Community Event: Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific Tour (Seattle)

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
El Centro De La Raza
2524 16th Ave S
WA 98144
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
Community Event: Oceania Rising: Peace Pivot to the Pacific Tour (Seattle) @ El Centro De La Raza | Seattle | WA | US

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Sponsored by Veterans for Peace Seattle Chapter 92

In response to the growing list of global crisis there has been another inspiring rise in voices of knowledge from matriarchs across indigenous cultures. As they step forward, we have an opportunity to step up and listen to the voices most impacted to co-create sustainable solutions for a future we all deserve and for our future generations.

We will welcome three speakers representing indigenous communities of Okinawa, Guam and Hawai’i who can speak on a lesser discussed topic regarding the militarization of communities and it’s intersectional points with environmental, political, social, racial, health and cultural impact. The growing concerns include radioactive contamination, damage from test bombing, jet crashes, unexploded ordnance, desecration of burials and other Indigenous sacred sites, potential foreign attack, and high social costs such as homelessness and sexual assault.


Tina Grandinetta, PhD Candidate
RMIT, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
WVWS Delegate, International Women’s Network Against Militarism
Biracial Uchinaanchu Okinawan woman from Hawai’i

Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, PhD Candidate
University of Hawai’i-Manoa, Political Sciences
Chamoru from Guahan Guam

Ruth Aloua
Mahi’ai (farmer), Malu ‘Āina Center for Nonviolent Education and Action
Kia’i loko (fishpond guardian), Kaloko Fishpond
Kanaka Maoli from the Kona District, Hawai’i

This event is in partnership with Seattle Veterans for Peace, promoting peace work internationally as allies and impacted marginalized peoples, with thanks to Zoltan Grossman, Evergreen State College professor of Geography, Native American & World Indigenous Peoples Studies for organizing this tour.

Introduction by Kyle Kajihiro, PhD candidate in Geography, University of Hawai’i-Manoa, board member for Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, founder of DMZ Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina, formerly working with American Friends Service Committee

February 19th, 7:00pm
Purce Hall, Evergreen State College
2725 McCann Plaza Dr NW, Olympia WA 98505

February 20th, 7:00pm
Peace House, Metanoia Peace Community
2116 NE 18th Ave, Portland OR 97212

Oceania Rising Tour webpage:

*** El Centro de la Raza is accessible via Link and Transit city bus
*** Parking is available and free of cost

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