Sāmoana Lecture Series

October 31, 11:00am - 12:30pm
West Oʻahu Campus, Nāulu Center

The inaugural Sāmoana Lecture Series highlights research on Samoan language, culture, history, and contemporary issues.

This semester's theme is "E au le inaʻilau a tamaʻitaʻi," a Samoan proverb that extols the ability of tamaʻitaʻi (women) to succeed and excel in any endeavor they undertake.

The three part series will highlight research conducted by three Samoan scholars, covering various topics, including indigenous land tenure in American Sāmoa, the status and power of women in (independent) Sāmoa, and domestic violence against women in contemporary Samoan society.

Lecture 1: "Land Rights and Law in American Sāmoa,"
Dr. Line-Noue Memea Kruse
Thursday, October 18 11AM-12:30PM
Nāulu Center, UH West Oʻahu

Lecture 2: "Ancestral Ethics and Samoanness: The Samoan American Women,"
Loau Tuiloma Dr. Luafata Simanu
Wednesday, October 31 11AM-12:30PM
Nāulu Center, UH West Oʻahu

Lecture 3: "Domestic Violence Against Women in Modern Day Sāmoa,"
Dr. Tina Tauasosi-Posiulai
Wednesday, November 14 11AM-12:30PM
Classroom D254, UH West Oʻahu

Ticket Information
Free and open to students, faculty, and the public

Event Sponsor
Humanities/Hawaiian-Pacific Studies/Samoan Classes, West Oʻahu Campus

More Information
Samoan Language Courses, (808) 689-2355, wosamoan@hawaii.edu

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