I Respectfully Dissent: A Biography of Edward Nakamura

October 11, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, 325 Henke Hall

Edward H. Nakamura’s biography deals with his long service to the ILWU—working with Jack Hall on labor contracts, arbitrating, litigating, and most importantly developing Hawai‘i’s labor legislation such as workers’ safety, workers’ compensation, Temporary Disability Insurance, and Prepaid Health Care (the only one in the nation).

As a justice he became a cult figure in his quiet way, elevating the court in terms of scholarship and writing. In his nominal retirement he exposed corruption in the Employee Retirement System and played a major behind-the-scenes role in “Broken Trust,” with the aim—achieved— of separating the Supreme Court from the Bishop Estate.

Speaker bio:
Tom Coffman was a political reporter for the Star Bulletin in the 1960s and ‘70s. He developed his own media production company, and produced PBS documentaries including O Hawai‘i, Settlement to Kingdom; Nation Within; Arirang: The Korean American Journey; May Earth Live, a Journey Through the Hawaiian Forest; First Battle, the Battle for Equality in Wartime Hawaii; and Ninoy Aquino and the Rise of People Power. Coffman is the author of Catch a Wave (1972), A Nation Within (1998, 2009), The Island Edge of America (2003) and, most recently, I Respectfully Dissent (2012). He has received the Hawai‘i Award for Literature and twice received the Po‘okela Publishers’ Award for Best Non Fiction.

Event Sponsor
Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

More Information
956-3774, biograph@hawaii.edu, http://www.facebook.com/CBRHawaii

Share by email

Thursday, October 11

The Wellness Center - Fitness Class Schedule
Maui Campus, Pilina Bldg., Wellness Center
Hank Murta Adams, Visiting Glass Artist
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium
National Coming Out Day Celebration; NO H8 in the 808 T-shirt Give-away!
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center
No Hate in the 808 for LBGT equality
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center
Intramural Sports Informational Meeting
Maui Campus, The Great Lawn
Honors Program Information Session
Mānoa Campus, Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge
I Respectfully Dissent: A Biography of Edward Nakamura
Mānoa Campus, 325 Henke Hall
Students for Public Outreach and Education School-Wide Meeting/ Teacher Training
Mānoa Campus, Law School CR 1
Honors Program Information Session
Mānoa Campus, Sinclair Library, Honors Lounge
KCC-Nursing Program Transfer Workshop
Honolulu Campus, HCC-Building 6- First Floor Conference Room
Psychology Final Oral
Mānoa Campus, BUSAD D301
Ka Leo Arts Festival
Mānoa Campus, McCarthy Mall - Art Department, Hamilton Library, Kennedy Theatre
Oceanography Seminar
Mānoa Campus, MSB 100
Windward Campus, Hale Akoakoa 105
Homecoming Lecture
Mānoa Campus, Architecture Auditorium
Surf Movie Night, "Minds in the Water"
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center Room 308
Ancient Israel Archaeology Lecture
Doris Duke Theatre Honolulu Museum of Arts
Fall Footholds
Mānoa Campus, Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre