Colombia. He has performed throughout Latin America, Italy, Spain and the United States. His poetry is heavily demonstrative of Colombian thought and philosophy. He is also a published author.