May 13, 2012 @ 2:46 pm
Ep. 113 “Guam Herstory - Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories” hosted by Desiree Taimanglo Ventura (with production assistance by Daisy Demapan) airs 5/11/12.
In celebration of Mothers Day, this episode features a conversation about the launch of the Guampedia Women in Guam History project. Guampedia is the online encyclopedia about the history, culture, environment, and present day society of Guam. The Women in Guam History project profiles local women who have made significant contributions to our island’s ‘herstory.’ [For more information about this project and traveling exhibition, go to www.guampedia.com]
Program guests are Shannon Murphy (email@example.com) , managing editor, and Dominica Tolentino(firstname.lastname@example.org), content editor, of the Guampedia Foundation. They discuss their experiences growing up in Guam, Guampedia’s efforts to preserve and promote our island's unique history, and the background to the Women in Guam history project. They point out that while much of existing work surrounding Guam's historical figures cover the contributions of elite groups and men, there are many women whose contributions have not been recognized. They emphasize the importance of a more balanced gender presentation and a broader understanding of the past and possibilities for the future beyond the context of World War II.