NMPBS hosts a public lecture with University Libraries staff member, Jason Asenap, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 4 – 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Frank Waters Room at Zimmerman Library.

Jason Asenap (Comanche/Muscogee), an accomplished filmmaker, journalist, and renowned film critic, will engage the audience in a discussion that delves into the intricate limits of film genres, including documentaries, and their impact on Native identities and representation. His work has garnered widespread acclaim, earning him awards from the Native American Journalist Association in both 2020 and 2022.

Asenap currently works as a Library Information Specialist 3 in access services at the Fine Arts and Design Library. Asenap has been an employee at the University libraries since 2006.

This lecture is part of the NMPBS "The American Buffalo – Community Lecture Series," one of several free lectures examining the new Ken Burns film and the powerful relationships between the Indigenous peoples of New Mexico and the American buffalo.

Admission to this public lecture is free, but registration is required. To secure tickets, visit the NMPBS Website.