Community Dialogues: “Home” with Māhea Ahia

April 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Online Add to Calendar

Join us for a facilitated 90 minute session during which you can engage with peers from diverse backgrounds, learn more about the use of dialogue as an effective method of communication, and practice those skills with your peers. The activities will accentuate and strengthen your understanding of conflict management and their implications for involvement with the community. ----------- About Session: What does “home” mean? Is it a place, a feeling, a connection? What happens when we are dis/connected to home? How do we embody home and what do we carry with us when we travel or home-make somewhere new? ----------- About Speaker: Māhealani Ahia (she/her/ʻo ia) is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi artist, scholar, activist, songcatcher and storykeeper with lineal ties to Maui. With a background in theatre arts, writing and performance from U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Irvine, Māhea is committed to creating artistic and educational projects that elevate voices of Indigenous feminist decolonial storytelling. She is a PhD candidate in English (Hawaiian Literature) and Graduate Certificate student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she has taught courses like Indigenous Feminisms, Creative Writing, Intro to LGBTQ+ Studies. Māhea serves her community as a cohort member of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), as a Hawaiʻi Pacific Foundation/East-West Center scholar, as Grievance Chair for UHM graduate Academic Labor United (ALU), as editor for Hawaiʻi Review and ʻŌiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, as co-organizer of the Mauna Kea Syllabus Project, and as co-facilitator of “Committed: A Decolonial DeTour" which re/stories "asylum" mental health history in Hawai'i and is sponsored by the Indigenous Dis/abilities Hui Hawaiʻi and Mānoa Center for the Humanities And Civic Engagement.

Event Sponsor
Conflict and Peace Specialist, Mānoa Campus

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