this month at the center

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Art and Activism at the John Young Museum of Art

‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum in conversation with Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu (Assistant Specialist, Public Humanities/Native Hawaiian Programs, Department of American Studies).

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Located at the John Young Museum of Art (Krauss Hall 002)

'Imaikalani Kalahele (b. 1946) is a Kānaka Maoli poet, artist, musician, and activist. Since the 1970s Kalahele has been practicing art and poetry as a way of documenting the changing landscapes around him and questioning the overdevelopment of Oahu. Cory Taum (b. 1990), initially began practicing art as a graffiti artist and later started working on community murals around Oahu. Over the course of several years, Kalahele and Taum have been working alongside one another, sharing studio space, and collaborating on exhibitions. In recognition of this mentoring relationship, they received the Moʻo Award from Nā Mea Hawaiʻi and PAʻI Foundation in 2014.

This program is conjunction with the current exhibition ULA LEO by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum on view at the John Young Museum of Art until May 5.

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Center for South Asian Studies Symposium - 'Pedagogy and Community Building'
April 19-20, IT Center 105 A-B

We are representing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan...and Hawaii and beyond. We are scholars, writers, educators, philosophers, linguists, public servants, activists, media personalities, anthropologists, post-colonialists, students, sustainability scientists, musicians, theater directors, film makers, dancers, peacebuilders and so much more.

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The Anthropology Department Colloquium Series Presents Home is What You Make It: Aloha ʻĀina, Belonging and Sustainable Justice at Puʻuhonua O Waianae with Dr. Christy Mello, Assistant Professor of Applied Cultural Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu and Kalaniōpua Young (Kanaka Maoli), Doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology, University of Washington and lecturer at the University of Hawai‘i West Oahu

Thursday, April 20, 3:00pm, Crawford Hall 115
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O is for Oceanic Feminisms
Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Feminisms
Honoring the women of the Pacific who have shaped our understandings of gender, colonialism, and freedom in Oceania.

Fran Naputi . Terava Casey . Luseane Moalapau’u Raas . Me’e Iechad-Remoket No’u Revilla . Joy Enomoto . Jennifer Vehia Wheeler . Ilima Long

Friday, April 21, 1:00-2:30pm, Dean Hall 005
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Exploring Pacific Islands Studies
Tuesday, April 25, 11am to 2pm
Campus Center Courtyard

Students, friends, faculty, and alumni will be sharing information about:

  • BA major, MA and certificate programs
  • Study abroad in the Pacific
  • Pacific language courses at UHM
  • Scholarships
  • Service learning/Internshipas
  • Write Oceania

We will also have:

  • NEW CPIS t-shirt on sale!
  • Weaving demonstration
  • Pacific Islands Map game led by Dr. Tara Kabutaulaka at 11am


2017 Pacific Educational Conference (PEC)
July 17-21, 2017, Koror, Republic of Palau

The 30th Pacific Educational Conference (PEC) is co-hosted by the Republic of Palau – Ministry of Education, Palau Community College, and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). This biennial event, last held in 2015, brought together over 1,000 participants and featured 110 workshops and seven plenary sessions.

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3rd Marianas History Conference
September 1-3, 2017, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas
One Archipelago, Many Stories: Milestones in Marianas History

See flyer for the Call for Papers (deadline April 28).

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