Humanities Fridays in October for CNMI Humanities Month

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(Press Release) — The Northern Marianas Humanities Council will launch “Humanities Fridays” and other activities in October 2020 to celebrate CNMI Humanities Month.

Humanities Fridays are one-hour Zoom webinar presentations scheduled at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Chamorro Standard Time) on each Friday in October and featuring a range of humanities topics.

“We reached out to various groups and individuals who are either doing the humanities or have made the effort to study an issue or topic that has some relevance to our community,” said Robert Torres, council chairman. “Humanities Fridays is our way of starting conversations that we hope will inspire reflection, push the boundaries of our collective imagination and create new ways to express interests and experiences within our diverse communities.”

Humanities Fridays topics and presenters are scheduled as follows:

  • Oct. 2, 10 a.m.

Sophia Perez  

“Tip of the Spear: How Mariana  Islanders See Their Relationship with the U.S. Military”

5 p.m.

Marilynn Marron, Maureen  Sebangiol, and Pam Brown

“Meet Soroptimists of the Northern  Mariana  Islands”

  • Oct. 9, 10 a.m.

Hanna  Jugo   

“Adaptive Strategies to Food Insecurity within the Chuukese Community of Guam”

5 p.m.

“Fu’una Sanz  

“I Tinilaikan Numiru gi Fino’ CHamoru: Changes in Chamorro Plurality”

  • Oct. 16, 10 a.m.

Thomas Manglona

“Democracy and the Informed Citizen”

5 p.m.

Vana Quichocho          Håyi

“Ham På’go: Understanding How Chamoru Identity and Acculturation Styles Affect the Psychological Well-Being of Third Generation World War II Chamoru People in Guam”

  • Oct. 23, 10 a.m.

Joey P. San Nicholas and Kimberly King- Hinds

“Ti Un Chuli’ Hulu’ Gi Langhet”

5 p.m.         

Kayle Tydingco            

“Tiningo’ Famalåo’an: Oral Histories & Non-fiction Stories of Chamorro  Women”

  • Oct. 30, 10 a.m.

Leonard Leon               

“Super Typhoon  Yutu: The Human  Experience”

Visit to register and view presentation descriptions. For questions and comments, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone: 235-4785.

Humanities Fridays is supported by funding received from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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