Brown Bag Biography with D. Kauwila Mahi

February 16, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Biomed B-104 & Zoom

The Center for Biographical Research presents: / “Mai Ka Hunalepo a Kaneikapuahiohio: From a dust mote to Kaneikapuahiohio” / D. Kauwila Mahi, Graduate Research Assistant and Student, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and Instructor, University of Victoria, British Columbia / This talk will intimate life writing by establishing relationships between the smallest dust mote to multiple akua Hawaii and the lives aina enjoy alongside Kanaka Maoli. Life writing has the potential to be a space where people become radicalized and pulled into movement/s for ea. In this discussion, Kauwila will be suturing moolelo Hawaii of different aloha aina into multiple disciplines of art./ D. Kauwila Mahi is an Oiwi Hawaii from Maunalua, Oahu who embodies genealogical rhythms of sovereignty, solidarity, ceremony, and contested governance through ancestral materials in olelo Hawaii. His work is rooted in precolonial traditions and traverses an Indigenous future, while refusing state-sponsored, violent reproductions of militourism and missionaries. Kauwila’s work is inspired by his matriarchal genealogy of lei makers, feather workers, and Hawaiian Sovereignty photographers. /Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili: Native Hawaiian Initiative, the Center for Oral History, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the School of Cinematic Arts, the School of Communication & Information, the Departments of Anthropology, History, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / Thursday, February 16/ Zoom / 12 noon to 1:15PM HST / Zoom link: Zoom Meeting ID: 951 1686 5752/ Password: 287490

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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