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The U.S.’s Militarization of Guam & the Marianas: Lived Impacts of the U.S.’s War On China

October 1, 2021 @ 6:00 PM ‚Äď 7:00 PM

CODEPINK launches new campaign: China is Not Our Enemy - United For Peace and Justice

Join CODEPINK for a China Is Not Our Enemy webinar on the impacts of the U.S.’s escalated militarism policies and war on China on indigenous CHamoru land, safety, sovereignty, and futurity in Guam (Gu√•han) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

ūüĎČRSVP now for a copy of the Zoom link! Or join us live on¬†Youtube!

Here is the Zoom link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81150303825?pwd=MlhwM3djalRaUUJvNWhBRnNsUDNjUT09

Featured speakers:

  • Julian Aguon¬†is an indigenous writer and human rights lawyer working at the intersection of international indigenous rights and environmental law. A native son of Guam, Julian founded his own law firm to advocate for the myriad peoples of the Pacific region. Julian lectures at the University of Guam and the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he teaches International Law and Pacific Island Legal Systems. He has published numerous books and law articles on a range of international law and human rights issues. He lives in Yona, Guam.
  • Dr. Kenneth Gofigan Kuper¬†is Assistant Professor of Political Science (specializing in Security Studies and International Relations) and Chamoru Studies at the University of Guam. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai Ľi at MńĀnoa. His dissertation focused on the complexities of military presence and security in Guam through the concept of ‚Äúsustainable insecurity.‚ÄĚ His research interests include the role of islands in global politics, Indo-Pacific geopolitics, militarization of the Pacific Islands, decolonization, and the reconceptualization of security.¬†
  • Monaeka ‚ÄúNaek‚ÄĚ Flores¬†is a queer CHamoru artist, activist, and daughter of Gu√•han who has worked in ceramic, metal, glass, painting, film, and mixed media and has curated and coordinated a number of art and interpretive exhibits and programs. She is a member of dynamic community organizations that focus on CHamoru self-determination, environmental justice, and the protection of sacred sites: Prutehi Litekyan ‚Äď Save Ritidian, I Hagan Famal√•o‚Äôan Gu√•han, and Independent Gu√•han, all members of the Fanohge Coalition.
  • Dr. Theresa (Isa) Arriola¬†is currently an Assistant Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University (Tiohti:√°ke/Montreal). She is also the Chair of Our Common Wealth 670 (Saipan), a community advocacy group dedicated to research, awareness and education about militarization and it‚Äôs link to Indigenous self-determination.¬†Isa’s research focuses on the intersections of militarism, indigeneity, and the environment among indigenous Chamorro and Refaluwasch peoples in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), where she was born and raised.

To learn more or watch past webinars in this series, visit #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy.

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Madison Tang · madison@codepink.org

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