#HumCitizen: A Place that Looks like Home: Portraying Place in Contemporary Guam

Presented by:
Humanities Guåhan
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, History, Indigenous Peoples, Journalism, Other Audience: All, Colleges and Universities, Other, Young Adult

This project brings a Pulitzer Prize finalist to Guam to conduct a master class for journalists, a series of workshops for college and high school students, and a public presentation. The programs will explore how this multi-cultural, multi-ethnic island can create a sense of place, how media helps to shape a sense of place, and how sense of place fosters civic engagement.

The council will explore the idea of Guam as a place of refuge and hope, and how this sense of place is different for the different groups of people who call Guam “home.” To examine place and how local journalists write about it, and how it fosters civic engagement, the council is bringing Pulitzer Prize finalist Inara Verzemnieks for a week-long tour.

More information coming soon.