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Guam - The Guam Humanities Council will bring to Guam Micronesian scholar and author Teresia Teaiwa, PhD, as part of their project “The Micronesian Question,” Issues of Migration, Identity and Belonging on Guam.”
The multifaceted project focuses on the many issues surrounding the migration of islanders from other parts of Micronesia to Guam and includes the Council's Motheread family literacy program, a series of film and discussion events, a youth-centered photography and creative writing project and traveling exhibit, and community conversations.
Dr. Teaiwa will be on island from August 21 through August 29, 2011.
She is a Senior Lecturer of Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. She is a native of Banaba Island in Kiribati and was raised in Suva, Fiji. Dr. Teaiwa's research interests include gender and militarism, globalization, native Pacific cultural studies, women's history and native feminisms, Pacific history and identity and diaspora. She is also a poet whose poetry and short prose have been published in a range of international literary journals. Her first collection of poetry, Searching for Nei Nim'anoa (1995) has been taught in courses at the University of Hawai'i, and the University of the South Pacific.
She has two CDs of poetry, “Terenesia: Amplified Poetry and Songs by Teresia Teaiwa and Sia Figiel” (2000), and “I can see Fiji: poetry and sound”
The presentation of “The Micronesian Question” is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, We the People
Initiative. In-Sights was also made possible through a grant from the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) and support from Triple B Forwarders, Mangliao Mayor's Office, Pizza Hut Restaurants and Subway Restaurants.
The Guam Humanities Council is a non-profit organization that provides foundational support and educational programs for the people of Guam.
The mission of the Guam Humanities Council is to foster community engagement and dialogue, inspire critical thinking, celebrate diversity and
enrich the quality of life of island residents through the power of the humanities.
For more information, please contact Monaeka Flores at 472-4461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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