Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program 5th Annual Program

Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program will hold its 5th Annual Program to celebrate the rich history of Hawaii’s women. The celebration, presented by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities, will be held on Saturday, October 29th at the Hawaii Convention Center. Our themes: ancient women of Hawai`i and women activists. Please join/register at http://www.distinctivewomenhawaii.org/

The program will include an amazing hula performance by Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne with Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu interpreting the roles of nā wāhine kanaka maoli (native women). It has mythology, Hawaiian culture, extraordinary choreography, humor, and the excitement of well-told, fast-moving stories. Kumu Patrick is also a panelist in a follow-on presentation. Topics range from local female activists during the women's suffrage movement, Mormon missionary women, Princess Nahinu Kamehaokalani, and moving WWII era stories that include Korean activist Dora Moon, public health nurse Harriet Kuwamoto, and social worker Jennie Lee In. And there’s poetry, paying homage to women in transition with detours and mid-life reinventions.

The Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program has partnered with Mission Houses Museum to offer a 20% discount price to Mission Houses’ Spookilau, a unique paranormal event that evening in downtown Honolulu. The Spookilau 20% off discount is only available from the Distinctive Women web site.

For more information, contact
Jamie Conway
Program Director & Founder