EAducation: Letters from Hawaiʻi to Palestine

Friday, April 26, 2024, 2:30 PM
Sakamaki Hall C-308

Dr. Cynthia Franklin is a Professor of English at UHM, cofounding member of Students and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at UH (SFJP@UH), and author of Narrating Humanity: Life Writing and Movement Politics from Palestine to Mauna Kea (2023).

Māhealani Ahia is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi artist, scholar, activist, songcatcher and storykeeper with lineal ties to Maui. She is a PhD candidate in English (Hawaiian life writing) and certificate student in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UHM.

Structured as a series of letters to their audience and to one another, this talk with Dr. Franklin and Ms. Ahia explores practices of solidarity from Hawaiʻi to Palestine. They are particularly interested in the role stories have to play in creating bonds of friendship that are at the core of political community, and to the role they play in EAducation. This concept bridges liberation and learning.