UH Hilo’s Wailau announces April storyteller lineup and event details

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to attend a storytelling event created to build connections across the UH Hilo campus and with the wider community.

The latest episode of Wailau premieres Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and explores A Just World. UH Hilo hosts include students Kuʻuhiapo Jeong and Dayva Escobar, along with topic expert Carlton Ruley, MSW, and special projects coordinator for the Hawaiʻi County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Restorative Justice Program. To attend the Wailau premiere online, go to: hilo.hawaii.edu/wailau/watch.php.

Wailau aims to spotlight voices and stories that fit the event theme in interesting ways, showcasing five storytellers at each event. April’s Wailau features these storytellers and stories:

● Evangeline Lemieux, “An Apology”
● Nicholas Iwamoto, “I’d Like a Large Order of Justice With a Side of Justice”
● Taylor & Antoinette Smith, “Love Should Have No Bounds”
● Kathleen Baumgardner, “Lunch in a Just World”
● Reynelson K. Martin, Jr., “A Guarded Reflection”

View bios of hosts and storytellers at: hilo.hawaii.edu/wailau.

Wailau organizers include UH faculty, staff, students, alums, and community members, including UH Hilo's English Club. Students from the English Club determine Wailau themes, review applications and select storytellers.

Julie Mowrer, a Wailau organizer and acting director of the UH Hilo Center for Community Engagement, expresses her thoughts on April’s Wailau: “Sharing our stories with others is how we seek to be understood, because our stories are who we are. Now, more than ever, it’s so important that we listen to one another’s stories, broaden our understanding of the world through one another’s life experiences, and discover threads of connection that weave us all together.”

Join the watch page on the day of the premiere and click on the YouTube logo on the lower left corner to live chat with Wailau hosts and storytellers. The episode will also be available at the same URL immediately after the premiere.

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