HAGÅTÑA (IHFG) — I Hagan Famalåo’an Guåhan Incorporated continues to present Mo'na: Finding Our Way, a 10-part webinar series for women to examine, analyze and interpret historical roles of CHamoru women in the Marianas, sustainability practices, and health and indigenous healing practices within a humanities context. The webinar series features presentations led by CHamoru women scholars, activists, experts and cultural practitioners, facilitated discussion and other interactive components.


The fourth event in the 10-part series is entitled “Corn Soup and CHalakiles: Bringing Native Narratives to the Table” with Desiree Taimanglo Ventura, MA and Simone Efigenia Perez Bollinger, M.Ed. and takes place on Thursday, February 11, at 6 p.m. CHST.

 Echoing on themes from the first three webinar events, this particular event will be divided into two parts to give rise to integrated ideas of how women engage in our community and the unique gifts that they bring to the table.

The first part of the session will highlight archetypes and stereotypes of CHamoru women and the role of women in the Marianas as we proceed into the future.

The second part will include a reflective writing exercise to explore and envision authentic archetypes that work to further root famålao’an CHamoru seeking to thrive in a new era.  Prompts for the writing exercise will be presented, immediately followed by a closed interactive creative session. 

Audiences may attend Part 1 of the webinar on the IHFG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/haganguahan/.

Registration is required to participate in Part 2, the reflective writing component and space is limited. Participants can register at: http://bit.ly/RegisterIHFG.

This project is made possible through a grant from Humanities Guåhan, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act, as well as funding from the Guam Economic Development Authority.

In addition to presenting the webinar series, IHFG dedicated a portion of grant funds to offer a laptop and MiFi lending service to support women’s participation in the webinar series.

For more information on this or other IHFG projects, email haganguahan@gmail.com

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