Where Do We Live? Parenting Through Expanding Our Understanding of ʻĀina

October 20, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Add to Calendar

Join the UHM Office of Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with the American Association of University Women at UHM (AAUW at Mānoa RIO), Student Parents at Mānoa (SP@M), and the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center (TRHT) part of the UHM Native Hawaiian Place of Learning Office to discuss the question: "where do we live?" It's a simple question that makua and keiki alike understand. We can think about our homes, the streets we live on, the valley, the ocean, the moku, the ahupuaʻa, the island, the nation. But residing on the unceded lands of Kō Hawaiʻi Paeʻāina, “where do we live?” is a fundamental question in another sense. Many of us are settlers residing on ‘āina that is stewarded by Kanaka Maoli. Kanaka Maoli and ‘āina are one community. How can we expand our understanding of ʻāina to inform our kuleana as Kanaka Maoli and settlers to know where we live and in knowing this share with our keiki, the next generation? Our speaker, Sonya Zabala, is the mother of four Kanaka Maoli young people. She is a Filipina American married to a Hawaiian National. She allows her understanding of ʻāina to inform her parenting and to the people of Hawaiʻi by prioritizing the reclamation of Hawaiian systems of knowledge. Sonya works in the Native Hawaiian Place of Learning Advancement office at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and UHM’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. Community engagement with large group discussion and smaller breakout rooms to take up a portion of this event. Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm HST

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Student Parents at Mānoa (SP@M) Office, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Angie Solomon, 808-956-9306, gotkids@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/studentparents/ , Where Do, We Live? (PDF)

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