Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall: Film screening and panel to honor G. Terry Kanalu Young


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Kū Kanaka poster

Please join Native Hawaiian Student Services for an evening of hula, mele,
‘ono food, film and a conversation to celebrate the life and legacy of one
of our most cherished kumu, colleagues and po’e aloha ‘aina, G. Terry Kanalu Young.

“When 15-year-old Kanalu Young takes a dive into shallow water he becomes quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down. Angry and defiant through months of rehabilitation, he begins to change when he learns Hawaiian language and discovers an untold story of Hawaiian history. Fired up to tell Hawaii’s story, he earns a PhD, gets arrested fighting for Hawaiian rights, and becomes a crusading teacher and leader, eager to instill pride in his people.”