Join us on May 15th, after the NPIEN conference, for a Hayward screening of Vanessa Warheit’s documentary The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands. The Insular Empire takes a critical eye to the US military and colonial legacy in Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, adding an often ignored, but vital, perspective to conversations on the US’s role in Guam and the CNMI.
A synopsis of the film:
“6000 miles west of California, the Mariana Islands include the US Territory of Guam and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For generations, these islands’ indigenous Chamorro and Carolinian people have been second-class Americans – fighting and dying under the stars and stripes, with no voting representation in Congress, and no vote for their commander-in-chief. Today the US military is planning a massive buildup of these small, strategic islands, with no input from the people of the Marianas. Yet the Chamorros and Carolinians remain steadfastly patriotic – more loyal, in fact, than many mainland communities.”
Cal State University, East Bay Diversity Center
New University Union (across from parking lot B on West Loop Road. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor and the Diversity Center is located to the right of the walk way.)
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA
May 15th 4:30pm to 6pm (After the NPIEN Conf. which is 8- 4pm.)
Campus Map: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/about/visitor-information/maps-campus-locations/hayward-campus-map/index.html
From Freeway I-880, take the “Jackson Street/San Mateo Bridge” off ramp and head (East) towards the mountains.
If coming from North I-880, go under the overpass and when you get on top of the overpass stay on the right lane and make a right turn on “Soto Road”. At the 2nd signal light, make a left turn on “Harder Road”, then cross “Mission Blvd” and head up the hill towards the CSUEB campus.
If coming from South I-880, exit on “Jackson Street” East and stay on the right lane and make a right turn on “Santa Clara Street” which eventually turns into “Harder Road” for about a half a mile, then cross “Mission Blvd” and head up the hill towards the CSUEB campus.
The Diversity Center is on top of the Hill after making a left turn at the stop sign on “West Loop Road”.
The building is on the right side of the street and is on the second floor. You can either parking along the street on “West Loop Road” or turn left into parking lot-B.
The police Department will not be issuing citation on the weekends so don’t worry about putting money on the parking meters or purchasing a parking pass at the kiosks.