Photo: UA professor of Mexican American Studies Roberto Rodriguez (left) and Mayan musician and educator Yazmin Novelo (left) attend the Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona Mall.
Yazmin Novelo is a Maya singer, educator and radio show host who came to the University of Arizona to promote The Maya Maiz Roots Conference, taking place April 24-28. The five-day conference will travel to Arizona State University, Pima Community College and the UA. “Mayan people is not a people of the past … We are people from today,” Novelo said. “That video wants to show that we are people who are walking with all the world.”