Reflections About Bears Ears: An Evening in Honor of Karen Strom
7:00 - 9:00 p.m., CESL 103, Free
This program honors a recent gift of Native American art from astronomer and photographer Dr. Stephen Strom, in memory of his late wife, Karen. Dr. Strom will tell us about his latest project documenting the southern Utah region known as Bears Ears. Keynote speaker, Carleton Bowekaty, a member of the Pueblo of Zuni Tribal Council and the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, will share the experiences of the coalition as it advocated for the establishment of Bears Ears National Monument in 2015/16, and how it is responding to the monument's subsequent downsizing in 2017. At a reception following the program, selections from the Strom Collection will be on display and Dr. Strom will sign copies of his new books, Bears Ears: Views from a Sacred Land, with introduction by journalist Rebecca Robinson and poetry by Joy Harjo; and Voices from Bears Ears with Rebecca Robinson.
The Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) is one building east of ASM north. Program co-sponsored by Archaeology Southwest. Reception underwritten by the Friends of the ASM Collections.
Photo by Stephen Strom.