"NÄ Wahine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization"December 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykeandall 410
**please note that this is scheduled for TUESDAY instead of our regular Thursday time
NÄ WÄhine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization documents the political lives of Moanikeâ€˜ala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Kekoâ€˜olani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte, four wÄhine koa who emerged as movement organizers in the 1970s. While their lives and political work took different paths, they have maintained strong commitments to aloha Ê»Äina throughout their lives. Combining life writing, photos, political testimonies and other ephemera, the book offers a vivid picture of women in Hawaiian movements for justice, demilitarization, and sovereignty.In this talk and in the book, I center the memories of Hawaiian women activists, who have been marginalized by sexist ways of memorializing the movement. I argue that these wÄhine koa offer us futurities that reorient emplaced relationships between pasts and futures through aloha Ê»Äina. I also grapple with the question of why, in Hawaiian scholarship and activism, aloha Ê»Äina needs mana wahine and a Hawaiian feminist analysis.
Noelani Goodyearâ€“Kaâ€˜Åpua is Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at UH MÄnoa. She is the author of The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), and coeditor of A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty (Duke University Press, 2014) and The Value of HawaiÊ»i, volume 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions (UH Press, 2014).
Center for Biography, Mānoa Campus
Tuesday, December 4
Blood Bank of Hawaii Blood DriveMānoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom
Project Management BasicsMānoa Campus, UHM Information Technology Center, room 105A
WRRC/â€˜Ike Wai SeminarMānoa Campus, iLab (Building 37, between Art and Kuykendall)
"NÄ Wahine Koa: Hawaiian Women for Sovereignty and Demilitarization"Mānoa Campus, Kuykeandall 410
Applying to the MSW ProgramMānoa Campus, Gartley 018