A highly respected indigenous Chamoru woman from the US colony of Guam will be in Sydney on Wednesday 31 August.
Dr. Lisa Natividad is the President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and has shared Guahan’s plight with militarization in countries all over the world and at the United Nations.. She is an Associate Professor of social work at the University of Guam.
The Pacific atoll of Guam lies on the edge of the South China Sea, currently s focus of US-China rivalry.
Well over half of Guam has been turned into a US naval, airforce and Marine base which has been described as the tip of the US spear aimed at China.
Guam is part of the Marianas islands which were the site of 47 US nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s. Some tests led to radioactive fallout contaminating the area with appalling effects on the health of the community and considerable environmental damage.
Dr Natividad will speak at a public meeting on “The Anti-Nuclear Struggle in the Pacific –The Perspective from Guam at 6.30pm at the NSW Teachers Federation, 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills.
For more information and interviews,
contact Dr Hannah Middleton on 0418 668 098