Guam – The Guam Humanities Council (GHC) has a series of events planned for the community that takes a closer look at the visible and invisible fences that separate society.
Executive Director Kimberly Kihleng says it all ties into their current Smithsonian Exhibition tour of “Between Fences” and its companion Guam Exhibition, “I Kelat The Fence.” The second phase of the tour is currently being held at the Agana Shoppping Center. Kihleng mentions as part of the series, they will be screening another film on the U.S. military occupation of Hawaii and hosting a discussion on disabilities in the next couple of weeks.
“We’re going to be having a panel discussion on disabilities, looking at intangible fences in our community…looking at cultural perspectives on disabilities” said Kihleng. “We have a great line up of panelists for that as well. And then our closing event, which will be on June 30 is entitled, ‘Reading the Fence.’ And so, we’re going to have a poetry night where local poets will be coming together to really talk about and read their work that looks at the fence.”
The council also awarded grants to two documentaries. “Island Soldier” looks at the service of Micronesians in the U.S. military, while “Across the Water in Time” focuses on the process of Guam’s historical and genealogical research.
GHC is also conducting a nature hike for its ecological literacy project, “I Tano Yan I Tasi.” They will be visiting women that tend to the tarot gardens in the Agana Springs this Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 a.m.. The meeting place will be at the Hagatna Mayor’s Office. Everyone is invited to attend.
For more information on their events, log on to guamhumanitiescouncil.org .