Navajo Math Circles, a film by George Csicsery.
6:30 - 7:00: Pre-event reception (Hors d'oeuvres served)
7:00 - 8:00: Film screening of "Navajo Math Circles"
8:00 - 8:15: Break
8:15 - 9:00: Discussion Panel on Film
Event speakers (by last name)
Karen Biestman, Associate Dean & Director of the Native American Cultural Center
George Csicsery of ZALA films, filmmaker
Felicia Darling (Ph.D '16), Math Education Specialist, Monterey County Office of Education
Dr. Tatiana Shubin, Hopi-Navajo Teacher
Duane Yazzie, Hope-Navajo Teacher
Navajo Math Circles (2016, 58 minutes) by George Csicsery follows Navajo students through the course of their studies in a lively collaboration with mathematicians from around the country. The documentary, filmed in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico in the Four Corners region, reveals both the challenges and rewards in education in this region. Applications of math in Native culture provide tools for increasing math literacy, highlighting the special connections between Navajo culture, natural beauty, and mathematics.