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Meet the Matis – Presentation & Slideshow

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Carl Parris will share his travel experience with a slideshow and a talk on Saturday February 13 at 3pm.
Carl visited the Matis twice in 2018 during the rainy and dry seasons to observe their way of life.
The event will be virtual via Zoom.
Register in advance for this meeting – Check our FB for registration link

About Carl Parris:
Carl Parris has had a lifelong interest in how rural and remote societies organize themselves to adapt to their physical environments. Working on a farm in Pennsylvania in his teens, living in Mexico and living/working in a farming village in China in 1971 fostered his interests in anthropology and cultural geography which he pursued in college until he dropped out to see the world. After working in an auto plant in Detroit for 7 years and later for IBM in Poughkeepsie for 33 years he is now retired. He jumped on an invitation to join a small team from the Explorers Club to visit the Matis Indians in 2018 which allowed him to re-discover his sense of adventure and interests in cultural survival for indigenous communities.


February 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Queen City 15 Gallery


Queen City 15 Gallery
317 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, 12601 United States
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