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Panama and its Indigenous Peoples

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Language Program of the Humanities Department of Flagler College will present “Panama and its Indigenous Peoples,” a community event planned as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Sogui Diaz, a representative of the Kuna Yala of Panama, will share her culture, history, artifacts and language. A photography exhibition exploring culture and traditional aspects of the Embera indigenous group will be on display. During the event, attendees will also hear from students and scholars who have worked directly with indigenous groups in Panama, as well as learn about traditional Panamanian dance and how it is persevered here in Florida with the dance troop Viva Panamá.

Registrations is suggested, but not required. Some presentations will be in Spanish with English translation.

Schedule of Events for October 15, 2022: 

9AM Opening remarks with Dr. Charoni

9:30AM Educación Bilingüe Intercultural EBI

10AM Panamá y su diversidad

11AM Kuna Yala Art: Mola and its significance in the Kuna cosmovision and revolution (1925)

2:10PM Traditional Kuna Dances & musical instruments

3PM Live performance of folklore dances from the Panamanian Dance Group Viva Panamá

This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia in partnership with Flagler College.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

October 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am -
October 15, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Eugenia Charoni, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Flagler College; Sogui Díaz, Kuna Yala comarca from the Archipelago of San Blas; Viva Panamá, Jacksonville -based dance troop for the preservation of music traditions and folklore from Panama
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Event Contact:

Eugenia Charoni
(513) 560-8584

Event Venue:

Flager College
74 King St
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
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Venue Phone:
(513) 560-8584

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