4 Ajaw 13 Sip (May 25, 2014): Birth and rebirth of MAM

4 Ajaw 13 Sip, drawing by Jorge Pérez de Lara

4 Ajaw 13 Sip, drawing by Jorge Pérez de Lara

Birth of MAM

Beginning in 2004, spearheaded by enthusiast Sue Glenn, a call went out to renew efforts to bring Maya colleagues to the annual Maya Meetings in Austin.

In 2005, we held our first meeting as a group, calling ourselves Friends of the Maya Meetings.

Our core group of supporters included Beth Spencer, Al Meador, Karon Winzenz, Nick Hopkins, Kathryn Josserand, Lloyd Anderson, Bea Koch, Cheyenne Spetzler, Greg Reddick and others (I apologize to those I have not mentioned). That year we sponsored Maya colleagues Lolmay García and Antonio Cuxil to the meetings in Texas.

2006 newsletter for Friends of the Maya Meetings

2006 newsletter for Friends of the Maya Meetings

By 2006 we were able to sponsor ten Maya attendees from Mexico and Guatemala and helped others with invitations that aided in their visa applications. Continue reading

10 Ajaw 13 Wo (May 5, 2014): Preparing for the big event

10 Ajaw 13 Wo, drawing by Jorge Pérez de Lara

10 Ajaw 13 Wo, drawing by Jorge Pérez de Lara

Three weeks to the grand Second International Congress of Maya Epigraphers.

Regarding enrollment: Not surprisingly there have been a number of people asking if they can attend. This event is by invitation only, and we have already extended the capacity from 80 to 110. We’re sorry, but we cannot possibly open up to the general public at this time.

In March, Martín Gómez and I spent 10 days of intense organizing.

Martín Gómez, Maya Tzeltal, in his home office, Abasolo, Chiapas.

Martín Gómez, Maya Tzeltal, in his home office, Abasolo, Chiapas.

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