Spring 2013 Events

April 12, 2013

Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Colloquium


Friday, April 12, 2013


UH Mānoa, George Hall 301


The Ethnic Studies Student Colloquium is a forum in which undergraduate students present their research papers. This year, students will talk about how their paper relates to their own personal narrative, and talk about the research process.


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April 10, 2013

Modern Living: Global Racism, Social Inequality, and the Repesentation of Freedom


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

12:00pm - 1:15pm

East-West Center, Burns Hall 2118


Speaker: Elisa Joy White, Ph.D., Ethnic Studies

Hosted by: International Cultural Studies Program (ICSP) - Spring 2013 Faculty Speaker Series



April 4 - 6, 2013

Waves of Change: Climate Change in the Pacific Islands and Implications for Hawai'i


Thursday, April 4, 2013


Hawai'i Imin International Conference Center


Friday, April 5, 2013

8:30am - 4:00pm

UH Mānoa Kamakaūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies


Saturday, April 6, 2013

8:30am - 4:00pm

UH Mānoa Kamakaūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hale Halawai, East-West Center


The conference will include natural scientists, policymakers, academics, university students, and community members. It will feature paper presentations, panel discussions, and artistic expressions.


UPDATE: The Honorable Tony deBrum, Minister in Assistance to the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, will present the keynote because President Tong regrettably had to cancel.


Cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center; Senator J. Kalani Englishʻs Office; UH Mānoaʻs Hawai'inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge; Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED); Department of English; and the College of Social Sciences.


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March 22, 2013

Inside the Ethnic Studies Studio...
Featuring The Bar (Prometheus Brown and Bambu)


Friday, March 22, 2013

2:00pm - 3:30pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall Room 301B


This presentation will feature The Bar, comprised of Prometheus Brown (aka Geologic of Blue Scholars) and Bambu, two of the most respected sociopolitically conscious rappers from the Left Coast. The last time Prometheus Brown and Bambu were on O'ahu together, they dropped an album called, "Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into A Bar," which was sparked by their adventures on the island. With a new album on the horizon, and now known as The Bar, they are looking to bring it back to the place that birthed the group. The duo will talk about the connections between art and resistance and discuss their prior musical collaborations as well as unreleased music from their upcoming project entitled, "Barkada."


Cosponsored by the Ethnic Studies Student Association (ESSA) and the UH Diversity and Equity Initiative, Manoa Campus.


For more information call 808-956-6915.



Febrary 25, 2013

Ethnic Studies: Talk Story


Monday, February 25, 2013

3:00pm - 5:00pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall Room 301B


Join us for an opportunity to honor the legacy of those who fought to establish our Ethnic Studies Department.


For more information click here.



Febrary 20, 2013

Civic Engagement and the Neoliberal University: Who's Watching the Chicken Coop?


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

12:30pm - 1:20pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall Room 301B


Dr. Stephen Philion is an Associate Professor of Sociology at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He founded and has directed the SCSU Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota since Fall 2009. The research group has since then sponsored three annual "Global Goes Local" Conferences on the social conditions of immigrant workers in Minnesota. Global Goes Local is making its mark in the region because immigrants are active conference participants, not merely subjects of study.


Co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa College of Social Science.

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February 15, 2013

Jesse Owens


Friday, Februrary 15, 2013


UH Mānoa, George Hall Room 301B


Jesse Owens, directed and produced by Laurens Grant, is a a one-hour documentary about the remarkable story of how an African-American athlete from Cleveland, whose father was a sharecropper, came to symbolize the free world's defiance of the Nazi regime. The film spotlights Owens' career highs of winning four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics and sheds light on the bittersweet life of a black athlete after the Olympics in segregated America. Grant will share her insights on documentary filmmaking and the process piecing together Owens' story, which spans three countries.


Co-sponsored by the UH Mānoa Department of Sociology.

For more information click here.