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this month at the center

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

Thursday, March 5, 3:00 pm, Crawford 115
"Here We Stand: Community Resilience in Ka'upulehu; Lessons for Climate-Change Adaptation," by Heather McMillen, Postdoctoral Fellow, US Forest Service/New York City Parks Department. UHM Anthropology Colloquium, cosponsored by Departments of Botany and Ethnic Studies and CPIS. Light pupus to follow.

Tuesday, March 10, UTC 10, Hālau O Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 6:00-8:00 pm
The New Oceania Literary Series presents readings by Selina Tusitala Marsh, Cavan Scanlan, and Lenisi Pasi.
Selina Tusitala Marsh, author of award-winning poetry collection, Fast Talking PI and Dark Sparring, is Senior Lecturer in the English Department at the University of Auckland, where she teaches New Zealand and Pacific Literature and Creative Writing. Of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English and French descent, her critical and creative work focuses on giving voice to Pacific communities. Cavan Scanlan was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi in 1974. Of Samoan, Irish and English descent – his mother is from Westwood, Massachusetts and his father is from Nuʻuʻuli on Tutuila – he resides in Pālolo with his wife and two sons, and teaches Pacific and world literature at Kamehameha-Kapālama. Lenisi Pasi is a Tongan writer and performer. She has sung in Hawai'i Opera Theater's productions of Verdi's Il Trovatore, Bizet's Carmen, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte; starred in Lessing's Nathan the Wise and Williams's Nāpela; and headlined Carl Sandburg readings at Palikū Theatre.
The New Oceania Literary Series is sponsored by UH Manoa Creative Writing Program. For more information, please contact Tagi Qolouvaki or Craig Santos Perez or see flyer.

Wednesday-Saturday, March 11-14
UHM Department of Ethnic Studies conference: "Our Future, Our Way: Directions in Oceanic Ethnic Studies." Cosponsored by UHM Native Hawaiian Student Services Hūlili; Student Activity & Program Fee Board; Diversity and Equity Initiative; Departments of Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Women's Studies; Chamorro Studies Speaker Series; Center for Pacific Islands Studies; and the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. To see schedule and to register, see the Department of Ethnic Studies website.

Saturday, March 14, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 4:00-6:00 pm
Opening reception for "Carrying Culture: Navigating Anew," an art exhibit celebrating the culture and people of Micronesia. Come meet the artists, share in food, and learn more about why Micronesians are on the move. This free exhibit is open March 8-28, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. See flyer.

Saturday, March 28, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
"Carrying Culture: Micronesian Culture Festival" will feature a a celebration of cultures from the region with live performances, music, vendors of products made by our people, demonstrations, exhibits, fashion show, and film festival. For more information, see the event website.

Sunday, March 29, Honolulu Museum of Art School, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
"Navigating Success: Micronesian College Student Leaders" will bring together Micronesian college students in Hawai'i to to discuss ways to navigate success in higher education while maintaining cultural identities. Participants will share best practices, challenges, challenges, and formulate some state-wide action plans of outreach efforts to the local high schools to help Micronesian youth. One track of this summit will involve leaders and members of community organizations working with Micronesians in Hawai'i, including The Learning Coalition (TLC), Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), Micronesians United-Big Island (MU-BI) and Compact of Free Association-Community Action Network (COFACAN). For more information, see the event website.


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