"Felled by Beauty: Guam and the End of American Empire" (Virtual Lecture)
Name: "Felled by Beauty: Guam and the End of American Empire" (Virtual Lecture)
Date: October 24, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Author, lawyer, and activist Julian Aguon will deliver the 41st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures -- Felled by Beauty: Guam and the End of American Empire. Aguon’s latest book The Properties of Perpetual Light, is both beautiful and fierce. A moving tribute to the island of Guam – its history, the star-filled sands of its northern beaches, its thick mangrove forests, its richly cultured people. But it is also angry – angry at the loss of species vanquished by the invasive brown snake, angry at the silencing of native language, angry at the continued occupation by U.S. troops, angry at the lack of sovereignty.