PAST HUMANITIES GUÅHAN PROJECTS

PAST PROJECTS

Cultural Performances and Workshops

  • A Place to Stand film premier, tour and workshops with Jimmy Santiago Baca and Daniel Glick (2015)
  • Tour and workshops with The Birmingham Sunlights (2014)
  • Literary Tour with Jimmy Santiago Baca (2012)
  • Dance and Identity in the Pacific with Black Grace (2009)
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • 15th Anniversary Writing the Pacific with Albert Wendt (2006)

Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street Program

  • Journey Stories (2014-15)
  • Between Fences (2012)
  • Key Ingredients – America By Food (2009-2010)
  • New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music (2007)

Interpretive Exhibits and Programs
To complement the Smithsonian exhibitions and highlight Guam’s history, culture and contemporary issues, locally focused exhibitions with programming were also presented. 

  • Sindålu – Chamorro Journeys in the U.S. Military (2014-2015
  • I Kelat The Fence: Historical Perspectives on Guam’s Changing Landscape (2012)
  • Transitional Table- Guam’s shifting food traditions during and after World War II (2009)
  • Food is Life – Micronesia’s Diverse Food Traditions (2010)

NEH We The People Initiative Projects

  • I Tano Yan I Tasi – Land and Sea: Ecological Literacy on the Pacific Island of Guam” (2011-2013)
    Farm and garden tours, interpretive hikes, film forum series, three food democracy tours and workshops
  • “The Micronesian Question”: Issues of Migration, Identity and Belonging on Guam (2009-2010)
    Film and discussion series, youth-centered photography and creative writing workshops and exhibition, performances, readings, conversations and a literary tour.
  • Picturing America, Picturing Guam (2008)
    National and local exhibits, educator workshops and classroom resource materials
  • “8000, How Will It Change Our Lives”, Community Conversations on the Military Buildup in Guam (2008)
    Island-wide community conversations series based on the civic reflection model, large conversation events, facilitator workshops, and literary tours
  • Remembering Camp Roxas (2006)
    Exhibit, film and discussion series, lectures and film short
  • Families Under Siege (2005)
    Documentary film and traveling exhibit with musical component and classroom resource materials

Eat Your Heritage Food Democracy Tours  
The tours included interpretive dinner events highlighting local farmers, produce and proteins, school workshops, presentations and demonstrations, community lectures and films with discussion.

  • 2011 – Eat Your Heritage, Island Meets Desert– Native American and local cuisine, featuring James Beard Award Winning Chef Lois Ellen Frank and Chef Walter Whitewater
  • 2013 – Eat Your Heritage II – Chamorro Hawaiian Fusion, featuring Chef Mark Noguchi and Community Organizer Amanda Corby
  • 2014 – Eat Your Heritage III – Freedom on the Menu: Celebrating Southern Cooking and Gospel Music, featuring James Beard Award Winning Chef Robert Stehling and The Birmingham Sunlights, NEA National Heritage Fellows

Film/Discussion Series  
Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle (2014-2015)

  • Documentary film and discussion, with lectures, musical performances and food
  • Films: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders
  • Partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Annual I Tinaotao Historic 5k Run (2008-12)
Historically themed run through the capital with cultural and musical performances as well as an educational brochure of historic Hagatna.


For more information about any of the programs, please call 472-4461 or email info_ghc@teleguam.net.