Diasporic Micronesians: Chamoru and Marshallese Communities in California and Washington

May 15, 2021 | 2:00pm-3:30pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Moderated by Alfred Peredo Flores of Harvey Mudd College

Chamorus and Marshallese comprise two of the six largest Pacific Islander ethnic groups living in California and Washington. As Micronesians, they share similar cultural and historical experiences, all of which have shaped their diasporas to the continental United States. By featuring Chamoru and Marshallese activists and scholars in California and Washington, this roundtable will highlight their expertise in dance, public health, education, language, and public history as they navigate the impacts of climate change, militarism, and settler colonialism. 

The distinguished panelists include:

Jasmine Alik, University of Washington

Holly Barker, Burke Museum and the University of Washington

Heidi Chargualaf-Quenga, Kutturan Chamoru Foundation

QB Keju, Marshallese Community Educator

Leimamo Wase, Baylor University

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/diasporicmicronesians

For more information, contact: alflores@g.hmc.edu

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