Fall 2016 Events

November 28, 2016

Asian American Sporting Cultures


Monday, November 28

5:30 pm

Campus Center Dining Hall 203E


Dr. Chin of Cal State Fullerton and Dr. Thangaraj of City College of New York do research on the sociology and anthropology of race and sport. They will talk about their edited book, Asian American Sporting Cultures (NYU Press, 2016), which explores how Asian American identities and communities are negotiated on sporting fields. This event is sponsored by the Student Athletic Fee Committee, along with American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and the Exploratory Committee on Asian American Studies at UH-Mānoa.


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November 18, 2016

Ban the Bomb: A-Bomb Survivors


Friday, November 18

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dean Hall, ACCESS Room 5 and 6


As part of the 9th "Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project", Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, will speak about their experiences and their message regarding a nuclear-free world.


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November 17, 2016

Justice in Hawaiʻi


Thursday, November 17

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hālau o Haumea at Kamakakūokalani


Learn, understand and speak about the proposals set in place to replace Oʻahu Community Correctional Center. This proposal will affect justice in Hawaiʻi for the next 100 years and will set precedent for the neighbor islands.


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November 17, 2016

Stand With Standing Rock Rally


Thursday, November 17

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In front of Frear Hall

2569 Dole St.


In support of the unity against the injustices happening at Standing Rock, rally with University of Hawaii students, faculty and staff. Signs, songs and chats are all welcome.


There will be an opportunity to create signs for this rally on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00pm in Frear Hall, 12th Floor Conference Room. Paint, markers, cardboard, and butcher paper will be provided, but if you have any more supplies, please bring them too.


For more information on the rally, contact Ramsey Kane at ramsey33@hawaii.edu.

For more information on the sign making event, contact Erica Khan at ekhan@hawaii.edu.


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November 17, 2016

Open Bethlehem


Thursday, November 17

7:30 pm

Doris Duke Theatre

Honolulu Museum of Art


The Honolulu Museum of Art is hosting the showing of Open Bethlehem, a film by Leila Sansour. This film features the juxtaposition of beauty and political strife while also bringing about a call to action. Check out the museumʻs website for ticket prices and more information.


To view the flyer, click here.



November 16, 2016

Pacific People's Cultural Exchange


Wednesday, November 16

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dean Hall and Lawn


The Pacific People's Cultural Exchange is showcasing food tasting, music, dance, crafts and more from the different cultures of Oceania. It is a free event.


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November 10, 2016

Linking Oppression


Thursday, November 10

3:00pm - 4:30pm

George Hall 301B


Linking Oppression is a joint event with the Black Student Association and the Ethnic Studies Student Association about fight oppression and the importance of solidarity. Linking Oppression also features a panel about the issues involving Standing Rock.


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November 9, 2016

Film and (Self) Representation in Oceania


Wednesday, November 9

10:30am - 11:20am

Crawford Hall 105


Moderated by Tadashi Nakamura, who shared his works on Monday, this panel revolves around film in Oceania and more. This panel also features special guests ʻĀina Paikai, Justyn Ah Chong and Kapuaonaona Roback.


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November 7, 2016

Film and Community Documentation in Hawaiʻi and Asian America


Monday, November 7

10:30am - 11:20am

Crawford Hall 105


Listen in as Tadashi Nakamura speaks about his work, accomplishments and experiences about film making in Hawaiʻi, Asian America and Oceania.


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September 30, 2016

Department of Ethnic Studies Open House


Friday, September 30

12:00pm - 2:00pm

George Hall 301B


Come by to learn about our courses, meet the faculty and other majors, and learn about internship and scholarship opportunities! Pupus, ʻava, and slow jams will be provided.


For inquiries please contact Brian Chung, chungb@hawaii.edu, and Ruben Campos, recampos@hawaii.edu.


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September 21, 2016

Fifteen Years After 9/11: How Have the U.S. and the World Changed


Wednesday, September 21

12:00pm - 1:15pm

George Hall 301B


Featuring Williamson B.C. Chang from William S. Richardson School of Law, Khara Jabola Caolus from Hawaii Coalition for Immigrant Rights and our own professors Ibrahim Aoude and Noel Kent.


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September 8, 2016 - September 10, 2016

Judy Rohrer Book Tour: Staking Claim


Judy Rohrer has released a new book titled Staking Claim: Settler Colonialism and Racialization in Hawaiʻi and will be speaking about it during her Honolulu tour. Staking Claim demonstrates the ways racialization fuels settler colonialism in the islands through an interdisciplinary analysis. It argues that the racialization of Hawaiiians and the indigenization of non-Hawaiians work concurrently to enable the staking of non-Hawaiian clains to Hawaiʻi.


Thursday, September 8

12:00pm - 1:15pm

Genealogies, Kuleana, and Unstaking Settler Colonial Claims to Hawaiʻi

UH Manoa, Kuykendall 410


Friday, September 9

2:30pm - 4:00pm

Staking Claim: Settler Colonialism and Racialization in Hawaiʻi

UH Manoa, Saunders 624


Saturday, September 10

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Book Celebration for Staking Claim

Nā Mea Hawaiʻi, Ward Warehouse


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September 6, 2016 - September 7, 2016

Partnership for Lands, Seas, and Skies: Conversations with Science, Tradition and the Sacred Symposium


This all-day conversation (on Sept. 7th) between traditional knowledge holders, guardians of sacred lands, natural scientists, academics and protected area managers will unfold through a series of discussions about specific places and issues loosely organized around three domains (lands, seas, and skies). The goal of the symposium is to highlight possibilities for growing collaboration, mutual understanding and better protection of biodiversity, indigenous land rights, and sacred natural sites and territories. Whether perceived through the lens of science or the sacred, nature and nature’s spaces and cultural diversity alike face tremendous threats, and now more then ever we need innovative approaches, new thinking, and concerted efforts to provide appropriate solutions. Enhancing and fostering dialogue between different epistemic communities, different ways of thinking about and approaching western science, tradition, and the sacred is the goal. A concluding roundtable and open-room dialogue seeks to raise the meaning of the day’s conversations for our work as scientists and scholars, the policies at our university, and for the research goals and directions this gives us as a community of teachers and learners.


Co-sponsored by the UH Manoa Department of Ethnic Studies


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September 1, 2016

Forum with leaders from Okinawa


5:30pm - 7:30pm

Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

2645 Dole Street

Parking available in the structure for $6 cash


Join us for a public forum and discussion with visiting grassroots movement leaders from Okinawa, as they discuss current updates and community resistance to the US military buildup in Henoko and pristine Oura Bay. The more we learn about the connections between Hawaiʻi and Okinawa, the better we can create structures of community strength and nonviolence across the Pacific.


Visiting Speakers:

  • Hiroshi Ashitomi is a fisherman and movement leader for the Henoko struggle for over twenty years.
  • Takuma Higashionna grew up in Henoko Village and worked as an underwater welder before getting fired after protesting development of the bay he knew so well. He is currently a Nago City Councilmember, and continues to work to create support for the Henoko community.
  • Hideki Yoshikawa is an anthropologist, International director of the Save the Dugong Campaign Center, and former Chief Executive Director of the Citizens' Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa.


Hawaii-Okinawa Alliance (HOA) is a grassroots hui dedicated to building relationships that connect Hawaiʻi and Okinawa peace struggles. For more information, contact: dok@riseup.net


Co-sponsored by: Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Ukwanshin Kabudan, Native Hawaiian Student Services, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Oceania Rising, Womens Voices Women Speak, Veterans for Peace, and Department of Ethnic Studies