The 2nd Annual Resilience Festival

Saturday, May 12, 2018 (All day)

Longhouse Cultural Center 1007 A&B
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW
Olympia, WA 98505
The Resilience Festival

What do YOU picture when YOU think of Pacific Islands? White sandy beach? Crystal blue ocean? Vacation spots? Great marine life? Friendly people? Amazing vibes? Oh yeah… PARADISE?? While all of that is true… But what if they would all be gone in the next 30 or some years from now because of climate change. Pasifika Roots is hosting The 2nd Annual Resilience Festival, an event where we dive in to bring forward the social issues and struggles that Pacific Islands go through every day, and look at the islands through a pre-colonized view. This event is to look at the Pacific Islands in a lense that is not a TOURIST view. There will be workshops led by amazing workshop leaders, lunch with a light performance from a Chamorro/Guahan dance group and an ending performance by the one and only, a climate change activists, a poet, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner (please type "Dear Matafele Peinem" on YouTube to see one of her famous poems) Come and celebrate Pacific Islands cultures through a different lens on Saturday, May 12th from 10 am - 5 pm at the Longhouse Cultural Center. FREE admissions with free lunch provided. We also ask if you could bring money for donations (not required) for an amazing non-profit organization for their amazing work in the Marshall Islands. Please email pasifikaroots@gmail.com if you have any questions or to RSVP!

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