Fall 2014 Events

December 3, 2014

Toward a Transpacific Politics and Poetics in Bambu's Musical Autobiography


Wednesday, Decemeber 3, 2014

2:00pm - 3:00pm

UH Mānoa, Hamilton Library, Room 301


Dr. Labrador will examine the ways that Bambu, a second-generation Filipino American rapper from Los Angeles, California, constructs his life narrative throughout his mixtape, Los Angeles, Philippines, as a counterstory that challenges majoritarian stories while simultaneously reinforcing and critiquing the operations of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire in U.S. society.


Bambu is one of the most well-known, prolific, and respected Asian American MCs in the independent Hip Hop scene and was formerly one-third of the pioneering Filipino American rap group, Native Guns. Bambu collaborated with the legendary DJ Muggs to produce Los Angeles, Philippines. Muggs is famed for his work as the DJ/Producer of Cypress Hill and Soul Assassins. With its self-conscious, self-referential style similar to Chuck D’s Autobiography of Mistachuck, Los Angeles, Philippines works as a musical autobiography that connects individual and collective memory, narrative, and engagement with the everyday world.


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October 31, 2014

Artist as Performer


Friday, October 31, 2014

2:00pm - 3:00pm

UH Mānoa, Art Auditorium 132


From Samoa to Aotearoa/New Zealand, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. While currently working with photography, performance and video, Kihara often uses her body as an artistic medium to question colonial representations of the Pacific and the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics.


Following Shigeyuki Kiharaʻs lecture there will be a performance and installation event from 3pm - 5pm in the Common Gallery, Department of Art and Art History. This lecture is the closing event for the exhibition ArtSpeak.


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October 27 - 30, 2014

Our Theory of Change


Nartive Hawaiian Student Services is hosting its second Our Theory of Change series which blends hands-on workshops, conversation spaces, and lectures on working for social change. Community members will be coming to speak and UHM professors will be opening up their classrooms and teaching their classes at the Campus Center Courtyard!


Monday, October 27:

10:30am - 3:00pm

Campus Center Courtyard


Come by Campus Center on the following days to see our own Ethnic Studies professors who will be giving lectures on various topics!


Tuesday, October 28:

10:15am - 4:15pm

Campus Center Courtyard

Dr. Jonathan Okamura leads the talk called Ethnic Inequality from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.


Wednesday, October 29:

10:30am - 2:20pm

Campus Center Courtyard

Dr. Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor leads the talk called Alter-Native Energy: Challenging Lines of Power from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.


Thursday, October 30:

10:00am - 2:20pm

Campus Center Courtyard

Dr. Roderick Labrador leads the talk called Where The Hustle and Stuggle Coincide from 12:00pm - 1:15pm.


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October 23, 2014

Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers


Thursday, October 23, 2014

5:30pm - 8:00pm

UH Mānoa, Shidler BusAd D106


For Filipino American history month, two UHM screenings of the Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers (2014), will be presented. Delano Manongs tell the story of the labor organizer Lary Itliong and the Filipino farm workers who instigated the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 - the event leading to the creation of the United Farm Workers Union.


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October 10, 2014

ES ʻAWAkea


Friday, October 10, 2014

12:00pm - 3:00pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall 301B


Join us for the first ES ʻAWAkea of the Fall 2014 semester! Meet up with students and faculty and talk story around the kānoa.



October 5, 2014

Book launch:
A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty


Sunday, October 5, 2014

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Nā Mea Hawai'i/Native Books, Ward Centre


Join us for the release of a new book featuring Professors Ibrahim Aoude, Ulla Hasager, Daviana Pōmaikaʻi McGregor, and Ty P. Kāwika Tengan!


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September 19, 2014

ES Open House


Friday, September 19, 2014

12:30pm - 4:00pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall 301B


The Department of Ethnic Studies cordially invites you to our Fall 2014 open house! Come learn about being an Ethnic Studies major, meet faculty members and current majors, and learn about exciting internships and service opportunities.


This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


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August 5, 2014

Forbidden Citizens


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

4:30pm - 5:30pm

UH Mānoa, Architecture Auditorium


"Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History" recounts the long and shameful history of U.S. laws passed between 1879 - 1943 that prohibited citizenship for Chinese people. Author and attorney Martin Gold has over 35 years of legislative experience advising Senate Majority Leaders and serving on a number of Senate Committees and is one of the country's leading experts on congressional procedures.


Co-sponsored by Hawai'i Community Partners


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