Maoli Thursday: The Guam Military Buildup

Thursday, April 1, 2010 (All day)

Examining Potential Impacts on Culture, Environment, the Economy and the Larger Community

Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law Presents Maoli Thursday: The Guam Military Buildup: Examining Potential Impacts on Culture, Environment, the Economy and the Larger Community
Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 12:45 – 1:55 p.m.
Moot Court Room

Maoli Thursday is a lunchtime forum and speaker series held every first Thursday of the month.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Via email: nhlawctr@hawaii.edu

Ka Huli Ao invites you to our last Maoli Thursday of the semester. This month’s lunchtime conversation is organized and moderated by law students Chris Odoca and Ana Pat-Borja.

Benjamin “B.J.” Cruz is the Vice Speaker of Guam’s Legislature and the former Chief Justice of the Guam Supreme Court. Mr. Cruz will discuss the proposed transfer of 8,600 U.S. Marines and
their families from a U.S. military base in Okinawa to Guam, and the potential impacts on the island's people and resources. In particular, Mr. Cruz will overview issues raised by the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the proposed buildup, including projected effects on Guam's reefs, water resources, and indigenous culture.

We are honored to have Wendy Wiltse, Ph.D., of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 Honolulu, who will provide additional comments.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Event will be live-streamed at www.KaHuliAo.com
Requests to film the event must be received by 03/30/10;
Email nhlawctr@hawaii.edu for details.

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