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Sat, Jul 06

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Greenway Golf/Corica Park

Chamoru Language Through Arts

Join Eva Aguon Cruz, Chamoru Language Instructor and native speaker manåmkos in a weekend full of learning Chamorro through arts. All experience levels and ages are welcome. Each person must register separately.

Chamoru Language Through Arts
Chamoru Language Through Arts

Time & Location

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Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM PDT – Jul 07, 2024, 2:00 PM PDT

Greenway Golf/Corica Park, 1 Clubhouse Memorial Road, Alameda, CA 94502

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About The Event

The Chamoru language through arts program will utilize an indigenous pedagogy - a communicative, experiential and intergenerational approach to teaching. 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 collaboration with manåmko’ (wise elder) , we hope to create a lasting impact on participants to experience Chamoru culture and contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Chamoru heritage.

Program is freely offered but we ask that you commit to the full length of the program:

Saturday, July 6th from  9 - 4 and Sunday, July 7th from 10-2 PM. 

All ages are welcome but each person must register (including children). 

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