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Naʻau Walaʻau: Being an indigenous Woman in Higher Education

AAUW-UH-Manoa will host “Naʻau Walaʻau: Being an indigenous Woman in Higher Education” as part of its Indigenous Women’s Empowerment Talk series on Nov. 5, 5 pm to 7 pm at UH-Manoa QLC 412.

The talk will feature indigenous women sharing their experiences in higher education and how they balance identity with their positions.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 5,, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm

WHERE: UH-Manoa QLC 412

HIFF Showing of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i Season 2, Lunch Discussion

Want to attend a screening with an extensive discussion with its director? Scroll down to find out how you can attend The Perfect Candidate!

Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i Season 2, a documentary filmed by women filmmakers about women in the local independent film scene, will be featured as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Regal Dole Cannery 1 at noon to 1:35 pm.

Please note that you must purchase your tickets for the Saturday, Nov. 16 showing through HIFF here.

AAUW Honolulu invites its members to support this documentary. We’ll be meeting at Tiny Pyramid at 560 N. Nimitz Hwy. after the showing at 2 pm to discuss the movie. A light, family-style lunch will be provided; drinks and desserts (they’re delicious!) can be purchased by the attendees.

Vera Zambonelli, the film’s co-producer and executive director of Hawaii Women in Filmmaking, and Shirley Thompson, co-producer and the film’s director will be our guest at the lunch.

Click here to RSVP for lunch!

Zambonelli is also offering 15 tickets to AAUW Honolulu members for The Perfect Candidate, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, this year’s HIFF feature spotlight filmmaker. Al-Mansour broke ground with her debut film, Wadjda, the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia — and the first made by a Saudi woman. The screening is an extended “master class” discussion with Al-Mansour. Use the code MAHALO39 to claim your ticket — but act fast, there’s only 15 available! The film begins at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16, following the lunch.

WHEN: Nov. 16, 2019 ~ Noon to 1:35 pm for the showing of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i 2; light lunch at Tiny Pyramid to follow at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX, 735 Iwilei Rd,
Honolulu; Tiny Pyramid, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu (Na Lama Kukui Center, formerly the Old Pacific Gentry Center).

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Meet AAUW Honolulu’s Student Interns!

Did you know AAUW Honolulu sponsors student interns at the University of Hawaii? They come from diverse backgrounds and bring their personal experiences with them.

AAUW Honolulu’s interns promote the group’s activities, plan new events on the UH-Manoa campus, perform outreach to students regarding scholarships and assist other UH campuses interested in AAUW’s activities. This year two students are splitting the 20 hours per week as AAUW Honolulu interns.

The University of Hawaii’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement has also hired a junior intern to assist, with the hope she will continue the ongoing work of the program, after the current interns graduate.

Bernadette Rose Mahiehie Kanoelani Garrett, intern
Aloha, O Bernadette Rose Mahiehie Kanoelani Garrett koʻu inoa. No Waimānalo, Oʻahu mai au. I am a Political Science major with an interest in Peace Studies (PACE). I am a proud Kanaka Māoli and believe in the empowerment of all including indigenous and aboriginal women.

 

 

 

Autumn-Raine Hesia, intern
Aloha nō! ʻO Autumn-Raine Hesia koʻu inoa. I am originally from the island of Maui, but moved to Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 8 and lived there for 10 years. I am a recent graduate of Windward Community College with my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Hawaiian Studies, with a certificate in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. I am currently a Junior majoring in Ethnic Studies while pursuing a Masters in Education Administration. I am a lover of all things travel, culture, food, and learning about different cultures around the world. I have a passion for perpetuating my Hawaiian culture through hula, activism, and education alongside representing my Puerto Rican ethnicity with pride.

Ronja Steinbach, junior intern
Greetings! My name is Ronja Steinbach and I am currently a freshman at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I was born and raised in a bicultural household in New Mexico, after my parents moved to the United States from Germany. Even though I was landlocked for most of my life, I always dreamed of studying marine biology, something that I am very excited to pursue here in Hawaii. I look forward not only to being surrounded by the incredible and beautiful resource that is the ocean, but also by the different cultures and people that live here. Fostering a proactive and healthy community has been one of my greatest goals and has shaped many of the decisions I have made, including my desire to be a scientist. It has also been the reason for my social activism, especially throughout my time in high school, because in the end, we are all connected by our humanity and the planet that we call home.

Students interested in applying go through an application process through UH-Manoa’s Student Employment Program. All applicants are reviewed by Atina Pascua, Director of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement.

 

Talk Story Tuesdays (November 2019)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’ll be talking story about LGBTQ+ issues and how they affect the community in Hawaii.

Our confirmed speakers will be:

  • Cathy Kapua, Transgender Health Manager at Hawai‘i Health and Harm Reduction Center
  • Keiva Lei K. Cadena, Community Engagement Coordinator at Hawai‘i Health and Harm Reduction Center
  • Trey Halliday Fenton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor specializing working with individuals on the LGBTQ spectrum

We’re also working with Partners in Care to collect menstrual products that will be distributed during their Point in Time Count in January 2020. We will be collecting pads and tampons. Preferred donations are Ziplock bags with 10 pieces in each bag. Each bag has just tampons or just pads, not both. But Partners in Care will also accept packages of tampons and pads that have not been sorted.

