Center for Pacific Island Studies
Wednesday, September 16 – Saturday, September 19, 2015
Scholars, students, creative writers, performers, filmmakers, activists, and community members, from Moananuiākea and Turtle Island, will come together for a four-day symposium that seeks to strengthen our rootedness in the stories of our past and inspire us to imagine just and sustainable futures.
*Roundtable panels, featuring scholars in Fairy Tale, Science Fiction, and Native/Indigenous Studies, artists, and community organizers, including Grace Dillon, Reina Whaitiri, Pauline Greenhill, Kamuela Enos, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Cristina Bacchilega, John Rieder, and more
*Workshops and activities led by artists, activists, writers, filmmakers, performers, including Albert Wendt, Nisi Shawl, Solomon Enos, Jason Lewis, Octaviaʻs Brood, Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Jocelyn Ng, and more
*Indigenous video game, comic book lounge
Sept. 16: a screening of The Pā Boys (2014), and talk-story with director Himiona Grace
Sept. 17: Film and Media Showcase, featuring Indigenous media curated by Grace Dillon, student shorts from the UHM Academy for Creative Media, TimeTraveller (Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace), Vilsoni Hereniko, and more.
Sept. 18: Poetry and Performance showcase, featuring Albert Wendt, Victoria Kneubuhl, Nisi Shawl, Lani Wendt Young, Dakota Alcantara-Camacho, Gabriel Teodros, Walidah Imarisha, and Emelihter Kihleng.
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