WHAT: I Kareran I Palåbran Måmi (The Journey of Our Words)
WHO: Poets, Angela T. Hoppe-Cruz (MSW/MA Pacific Islands Studies Candidate) & Kisha Borja-Kicho`cho` (MA Pacific Island Studies Candidate). Both women are Chamoru and were born and raised on the island of Guåhan (Guam).
WHERE: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Campus Center, Executive Dining Room
WHEN: Friday, February, 12, 2010
We will be reading pieces we have collaborated on as well as our own individual poetry. Much of our work centers on the impact U.S. militarization and colonialism have had on our home island community of Guåhan and the other Micronesian islands, much of which is manifest in social, economic, and environmental injustice. Our work also focuses on Chamoru culture and identity. Immediately following the reading, there will be a facilitated discussion.
Food will be served (sponsored by the UH Marianas Club and C.E.J.E.).
The event is free and open to the public!
Your support is greatly appreciated!