Brown Bag Biography with Ron Williams Jr., PhD

April 14, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Add to Calendar

The Center for Biographical Research presents: / “From Research to Curriculum: Grassroots Strategies for Getting Your Life Stories into Classrooms” / Ron Williams Jr., PhD, Archivist at the Hawaiʻi State Archives, and Owner of Ka ʻElele Research and Writing and For Goodness Sake, a community education non-profit / Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili: Native Hawaiian Initiative, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Political Science / Thursday, April 14 at 12PM to 1:15PM (HST) on Zoom / Zoom Meeting ID: 991 1226 0590 / Password: 345501 / Meeting Link: / This illustrated presentation will platform the [2017-present] Kāleka Poʻe Aloha ʻĀina Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian Patriot Card) project that has delivered new, primary-source research from the archives of Hawaiʻi directly into over 150 classrooms throughout Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina for free, without the support of grants, the university, or the Department of Education. Both methodology and content access will be discussed with the goal of inspiring similar grassroots projects that allow local communities and peoples more power to affect change in the education of their haumāna. / Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. holds a PhD in history from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a specialization in Hawaiʻi and Native-language resources. He is a former instructor at the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UH Mānoa and was the founding director of the school’s Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center. He has published in a wide variety of academic and public history venues including the Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America, the Hawaiian Journal of History, and Hana Hou! magazine.

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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