Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 and World Beyond War PDX invite you to join us for an event called Demilitarizing the Pacific.
Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, a PhD student in Political Science at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is Chamoru from Guahan (Guam) and has been very active in efforts to resist military buildup there.
Tina Grandinetti, a PhD candidate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Centre for Urban Research (Australia) and member of Women’s Voices Women Speak (WVWS). In 2017, she traveled to Okinawa as a member of the WVWS delegation to the International Women’s Network Against Militarism gathering. As a biracial Okinawan woman who grew up in occupied Hawaiʻi, she is interested in nourishing transnational solidarity against imperialism and towards decolonial futures.
Ruth Aloua, a Kanaka Maolim activist from Hawaiʻi island and a leader in the Mauna Kea and Pōhakuloa protector movement.
Kyle Kajihiro, former American Friend's Service Committee staff member, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice Board Member, and PhD candidate in geography, will deliver introductions via DVD and may join the Q & A via the internet.
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)
Democratic Socialists of America (Portland, OR)