WAND webinar

Neisen Laukon will join Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s (NAPF) Rick Wayman during a WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions) webinar scheduled for August 6th. Laukon, a Rongelapese woman who resides in Springdale, Arkansas, will give a first-hand account of the impact of nuclear testing. Laukon also spoke during Nuclear Remembrance Day 2014: Reflect. Honor. Educate.…

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Cultural Awareness

Because greater cultural understanding is essential to effective communication and builds trust and respect across cultures, MEI engages in projects that facilitate cross-cultural dialogue between Marshallese and non-Marshallese residents. To foster an appreciation of Marshallese culture and history, MEI is working with the Marshallese community to design and implement the following projects and events: Marshallese…

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Community Outreach

Fundamental and lasting change starts at the grassroots level. MEI team members, most of whom are Marshallese, work closely with the community to identify challenges and work toward solutions. MEI will offer walk-in assistance to members of the Marshallese community at our Springdale office, where we will offer after-school tutoring, English language classes, résumé and…

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Global Initiatives

Climate Change: Marshallese are the descendants of seafarers who seized the climatic opportunity some 2000 years ago–when sea levels dipped to present position–to entrench a civilization with distinct customs and life skills suited for human habitation in what is now called the Republic of the Marshal Islands (RMI). Looking towards the future with 0.6 –…

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Marshallese Oral History Project

The Marshallese Oral History Project (MOHP) records Marshallese oral histories to share Marshallese culture and traditions (manit). MOHP is also collecting photographs, documents, songs, and handicrafts. From personal memories, we create a “living archive”—a collection of audio and visual interviews and complementary documentation—which connect an individual’s stories to global events and issues. Some topics recorded…

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