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Subject: Colonialism & Contamination: Mapping U.S. Military Injustices on the Chamorro People of Guam, 4/29, 7pm ET
Date: April 23, 2020 at 10:32:07 AM PDT
FYI what sounds like a great event next week
Colonialism & Contamination: Mapping U.S. Military Injustices on the Chamorro People of Guam"
Join World BEYOND War for a free webinar on April 29 at 7pm Eastern as part of our “Close Bases” campaign! We’ll be joined by speakers Dr. Sasha Davis & Leilani Rania Ganser to talk about the negative impact of U.S. military bases in Guam. We’ll explore how the military presence threatens the indigenous Chamorro culture and people, as well as the environmental impacts of the weapons stored on the bases.
Our featured panelists are:
- Dr. Sasha Davis has a PhD from Penn State University, completing his dissertation on the effects on nuclear contamination on the Bikini Atoll, on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific. He has done extensive research on matters of militarization in the Pacific and contamination caused by military bases. He is a professor at Keene State College in New Hampshire, where he teaches courses in Human Geography, Tourism, and Recreation. Dr. Davis has published multiple journal articles and books, including Islands and Oceans: Reimagining Sovereignty and Social Change, which analyses the damage done by militarization in the Pacific.
- Leilani Rania Ganser is the Grants and Impact Coordinator at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Her experiences as a person who identifies as Chamorro and Kanaka Maoli have encouraged and inspired her to include indigenous methods of storytelling in her writing and in public conversation. Her activism spans multiple social issues, and she studies colonial violence and gendered violence as well as interactions between indigenous communities and the military. Prior to working with the Pulitzer Center, she served as an advocacy intern for the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services, and a climate justice intern for the Institute for Policy Studies. She has also served as a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) since 2017. Her publications addressing the military situation in Guam and the Mariana Islands include “From Galapagos to Guam: U.S. Military Bases are a Threat to Local Communities,” and “In Guam, the Gravest Threat isn’t North Korea - It’s the United States.”
Click "Register" to sign up for this free webinar!
The webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Participants can join via a device with an internet connection, or dial in via telephone. Once you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom information. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.
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