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Memoirs Pasifika

Jun 25, 2021

Welcome to Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast exploring events, movements, and people in modern Micronesian history.

In recognition of Pride Month, Dr. Vivian Dames tells the story of Guam’s campaign for marriage equality through interviews with several people who played a role in the historic effort. They discuss how the...


Jun 2, 2021

Welcome to Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast exploring events, movements, and people in modern Micronesian history.

In our fourth episode, Congressman LJ Castro of Saipan discusses several key moments and debates from the Northern Mariana Islands’ self-determination process of the 1960s and ‘70s, including the Marianas...


Apr 27, 2021

Welcome to Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast exploring events, movements, and people in modern Micronesian history.

In this episode, Dr. Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi discusses Guam’s role as the primary way station for South Vietnamese refugees in the chaotic months immediately following the end of the Vietnam War. April 2021...


Mar 29, 2021

Happy Women’s History Month and Mes CHamoru! You’re listening to the 2nd episode of Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast series exploring events, movements, and people in modern Micronesian history. In our second episode, Dr. Vivian Dames tells the story of one CHamoru woman, Cecilia Cruz Bamba, who courageously took on the...


Feb 9, 2021

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Memoirs Pasifika, a podcast exploring events, movements, and people in modern Micronesian history.

In this episode, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua tells the story of Governor Carlos Camacho’s eventful trip to Vietnam — at the height of the war — to visit Guam's battle-weary troops...