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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa held a talk story session to broaden the relationships among lawmakers and the university community. The topics for the second UH Mānoa Talk Story event focused on criminal justice and public safety.

The UH Mānoa Talk Story, spearheaded by the UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, was held on April 9, at the Capitol Modern.

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Faculty members from the William S. Richardson School of Law, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health and the Center on the Family and the departments of sociology and psychology participated. They met with the chairs of the public safety and judiciary committees from both chambers and other state legislators.

Sharing their expertise and vision members of the UH Mānoa campus and lawmakers discussed their concerns and also talked about easy fixes that can be quickly implemented.

UH Mānoa has expertise that we can provide as a resource in areas where our community can benefit beyond the classroom and lab,” UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno said. “When we work together our state gets stronger. We each bring our own skills and knowledge to the table.”

The UH Mānoa Talk Story series provides opportunities for members of the UH Mānoa campus and policymakers to discuss and share concerns on matters impacting the State of Hawaiʻi. Lawmakers also get a chance to meet UH experts doing policy-related research in various fields.

UH Mānoa is on a mission to build bridges between education and policy in an effort to work hand-in-hand for the betterment of Hawaiʻi and beyond.

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