Guam News - Community Events
Guam - The Guam Humanities Council is currently carrying out a multifaceted project I Tano yan I Tasi, Land and Sea - Ecological Literacy on the US Pacific Island of Guam, that seeks to inform and inspire island residents to engage with values, ideas and actions that are central to a participatory democracy and a sustainable future for our island.
The Council has presented many project components to encourage residents to explore the important connections between food, health, culture and the environment in order to better “grow democracy.”
Project programs include a food democracy tour, Eat Your Heritage, with an interpretive dinner featuring Native American chef and culinary anthropologist Lois Ellen Frank and Chef Walter Whitewater, and Chamorro chefs, a film forum series, and several interpretive hikes, farm tours, and nature walks that brought together science and humanities experts.
The Council will now present a second food democracy tour Eat Your Heritage II, from April 1 - 6, in which we will bring to Guam leaders in the Pacific food sovereignty movement in Hawaii, Chef Mark Noguchi, community organizer Amanda Corby, and Native Hawaiian chef intern Kelley Pittman. The tour will include workshops with high school and college students, public presentations and film screening, and a gala interpretive dinner event, Chamorro Hawaiian Fusion, on Saturday, April 6 at the Hyatt Resort Guam, which will include local award-winning chefs Peter Duenas, Mirko Agostini, Paul Kerner and Christopher Aguon, and a partnership with the Guam Farmerʼs Cooperation.
Mark Noguchi was born and raised in Manoa Valley and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and the Culinary Institute of America. His
dedication to empowering his community through food and education has landed him a spot as a leader in Hawai`iʼs sustainable food movement. Mark and Amandaʼs nationally recognized catering company Pili, which means “interconnected” in Native Hawaiian, was founded to provide “thoughtful” food, encouraging attention to place-based local resources.
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.
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