American Samoa Chapter

Benefits of our Programs

As a motivational speaker and community organizer, Doris Tulifau is known for her ability to combine history, current events and performance into a fusion of education and entertainment.

Her work acknowledges both the negative conditions in which many Pacific islander youth find themselves in and in the transformation of those experiences into positive images of motivation.

Through spoken word, and through many of her workshops she challenges students to critically examine their world. By using her words as a tool for discussion and creativity, her hope is that young people come away with an inspiration to consciously create art and become active agents of change in their community.

Poetry Slam Workshops

What?

Developing goals, building self-esteem, discovering the characteristics of a critical thinker and identifying the qualities of a leader, is what this workshop is all about. Using their own words to develop and create a mission statement that fits who they are, students will participate in workshops, exercises and discussions to create a plan and mission to help guide them in a positive direction and help them create solutions that work.

 

Where?

  • ​Samoana High School
  • Tafuna High School
  • Leone High School
  • American Samoa Community College
  • Community groups

NGO Workshop for Youth

What?

This workshop helps organizations and departments develop best practices on how to plan successful events on campus. This includes creating original flyers, identifying your target audience, effective promoting, talent resources and creating meaningful linkages to your local high schools and community organizations. Also included is an example “Day Of” checklist to help guide you to a successful event.

Organizer’s Tool Box – Arts, Activism and Community Organizing

What?

Understand the basics to organizing around issues that are important to your student organization or department. This series includes, selecting issues that are relevant, selecting partners, identifying structures of power, identifying generative themes and finding solutions that work for your community or campus. Workshops will also help participants learn how be effective doorknockers.

Poetry with a Purpose

What?

This workshop will help participants understand the tradition of the spoken word and its historical use. We will visit some the greatest poets, focusing on people of color and women. You will find your voice and experiment with different forms and themes of poetry. Participants will develop their own themes and create poems through workshops, discussion and creative writing exercises with a focus on social justice and poetry as a tool for organizing. This series will end with a poetry open mic for all to share their work.

 

Where?

  • ​Samoana High School
  • Tafuna High School
  • Leone High School
  • American Samoa Community College
  • Community groups

Want to Support Brown Girl Woke?

 

A contribution in any amount to the funding of BGW program will help to make this once in a lifetime opportunity a reality for underprivileged Samoan youth.