Throughout the Maya region, millions of ethno-linguistic Mayan descendants confront poverty and ethnic discrimination on a daily basis. Surrounded by architecture built by their ancestors, these descendants don't usually have access to the vast archaeological knowledge about their cultural heritage. Patricia McAnany is a director of an organization that's recognized this problem. In an event sponsored by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, McAnany will deliver a lecture titled "Global and Grass-root: How InHerit Cultivates Community-Collaborative Maya Archaeology." McAnany will discuss how cultural heritage programs at InHerit have promoted discussions about the past, supports collaborative research and built relationships with Mayan communities. Chair of anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, McAnany is the recipient of research awards from the National Science Foundation and the Archaeological Institute of America. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Room 015, 85 Waterman St.