Guam Women Warriors
GUAM WOMEN WARRIORS
Humanities Guåhan is developing an oral history and online exhibit project entitled GUAM WOMEN WARRIORS that focuses on women currently serving in the military and those who have returned to civilian life. By sharing their stories, perspectives and realities, and through hearing their voices, the goal of the project is to deepen the community’s understanding of women’s military and wartime experiences, as well as what it is like to come home
PEER-TO-PEER BASED: Service women and veterans are trained to collect and transcribe their own oral history narratives. The rich stories and profound conversations come to life through a peer-to-peer exchange.
ONLINE EXHIBIT: Narratives and images document and reflect their stories of service and sacrifice.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Film and discussion events and a civic reflection conversation series will augment the online exhibit.
Humanities Guåhan worked with scholar Laurel Monnig, PhD to conduct the initial oral history workshops with several service women and veterans in May 2015. Dr. Monnig carried out ethnographic fieldwork and research on Guam in the 1990’s, investigating how Chamorros negotiate with US colonialism, militarization, racial ideologies, and activism.
Humanities Guåhan hosted a special preview screening of "Island Soldier" for women service members and veterans at our office as part of our Guam Women Warriors project on Thursday, March 02 at 6:00 p.m.