Maestro Akaxe Yotzin to Lecture Oct. 8September 27, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – SUNY Orange will welcome Maestro Akaxe Yotzin to the College’s Middletown campus for an Oct. 8 daytime lecture entitled “From Human Sacrifices to Deism: Dismantling Myths of Prehispanic Mexico.” The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in the Gerry Forum of the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering.
Yotzin, an expert on Prehispanic Mesoamerican semiotics and disciplines, will dismantle the popular myths of human sacrifices, cannibalism, imperialism and deism in Prehispanic cultures. By analyzing the symbols and evidence through a cultural, philosophical, spiritual and indigenous lens, he will bring to light missing pieces in the mainstream narrative.
Yotzin traces his lineage to the ancient native traditions of Mesoamerica. He is a “Temachtiani” of the Toltekatl sciences, disciplines, rituals, and philosophies. He has taught across Europe, Latin America, and the United States, where he currently resides. Akaxe Yotzin is trilingual, speaking fluently in Nahuatl, English and Spanish. His lecture will be in English.
His appearance has been arranged by the College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Lorraine Lopez-Janove, chief diversity officer, at (845) 235-2764 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.