“to cause to grow; to be possessed by infinite excellence”
We are honored to gather with Pono Shim, Ramsay Taum, Uncle Bruce Keaulani, Kehaulani Lum, Thao Le, Manu Meyer, Moon Kauakahi, and others who will share their mana`o in talk story format, to stir within you the meaning of aloha, which will allow you to understand and act from a place that is hard to define in words, but will translate into aloha responses in many ways.
Wednesday May 18, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Registration opens at 8:15 AM HST
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Sponsored by State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services
From Hawaii News Now:
Former Governors John Waihee and Ben Cayetano did a great service to all of us by agreeing to talk about their disagreements over the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement. We hope their honest, civil and articulate conversation will encourage similar discussions across our community.
We aired a half-hour version of their discussion last week – called the Sovereignty Divide. That show is now posted on our website, HawaiiNewsNow.com. We are also planning to rebroadcast it again in the near future.
For far too long, many of us have kept arm’s length from the sovereignty process. Not only is it complex and emotional, but for non-Hawaiians it is easy to say that we are simply not involved.
But Hawaiian Sovereignty will affect the entire community, and as both Governors agreed, the entire community should be informed and educated, even if we are not invited to vote.
We hope our contribution – regular reporting and this special program – will help. But if we are to succeed moving forward, we must all be engaged, listening and talking together about this important issue.
Go here to watch the video…
I posted the first two installments of this series from the Hawaii Independent, but are all 5 parts.
As one of the 154 kānaka maoli who agreed to participate in the state-sponsored, Naʻi Aupuni-initiated Native Hawaiian ʻAha, Kaʻiulani Milham had a front row seat at the month-long proceedings. What follows a multi-part, first-hand account that highlights various and consistent affronts to democratic processes that ruled during the ʻAha proceedings.