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War in the Pacific discussion program

(Press Release) — East Carolina University in partnership with the Northern Marianas Humanities Council and the CNMI Historic Preservation Office are bringing back the War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage discussion program next month!

War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage discussion program aims to engage veterans and civilians in exploring war related humanities resources in the CNMI and sharing personal stories on how they relate to war heritage. Discussion program dates are Oct. 2, 3, 5, 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5: p.m. at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center Theater.

The War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage discussion program will be held next month at the American Memorial Park Visitor Center Theater.  Contributed photo

Each evening participants will engage in discussions about the humanities content for themes such as Veteran and Indigenous Identity, the Enemy, the Civilian, Memorialization and Conflict Heritage. Discussions will be facilitated by trained and experienced discussion leaders. To learn more about the discussion program and themes that will be covered, visit https://cnmiheritage.wordpress.com.

Discussion leaders will be Genevieve Cabrera, Fred Camacho, Jim Pruitt, Tina Sablan, Leila Staffler and Eulalia V. Arriola.

The program is free and open to the community, however, seating is very limited and priority is given to veterans and their family members.

To reserve your seat please contact council staff at 235-4785 or e-mail Dr. Jennifer McKinnon at mckinnonje@ecu.edu.