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Alameda

Chamoru Language Through Art - Day 2

Join Guam Chamoru Language Instructor, native speaker manåmkos in a weekend full of learning a beautiful Chamoru language and culture using a wide variety of art, crafts for all learning abilities and ages.

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Chamoru Language Through Art - Day 2
Chamoru Language Through Art - Day 2

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Jul 14, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Alameda, 1151 Harbor Bay Pkwy ste 208C, Alameda, CA 94502, USA

About The Event

Hafa adai!

The Chamoru language through arts program will utilize an indigenous pedagogy - a communicative, experiential and intergenerational approach to teaching. The concept of the program involves:

The program will be offered on the weekend to provide access for local people and commuters to participate. The goal will be to build a safe language speaking community and equip participants with basic blocks of conversational language by having an experience with cultural arts.

Course Topics:

1. Binaba Opening - Reawakening our knowledge & healing trongkon familia or Manggåfa (family and genealogy)

2. Fino' Chamoru Basics - common everyday expressions; how to ask for or locate things and people, around the house, in the yard, at a party or store; describing yourself and basic feelings (health and wellness).

3. Lina'lai yan Tinayuyot - foundational chants, songs, arts and crafts, songs and prayers.

By integrating language learning with cultural arts and manåmko’ (wise elder adult) collaboration, it would be a hope of a lasting impact on participants to experience Chamoru culture and contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Chamoru heritage.

It is highly recommended to attend both Saturday, July 13 from 8-4pm and Sunday, July 14 from 8-12pm to get the most out of the Chamoru language and culture program.

Si yu'us ma'ase!

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