October/Early November 2012 Brown Bag Schedule
¬ October 19: ¬ ‚ÄúBats of Utah‚ÄĚ Learn from scientist John Taylor of Southern Utah University about the eighteen species of these sophisticated and misunderstood residents of Utah, sixteen of which call Washington County home.¬ John will provide numerous engaging, close-up photos of our insect-devouring neighbors, fill you in on intriguing aspects of their behavior, and answer any of your questions about these unique mammals.
¬ October 26: ¬ ‚ÄúAn Afternoon on the Arizona Strip‚ÄĚ¬ ¬ Join entertainer Stan Bronson for a preview of DASIA‚Äôs November 7 ‚ÄúAn Evening on the Arizona Strip‚ÄĚ benefit to be held at Staheli Farms.¬ Stan is a local gem: A delightful singer, songwriter, and local historian.¬ This is a program not to be missed.¬ Aside from producing ten musical albums (including one that merited a Grammy nomination), Stan also serves as Executive Director of The Native American Peoples Historical Foundation.¬
November 2: ¬ ‚ÄúHuman Trafficking on the Old Spanish Trail‚ÄĚ ¬ ¬ Our first lecture celebrating Native American Heritage Month will feature educator Sondra Jones.¬ Sondra will remind us of a sadder aspect of the history of the Southwest.¬ Human merchandise was one of the most profitable commodities transported and traded on the Old Spanish Trail. It was a lucrative trade that enriched Spanish and Indian traders, intertwined cultures, lured non-Indian traders into Indian lands and incited violence. It was born out of poverty and greed, and was exploited by Indian and non-Indian merchants alike.¬ Sondra‚Äôs recounting of this chapter of history provides us with a poignant reminder of our need for awareness of our human frailties.