Independent Guåhan continues village outreach with Malesso’ General Assembly, will focus on local leadership and ingenuity
For Immediate Release, May 23, 2017 – In their continuing efforts to educate the island community about decolonization, Independent Guåhan will be holding their monthly General Assembly at the Malesso’ Recreational Center on May 25th from 6:00-7:30 P.M. This month’s assembly continues a village-based outreach initiative, where the group brings informational resources and critical conversations about independence as a political status option directly into the island’s villages.
At each General Assembly, Independent Guåhan choose a Maga’taotao or elite person to be honored. For the May assembly, the group will recognize the courage of Jose “Tonko” Reyes, who during the closing days of the Japanese occupation of Guam, organized a group of men from Malesso’ to rise up and kill the Japanese soldiers holding the village captive.
Like the brave and careful leadership of Pop Tonko, an Independent Guåhan would be most successful by capitalizing on our island's unique strengths and leadership abilities. The educational discussion at this month's meeting will highlight possible leadership models and provide a glimpse at the benefits of sovereignty in allowing Guam's government final say in all decisions made for the island
Independent Guåhan’s monthly General Assembly meetings are always held on the last Thursday of each month.