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Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. (prompt!)  Program begins 
Weaving Generations Together:
Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas

Patricia Greenfield
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA

      For centuries, the Zinacantec Maya women of Chiapas, Mexico have woven and embroidered clothing that expresses their values and embodies their roles as mothers and daughters.  In the summers of 1969 and 1970, Patricia Greenfield traveled to Chiapas to study the women and the art they produce.  Professor Greenfield is the curator of an eponymous exhibition at UCLA’s Powell Library, which displays colorful hand-woven clothing from the region and provides insights and information about the Mayan people.  In her research, Greenfield addresses a wide range of issues, including how children are socialized, the effects of globalization, how growing entrepreneurship affected weaving and the teaching of weaving, the role of creativity, and verbal and nonverbal communication.  Greenfield and her photographer daughter documented a culture in transition, and the village’s rapid pace of social change made it an ideal laboratory for studying how social change alters human development — specifically, learning and creativity.

     Patricia Greenfield received her Ph. D. from Harvard University and is currently Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UCLA, where she is a member of the Developmental Psychology group.  Her central theoretical and research interest is in the relationship between culture and human development, and she has received many prestigious academic awards.  Her books include Mind and Media: The Effects of Television, Video Games, and Computers (Harvard, 1984) and many others.  With a focus on social change and human development, she has studied three generations of child development and socialization in a Maya community in Chiapas, Mexico between 1969 and 2012.   

   Second floor Rotunda, Powell Library, UCLA Campus
Admission:   Space is limited in the gallery, and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 
Please respond to
cherihunter@earthlink.net  by TUESDAY, NOV. 28.   TMA/SC Members & Guests Gratis. 
his will be an exhibition walking tour, with very limited seating.
*** REFRESHMENTS: Since this program takes place in a UCLA Library, there will be no refreshments served.
*** ALLOW AT LEAST 20-30 minutes from the time you arrive at the UCLA campus, to find and pay for parking, walk to the Powell Library, and find the 2nd floor main Rotunda.

Map of Powell Library Interior:  https://www.library.ucla.edu/sites/default/files/powell-floorplan-color_link_0.pdf  Enter by the front entrance, facing Royce Hall across the quad.  There is a handicapped lift from the 1st floor, and an elevator to the second floor, but it is a convoluted route to find it, and then to find the Rotunda from the elevator on the 2nd floor.  Be sure to allow time!
Map of UCLA PARKING: https://ucla.app.box.com/s/n49sussjcbo6e9s1ljs9j9icc053mqaq
We suggest parking in Lot 2,which is a fairly level ground with thesix which faces Royce Hall across the quad. You may also park in the upper level of Lot 5, behind Royce Hall. Lot 4 is also possible, but there is an uphill hike to arrive at Powell library. There is prepaid parking in all of these lots; you must pre-paid by the hour (allow at least two hours) at the pay– box; please PLEASE NOTE YOUR PARKING SPACE # BEFORE PAYING
.. It is no longer necessary to place your parking receipt in your car window.
***If you have a handicapped parking, you may obtain a prepaid sticker at the kiosk for $7 and park on the The street near the Powell Library, next to the Humanities building. However, on Saturdays, the  ONLY PARKING KIOSK THAT IS OPEN is on Westwood Plaza in the middle of campus.Please note Handicapped parking areas, and the "I"( for INFORMATION kiosk) location in Westward Plaza on the map link above.

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