Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nov. 22: "Amuia le Masina: Moon Madness, Ghosts, and Metaphors"

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more information, click on flyer at right.
Amuia le Masina:
Moon Madness, Ghosts, and Metaphors

Marisa Maepu
Fulbright-Creative New Zealand
Pacific Writer at UH Manoa

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Refreshments to follow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nov. 17: "Insular Empire" Screening and Discussion

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies:

Insular Empire Screening and Discussion

The UH Marianas Club presents a screening of the groundbreaking PBS documentary, The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands. After the screening, a panel discussion will be held with Chamoru activists/scholars: Tressa Diaz, Angela Hoppe-Cruz, and Craig Santos Perez.

When: Thursday, November 17 2011

4:30-5:00 Chanting and Introductions
5:00-6:00 Film Screening
6:00-7:00 Panel Discussion
7:00-8:00 Food & Drinks

Where: Ala Wai Plaza Conference Room
500 University Ave #101, Honolulu, HI

Refreshments will be provided
Hosted & sponsored by the UH Marianas Club

Nov. 17: "One Voice" Screening and Discussion

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa Department of Linguistics:

Dear UH Linguistics community,

This is a reminder that this coming Thursday we will welcome UH's own Lisette Flanary (Academy of Creative Media) to screen her new documentary "ONE VOICE" for the LSH! This will be happening on Thursday, November 17 at 6PM in the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. Please join us!

ONE VOICE is a film that is very relevant for our department, as it showcases Hawaiian language and music revitalization right here on O'ahu (see the synopsis below). We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to see the film as a group and talk with the director. You can read more about ONE VOICE here.

The film was also just nominated for the very prestigious IFP Gotham Award in New York City. I saw the film a few months ago and thought it was wonderful. Hope to see you all there!

~Andrea Berez

ONE VOICE is a documentary film that tells the story of the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest through the eyes of the student song directors. Every year in Hawai‘i, 2000 high school students compete in the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest where young leaders direct their peers in singing Hawaiian music in four-part harmony. The Contest is a unique cultural celebration that has become a major local event, broadcasted live on TV, played on the radio, and streamed on the Internet.
ONE VOICE shares the thrill of the competition via the personal stories of the student song directors as they experience the trials and tribulations of competition in this annual high school event. Following the elected student song directors, the audience sees how the tradition creates an indelible experience that builds class unity, instills cultural pride, and builds character. The film also explores their world outside of school by meeting their families, or ‘ohana, and revealing their hopes and dreams for the future. Through the stories and lives of these contemporary high school students, the audience will experience Hawaiian culture as it has survived, flourished, and grown through the universal power of music and song.

Andrea L. Berez
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Director, Kaipuleohone UH Digital Ethnographic Archive
Technology reviews editor, Language Documentation & Conservation

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nov. 9: Roundtable on (De)Militarizing the Pacific

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more, click on the flyer at right:

(De)Militarizing the Pacific:
a roundtable discussion featuring scholars & activists from Hawai'i & Guahan

Halau O Haumea
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawai'i, Manoa


Julian Aguon
is an attorney who specializes in international law and the author of numerous books and law journal articles on the subjects of self-determination, decolonization, demilitarization, and international human rights. He teaches International Law at the University of Guam and lectures widely on these issues. His most recent book, What We Bury At Night, describes the present day realities of the United States' continuing colonial relationships with the islands and peoples of Micronesia. He was named a 2011 Petra Fellow by the New York-based Petra Foundation, a national foundation that honors individuals deemed to have made distinctive contributions to the field of human rights.

Kaleikoa Ka'eo
was born and raised on the island of Maui.  He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  He lives with his family at Waiohuli, Maui and is an Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai'i Maui College.

Terri Keko'olani
is a renowned activist and community leader and will be speaking on behalf of DMZ Hawai'i Aloha 'Aina, Women's Voices, Women Speak (International Women's Network Against Militarism), & Ohana Koa, Nuclear Free & Independent Pacific.

Lisa Natividad
is an Assistant Professor and chair of the Division of Social Work at the University of Guam.  She is also a founding member and President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.  In these capacities, she has represented Guahan (Guam) in various fora as an indigenous voice raising concerns about the planned U.S. military build-up on the island and the impact of militarism on her people and environment.  She is a guest host on the local public radio show, Beyond the Fence, which is dedicated to facilitating community conversations on how the island is impacted by militarism.

Ty Kawika Tengan
is an associate professor of ethnic studies and anthropology at UH Maanoa.  He is the author of the book Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Hawai'i, and he teaches on issues of culture, identity, and politics in Hawai'i and the Pacific.  He is originally from Maui and presently resides with his family in Palolo.

Sponsored by The Center for Pacific Islands Studies, American Studies, Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the UH Marianas Club, and Moana Nui / Hosted by Craig Santos Perez

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Through Nov. 14: Exhibition of Paintings by Jeffry Feeger

The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are honored to host Port Moresby Market Collection, an exhibition by visiting artist Jeffry Feeger. The below is quoted directly from the exhibition announcement. To view a video of the artist creating one of the pieces that is currently on exhibit, click here.

Port Moresby Market Collection Exhibition
November 1­–14

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections
University of Hawai‘I Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall, 5th Floor
Hours: M–F, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m

Artist Walk–Through and Lecture/ with Reception

Monday, November 7
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Hamilton Library, Room 301
Meet at 12:00 in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library, 5th Floor
Lecture and reception to follow walk-through in Room 301

Feeger, who is currently living and working in Port Moresby, has become part of a new generation of PNG artists whose work provokes critical awareness about social and political realities in PNG. In 2009 he was awarded the inaugural Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust and Pacific Cooperation Foundation Artist Residency in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and has exhibited extensively throughout the Pacific Island region. His exhibition Port Moresby Market Collection is a visual exploration of evolving grassroot economies and neighborhood markets of Port Moresby. His residency is cosponsored by the UHM Department of Art and Art History, the UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies, and the UHM Student Activity and Program Fee Board.

Please contact mcadora@hawaii.edu for more information.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Volunteers needed: Hawaiian language newspapers project

The below is quoted directly from a message circulated on behalf of Puakea Nogelmeier: 

Volunteers are needed, up to 3,000, to help type 60,000 pages of digitized Hawaiian language newspapers to make them all searchable. You don't need to know Hawaiian, just need to have a computer and access to the internet. Can you volunteer 10 hours a month and type 3 newspaper pages each month? The project launches on November 28, 2011 and will finish by July 31, 2012, Restoration Day. Sign up now at www.awaiaulu.org and be part of this historical Hawaiian legacy effort. See the two attachments for more information and spread the word to your email lists. Thank you.