[This talk by Anwei Skinsnes Law should be put on your calendar. There is so much more to discover about those sent to Kalaupapa and Kalawao, and also about those who were left behind. Much of the first and second-hand accounts can be found within the pages of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers!]
Much appreciation goes out to all the good people at the Center for Biographical Research at UHM! And to Anwei Skinsnes Law and Henry Law for their presentation today!! I came out of it feeling upbeat, and excited that there are people out there looking at Hawaiian-Language source material for a window into the past (outside of the University).
I encourage people to go check out the talk, questions and answers, and book signing put on by Native Books from 3 to 5 in the afternoon this Sunday.
Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory
I neglected to post this related information about workshops being held by Ka Ohana o Kalaupapa in conjunction with the exhibits at Iolani Palace and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. They say: “The workshops will provide a new perspective on the history of Kalaupapa and will encourage teachers to include the history in their curriculum.” This indeed sounds like a good thing! There in fact was one just yesterday evening. Did anyone get to attend? If yes, how did it go?
There is another one scheduled for the evening of the 2nd of October. For more information, check out the link below.
Tomorrow at noon, there is a Brown Bag Presentation put on by The Center for Biographical Research at University of Hawaii at Manoa. The topic is looking at the Leprosy Colony on Molokai through Hawaiian-Language Material. It sounds like an immense but priceless project! If you are interested, find the details in the link below!!