The Arizona State Museum is launching a new series of informal, free-flowing discussions with ASM curators, free to the public. On Wednesday, November 4, 3:00-3:45 pm, chat with James T. Watson, ASM assistant curator of bioarchaeology, who will consider the importance of balancing the interests of science and the concerns of descendant communities when excavating human skeletons. This will be followed by the School of Anthropology’s free weekly lecture at 4:00 pm, featuring Andrew Wiley. The next Coffee with the Curators discussion will be on Wednesday, December 2, led by Alyce Sadongei, assistant curator for Native American relations.
The museum will also host another free event, the Native Eyes Film Showcase Media Literacy Colloquium, on Thursday, November 12, 2009, 4:00-6:00 pm. Meet filmmaker Julianna Brannum (Comanche) and preview her new documentary LaDonna Harris: Indian 101. Discuss the film with her and with Heather Whiteman Runs Him-Oleyte (Crow), joint legal counsel, executive branch, Apsáalooke Nation/Crow. This program takes place at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.