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Events are subject to change, please check the updated times and locations throughout the semester

Wednesday, September 10, 12 - 1 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Fale Samoa and Europe's extended boundaries: Performing place and identity
Presentation by Tina Engels-Schwarzpaul, School of Art & Design, AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. See Flyer

Wedmesday, September 10, 7:00–9:00 pm, George Hall 227
"Am I Black Enough For You?" A public lecture by Aborigine writer and activist Dr. Anita Heiss

Dr. Anita Heiss's presentation will be based on her recent book, Am I Black Enough for You?, a memoir that grew out of being involved in the case, considered one of the most sensational legal decisions in Australia during this century. A well-known advocate for indigenous education in Australia, Dr. Heiss joined with others in charging a conservative newspaper columnist with breaching the Racial Discrimination Act when he called them "white Aborigines" who chose to identify as Aboriginal only to further their careers. He was found guilty.

In Am I Black Enough for You?, Dr. Heiss charts her story of growing up with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father and explains the development of her activist consciousness. She describes and examines her experiences as an Aborigine woman in a country where ethnic and racial identity politics plays a significant role.

Am I Black Enough for You? is published by University of Hawai'i Press, an academic support unit that aims to advance knowledge through dissemination of scholarship. The book retails for $24.99 and will be available for purchase at a reduced price at this event. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Pacific Island Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Biographical Research.

Tuesday, September 16, 4:30–6:45 pm. UHM Art Auditorium
Standing on Sacred Ground: This documentary film series is about native people's struggle to protect their rights. This evening's screenings will be Pilgrims & Tourists and Profit & Loss. See flyer

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm, UHM Art Auditorium
Kumu Hina: film screening and panel discussion with filmmakers. See flyer

Thursday, September 18, 3:00–4:00 pm, Kuykendall 410
Presentation by ku`ualoha ho`omanawanui, UHM Department of English.

Thursday, September 18, 4:30–6:45 pm, UHM Art Auditorium
Standing on Sacred Ground: This documentary film series is about native people's struggle to protect their rights. This evening's screenings will be Fire & Ice and Islands of Sanctuary. See flyer

Friday, September 19, 4:30–7:00 pm, QLC 412
The UHM Office of Multicultural Student Services will hold its Pacific Islander Connections Students Orientation. See flyer


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