Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Registration open for Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History program

Register now for the fifth annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program, Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Hawai`i Convention Center. Register online at

Sponsored by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities,this year's themes are ancient women of Hawai`i and women activists. Topics range from local female activists during the women's suffrage movement, Mormon missionary women, Princess Nahinu Kamehaokalani, and 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 program also features a performance by by Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane with Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu interpreting the roles of na wahine Hawai`i (native Hawaiian 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-up presentation.

Register online to take advantage of a special offer from the Mission Houses Museum for 20 percent off Spookilau, an event exploring the paranormal in downtown Honolulu.

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