Guam – The Guam Humanities Council has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program to bring to Guam the national exhibit, Journey Stories.
As part of the tour, the Council has developed a local companion exhibit with complementary programs entitled, Sindålu–Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military, to explore the many significant and oftentimes unrecognized journeys of Chamorro men and women who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Military.
The Council worked with Chamorro scholar and historian Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua to develop the Guam-focused exhibit. The Council has also partnered with the Agana Shopping Center to launch the tour and present the opening venue and programs.
As part of the exhibit programs, the Council will host the following events:
Honoring Filipino Veterans – 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 13
This program will help to expand and build upon the exhibit by highlighting some of the important and unrecognized stories of our local Filipino veterans and service members. Chamorros and Filipinos may identify with a shared colonial history and military experience. Comprising nearly one-third of the island’s population, the Filipino community also includes a large number of veterans. This program will provide a space for their narratives and perspectives to be included.
Veterans Poetry and Art Night, – 6 p.m., Saturday, August 16
The closing event will include artwork and readings by local veterans. The Council is seeking submissions for this event.
These events are free and open to the public To participate or for more information please call 472-4462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tour of Journey Stories and Sindålu is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA), and Guam Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Connection (GNOSC). Sponsors for the tour include Triple B Forwarders, the Agana Shopping Center and Marianas Variety. Additional support had been provided by Isla Center for the Arts. 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.