In June 2019 a New York Times op-ed invited readers, “Want to be less racist? Move to Hawaiʻi,” and the strong reactions to the piece in the islands and abroad showed that the time is ripe for a new vocabulary to talk about what’s different, special, and sometimes difficult about navigating the layers of history and culture that form the social landscape of Hawaiʻi.
This unique training will guide you in understanding how race, ethnicity, and power are changing in Hawaiʻi as we move from plantation politics to become a part of an ever more connected, dynamic global community. Armed with a new perspective on the historical, cultural, and structural factors that shape our daily lives, you’ll leave equipped with a Hawaiʻi-specific racial justice framework and tools to build a just future for all.
This course has five sessions, meeting Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:30pm at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka‘ako.
Led by Dr. Akiemi Glenn, Executive Director of the Pōpolo Project