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

Join CODEPINK for a China Is Not Our Enemy webinar on the impacts of the U.S.'s escalated militarization and war on China on Indigenous CHamoru land/seas/air, safety, sovereignty, and futurity in Guam (Guåhan) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Learn about how this war is actively contributing to the exacerbation of the planet's climate crisis and to the ongoing oppression of Indigenous Pacific Islanders in Guåhan and the Northern Mariana Islands—from Indigenous Pacific Islander scholars, lawyers, and activists themselves!

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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 Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His dissertation focused on the complexities of military presence and security in Guam through the concept of “sustainable insecurity.” 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 “Naek” Flores (she/they) is a queer CHamoru artist and activist. Naek is a member of dynamic community organizations that focus on CHamoru self-determination, environmental justice, and the protection of sacred sites: Prutehi Litekyan – Save Ritidian, I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan, and Independent Guåhan, all of which are part 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:áke/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’s 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.

Event Co-Sponsors:

Pacific Asian Nuclear-Free Peace Alliance (PANPA)

The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Women for Genuine Security

Military Poisons, a project of WILPF US

Just Transition Hawai'i Coalition

Veterans for Peace Climate Crisis & Militarism Project

No Cold War, Britain

Pivot to Peace

World Beyond War

Peace Action Maine

To learn more or watch past webinars in this series, visit #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy, or follow us on Twitter.

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