Monday, May 24, 2010

Lakeshore Foundation Presentations

On Monday, May 24th, ANTHRO-TEACH students gave presentations to visually-impaired teenagers and adults at Birmingham's Lakeshore Foundation.

Marissa Bakhshian presented on ancient and modern-day Persia (Iran), focusing on the roles of sports and music in the society.

She also brought musical instruments and spices as tactile and olfactory aids.

Lindsay Whiteaker presented on Fijian culture and foodways. She gave each person a traditional role in Fijian society, and then placed everyone at the table according to their rank.

The "chief" of the day was wrapped in masi (barkcloth) to signify his wealth and status.

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