UH Manoa law school hosts indigenous women's rights panel on March 12

Event is sponsored by law school's Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Director of Communications
Doris Tam, (808) 956-8895
Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal
Posted: Feb 24, 2009

The Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal will a hold a symposium examining indigenous women's rights, featuring experts from around the Pacific region. The symposium will take place on Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UHM William S. Richardson School of Law, Moot Court Room, 2515 Dole Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a light lunch will be served.

The Pacific region has a longstanding history of discrimination against indigenous persons and women. Influenced by cultural mores and colonization, economic and political developments have contributed to this situation.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Ani Mikaere of Te Wananga-o-Ruakawa (New Zealand), an expert on Maori women‘s rights who will be delivering the keynote address.
  • Professor Rebecca Tsosie, the Director of the Indian Legal Program atArizona State University Law School.
  • Dr. Aileen Moreton-Robinson, a Professor of Indigenous Studies at theQueensland University of Technology in Australia.
  • Professor Kapuaʻala Sproat, a professor with the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law.
  • Dr. Kate Zhou of UHM, an expert on ethnic minority women in China.
  • Dr. Davianna McGregor of UHM, an expert in Hawaii and Pacific indigenous women‘s rights.
RSVP is recommended to aplpj@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8895.The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APL&PJ) is a journal of the William S. Richardson School of Law dedicated to issues facing Asia and the Pacific Rim.

For more information, visit: http://hawaii.edu/law