Navigating Asian Settler Responsibilities in Hawaii and Fiji - Event Details

This event has concluded and is no longer current.

This event is being held online. Meeting ID: 926 3160 2840 Passcode: HAWAII

Navigating Asian Settler Responsibilities in Hawaii and Fiji

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Philosophy Department are excited to invite you to join us this Friday, May 7, from 3-4:15 on Zoom, for

The Space Between Oceans: Navigating Asian Settler Responsibilities in Hawai'i and Fiji.

We look forward to listening, learning and engaging in follow-up Q&A with our panelists. Hope to see you there!

This panel aims to consider Asian Settler responsibilities through transoceanic reflections with Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Fijian narrative relationalities with the sea. The panelists recognize as a starting point the critiques of settlers of color made by Kanaka Maoli activists, such as Haunani Kay Trask and hope to develop a conceptual framework that deeply examines how epistemic practices of knowing oceans and waterways aids in cultivating ethical orientations that both are critical of settler colonial occupation within Oceania and reconstructing alternative conceptions of the sea as migratory pathways that are anchored to modalities of place-based ecologies, one that evades colonial logics that render the sea as passive. Navigating the terrain of the space between oceans requires a trans-oceanic consciousness. A trans-oceanic consciousness recognizes that islanders are inexplicably oceanic people, the ocean animates the presence of the space between islands. As Epeli Hauʻofa reminds us a “sea of islands” invokes a trans-oceanic consciousness that navigates across oceans and finds landings on the liminal ecologies of the sand, the coral, and the tides. The extension of the island is the sea. In this panel, we will engage in dialogue on how Asian settler responsibilities ought to be guided by a trans-oceanic consciousness that brings together Oceanic cultures in Hawaiʻi and Fiji.

Presenters:

Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, PhD Candidate, American Studies, Graduate Assistant, Museum
Studies Certificate Program, University of Hawai’i at Manōa

Roots and Routes along Keaukaha's Seashore: Tidalectic Repertoires of Place

Tarisi Vunidilo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai’i at Hilo

iTaukei Oceanic Connections: Our Life, Our Stories

Ryan McCormack, Kumu hula Māunuunu, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance and chant in
Keaʻau, Hawaiʻi; and a lecturer in the Hawaiʻi Life Styles Department at Hawaiʻi Community College

Cultivating a Trans-Oceanic Framework of Asian Settler Allyship through the Mythology of Pele

Celia Bardwell-Jones, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai’i at Hilo


Commentator: Towards a Trans-oceanic Consciousness: Navigating Philosophies of the Sea

Special Restrictions: For disability accommodation requests: Contact 808-932-7642

For more information, contact: eeoaa@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7642

Tags: Hawaii Fiji Navigators Oceans Philosophy Online Only

What's also happening?

Announcements

Student Activities Council (SAC) Open Positions - Apply Now!
SAC Applications are open. The Student Activities Council (SAC) provides programs, activities and services which serve the co-curricular cultural, social, recreational and educational interests of students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. ...
Student Activities Council (SAC) ID Validation Reminder
Aloha Vulcans, Hope you are all ready for this upcoming Fall semester. Best of luck to all students both returning and freshmen from all of SAC. ...
BOSP Positions Open!
If you enjoy writing, editing or leadership join BOSP! The Board of Student Publications has positions open in Hohonu, Kanilehua, Ke Kalahea and the Board! Applications are available on our website under Forms. ...
Menstrual Equity Survey
We want to hear from you! The Women's Center and UHHSA are collaborating on a menstrual equity initiative that could bring a free supply of period products on campus. Fill out out the menstrual equity survey using this link: ...
Diaper Bank Flyer
Do you want to donate diapers for our locals and keiki? Come by the new Hawai`i Diaper Bank drop off location with your diaper donation!
AANAPISI Scholarship
UH Hilo undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American backgrounds who are U.S. ...
APIA Scholarship
UH Hilo undergraduate students of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American backgrounds who are U.S. ...
2022-23 UH Common Scholarship Application Available Oct 1st
Starting October 1, 2021, students can complete the 2022-23 UH System Common Scholarship Application online at www.hawaii.edu/tuition/scholarships/how-to-apply/. ...
RISO Registration for 2021-2022 is now open
The 2021-2022 academic year UH Hilo Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) registration period is now open. The final day to register is March 25, 2022, at 4:30 pm. ...
2022-23 FAFSA Available October 1st
Starting October 1, 2021, students can complete their 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Studentaid.gov/fafsa To receive priority consideration at UH Hilo, complete your FAFSA by February 1, 2022. ...

Disclaimer: The University of Hawaii at Hilo is not responsible for the contents, links and/or materials presented in any web site listed above that is not of the “hilo.hawaii.edu” or “.uhh.hawaii.edu” domains. All comments, complaints and grievances should be filed with the author, host and/or owner of said site.