Center for Pacific Island Studies
this month at the center
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Wednesday, September 10, 12 - 1 pm, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Wedmesday, September 10, 7:00–9:00 pm, George Hall 227
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
Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm, UHM Art Auditorium
Thursday, September 18, 3:00–4:00 pm, Kuykendall 410
Thursday, September 18, 4:30–6:45 pm, UHM Art Auditorium
Friday, September 19, 4:30–7:00 pm, QLC 412
Monday, September 22, 5:00-6:30 pm, UHM Campus Center Ballroom
Thursday, September 25, 12:15-1:15 pm, Burns Hall 4005
Thursday, September 25, 7:30 pm, Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
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