March for Chamoru self-rule slated for Sept. 2

Underwood slams US for ‘dodging’ obligation to facilitate Guam’s self-rule

press conference on self-rule march

From left, Joni Kerr, Michelle Voacolo, Dave Lotz, Robert Underwood, Elyssa Santos and Jesse Chargualaf discuss details of the self-determination march from Adelup to District Court of Guam during a press conference held at Java Junction in Hagatna on Thursday.

A multisectoral coalition will spearhead a march from Adelup to the District Court of Guam on Sept. 2 in a bid to galvanize the local and federal governments into advancing the decolonization process for the island.

Billed “Fanohge: March for Chamoru Self-Determination,” the event seeks to “provide a space where all who love this island can build toward a better future for this island in which the Chamoru people remain respected, and their rights, their place in this island protected,” the coalition states in a press release.

The coalition is targeting a large crowd of supporters to join the march that will seek an end to Guam's political limbo.