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Keynote Address by Ofelia Zepeda and Discussion Tables

Ofelia Zepeda, photo credit Tony Celentano

A member of the Tohono O’odham (formerly Papago) Nation, Ofelia Zepeda grew up in Stanfield, Arizona. She earned a BA, an MA, and a PhD in linguistics from the University of Arizona. She is the author of a grammar of the Tohono O’odham language, A Papago Grammar (1983). Zepeda’s poetry collections include Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert (1995) and Jewed’l-hoi/Earth Movements, O’Odham Poems (1996).

Following the keynote address, you are invited to move to the discussion tables at the back of the room to share your thoughts about Ofelia Zepeda’s keynote address with your fellow attendees. We encourage you to sit with someone you don’t know!

COVID Guidelines: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test test taken within 72 hours is required to attend this event, and face masks are required while in the venue. Please see our COVID-19 Guidelines for more information.

Access Information: For information about the physical features of the Marriott’s accessible rooms, common areas, or special services relating to a specific disability, please visit the Marriott’s website, call 1-520-792-4100, or contact Program Manager Kelsi Vanada. Download the Marriott’s floor plan here. Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance include the Business Center; Meeting spaces and ballrooms; Public entrance alternative; Registration Desk Pathway; Registration desk; Restaurant(s)/Lounge(s). Accessible Hotel Features include: two accessible restrooms near conference meeting rooms; Accessible Self-parking; Self-parking facility, van-accessible spaces; Self-parking, accessible spaces; Service animals are welcome; Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs; Elevators.

This event is supported by a grant from Arizona Humanities.

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