A ChaMoru Pedagogy
Our workshop concerns the health and lives of native Pacific Islanders in their homelands, their experiences leaving Oceania, and the various ways that racism and migration to America has impacted their way of life & their pathways into higher education. We explore concepts of race as a means to address social inequalities facing communities of color in the Northwest. Increase your understanding of recent social movements for Black Lives Matter, Brown Lives Matter, and Native Lives Matter centered in Ethnic Studies frameworks. We learn how to apply critical race theories to real world scenarios for young men that are trying to organize their friends in sports, clubs, and youth groups. We build community through intergroup dialogue, personal reflection & multi-media teaching methods.
Facilitator: Michael (Acfalle Gumataotao) Tuncap, Ph.C.
- Michael Tun`cap was born in Aniguak, Guam & raised in Tacoma, Washington. He was the founding Director of the Pacific Islander Student Commission at UW Seattle in 2000. He studied race and American politics at the University of Virginia in 2000 as a Ralph Bunche Summer Institute fellow. From 2003-2009, he taught Ethnic Studies courses to over 1,200 undergraduates at UC Berkeley while earning his M.A in Ethnic Studies in 2005. From 2008-10, Tuncap served on the Guam Delegation to the United Nations as a SME on race relations and equity. Tuncap is the co-founder of the Pacific Islander Studies Institute of Washington. His work is featured in Matamati: The Vasa in Us, an anthology of indigenous writings. Tuncap serves as the Director of Diversity at Green River College. Since 2012, he has hired over 110 under represented full time, part time & student employees from 41 ethnicities and languages.