UHWO to host Shakespeare performance, Hawaiian knowledge presentation

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Julie Funasaki Yuen, (808) 689-2604
Public Info Officer, University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Posted: Oct 10, 2014

This October, the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program will bring a Shakespeare performance and two experts in Hawaiian knowledge to the West Oʻahu campus. The performance and presentation are free and open to the public.

The UH West Oʻahu Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program brings seasoned scholars and practitioners in the humanities, social sciences, and indigenous arts, traditions and cultures to UH West Oʻahu for the benefit of students, faculty, staff and the community.

Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival Touring Show: Macbeth, Oct. 16, 5 - 6 p.m.

UH West Oʻahu Campus Center Multi-purpose Room, C208

A touring company of the Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival will perform Shakespeare’s Macbeth in a free performance for all UH West Oʻahu students, faculty, staff and the public. To facilitate touring, the play has been edited to run for one hour and will be performed by a cast of four experienced actors playing multiple roles. Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival Director Tony Pisculli will host a discussion following the play. For more information, visit http://hawaiishakespeare.wordpress.com/

Specificity/Universality: The Role of Hawaiian Knowledge in the Transformation of Hawaiʻi, Oct. 22, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

UH West Oʻahu Campus Center Multi-purpose Room, C208

UHWO Distinguished Visiting Scholars Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer and MAʻO Organic Farms Co-founder Kukui Maunakea-Forth will discuss the role of Hawaiian knowledge and practices in creating an abundant life that is appropriate for the special place that is Hawaiʻi.

Meyer is an international keynote speaker and has published extensively on the topic of native intelligence and its synergistic linkages to quantum sciences, transformational evaluation practices, and liberation theology. She was the 2005-2006 International Indigenous Scholar at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, the Center for Māori Research Excellence at the University of Auckland.

Maunakea-Forth is the Co-founder of MAʻO Organic Farms in Waiʻanae and is executive director of Kauhale ‘O Wai‘anae, a programmatic merger between Searider Productions, Mākaha Studios and MA‘O Organic Farms formed with a $4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Each organization shares the common thread of being social, for profit and non-profit hybrid enterprises born from the Wai‘anae community, all garnering substantial national recognition for work with young people. Maunakea-Forth is active in organizations that serve youth and families because she believes ʻāina (place)-based education is key to the regeneration of the ancestral abundance for the Waiʻanae community.

For more information, contact UH West Oʻahu’s Dr. Michael Hayes at (808) 689-2312.

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