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Nov. 12, 2019 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room

Parking for Plaza Club $3.75 in Pioneer Plaza after 5PM; entrance for parking at Pioneer Plaza is on Merchant Street. Nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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Talk Story Tuesdays (October 2019)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

With the academic year in full swing, we’re celebrating the recipients of our undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as the Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarship awardees!

Our confirmed speakers, who are all scholarship recipients, will share their stories:

  • Katherine Harrington – University of Hawaii, Anthropology (Ph.D.)
  • Gioia Aquino – Hawaii Pacific University, Biomedical Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Aimee Tanaguchi – University of Hawaii, Natural Resources & Environmental Management (masters)
  • Robin Henski – University of Hawaii, Political Science (undergraduate)
  • Jamaica Aquino – University of Hawaii (Kapiolani Community College), Respiratory Therapy Studies
  • Lorain Casem – University of Hawaii – Manoa, Dental Hygiene
  • Leah Lee – Donor Relations and Marketing Coordinator, Palama Settlement
  • Eric La’a – Senior Vice President of Development and Donor Relations, Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF)

If you know a woman who could benefit from our undergraduate, graduate or aviation scholarships, feel free to bring them!

Need more information about our Academic Scholarships? Click here.

Need more information about the Tweet Coleman Aviation Scholarships? Click here.

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Oct. 8, 2019 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room
Parking: Plaza Club is $3.75 after 5 pm. in the Pioneer Plaza; nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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AAUW Honolulu Branch 2019 Academic Scholarships

Total Awards – $121,000

Palama Settlement Awardees

  • Michele Makainai – UH Hawaiian Studies
  • Lorian Casem – UH Dental Hygiene
  • Gioia Aquino – HPU Biomedical Engineering
  • Robin Henski – UH Political Science
  • Justina Bui – UH Business
  • Lohelani Furtado-Gaspar – UH Social Work
  • Aimee Taniguchi – UH National Resources and Environmental Mgmt. (Grad?)
  • Jessica Song – UH Pharmacy
  • Ann Tilton – WWCC Public Administration/ Health Care Admin
  • Angelica Barbour – WWCC Liberal Arts
  • Jamaica Aquino – UH Maui Nursing
  • Jolie Ching – UH Computer Science
  • Joyce Pang – UH Accounting, Management & Human Resources
  • Jayleen Barino – UH Elementary, Special Education
  • Jade Chan – UH Architecture
  • Hai Ying Li – UH Business Mgmt.

Hawaii Community Foundation  Awardees

Masters Program

  • Taylor Candelario – UH 1st yr Nursing
  • Talyor Hori – UH 4th yr Pharmacy
  • Maggie Kwock – UH 2nd yr Medicine
  • Jennifer Lau – UH 2nd yr Medicine
  • Aiko Maurakami – UH 2nd yr Medicine
  • Christine Tse – UH 2nd yr Medicine

PhD Program

  • Kawehi Goto – UH 3rd yr Psychology
  • Katherine Harrington – UH 5th+ yr Anthropology
  • Erin Nakano – UH 5th+ Education Technology
  • Marua Stephen – UH 4th yr Anthropology
  • Laura Williams – UH 2nd yr Geography
  • Catlin Williams – UH Microbiology and Immunology

 

Talk Story Tuesdays (September 2019)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

We’re discussing women in STEM for September!

Our speakers will be:

  • Wendy G. McLain, P.E., LEED AP, Senior Civil Engineer, Associate at SSFM
  • Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen (MD, PhD), who is president and CEO of the Blood Bank of Hawaii
  • Cayenne Pe’a, principal and co-founder at Alaka‘i Development
  • Jodi Ito, Chief Information Security Officer, UH-Manoa

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2019 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room
Parking: Plaza Club is $3.75 after 5 pm. in the Pioneer Plaza; nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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Book Discussion Group (October 2019)

Enjoy pupus by the water and engage in dynamic conversation about The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore! (Please note that the author will not be at the event.)

The Radium Girls is a history of women who worked with and around radium, a radioactive substance before its health risks were understood.

The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s radium danger: Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives…”

The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.

But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

WHERE: Waikiki Yacht Club (1599 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814), ask for Mary Ann Eichorn when checking in

Pupus hosted by AAUW Honolulu
No host cocktails (bring cash for drink purchases)

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What Motivates You? We Want to Know!

Looking to meet new people and inspire change? AAUW Honolulu wants to know what’s motivating you!

Join us on August 20th for pupus, networking, and conversation with AAUW team leaders and other community members interested in advancing equity for women and girls in Hawai‘i!

This is an opportunity for you to let AAUW Honolulu know what issues and events are most important to you! Help us decide where and how to take action in 2019 and beyond.

When: August 20, 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: The Plaza Club, in the Board Room
Parking: Plaza Club is $3.75 after 5 pm with validation. in the Pioneer Plaza; nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

Feel free to bring friends! You do not need to be an AAUW member to attend.

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Talk Story Tuesdays (August 2019)

Give yourself a treat! Meet, mingle and enjoy complimentary pupus and beverages at happy hour prices. At Talk Story Tuesdays we engage in great conversations on the topics of today that impact women and girls in Hawaii.

August’s Talk Story Tuesday is a celebration of our past Career and Leadership Development Grant awardees. Confirmed grant recipients that will be on hand include:

  • Amber Granite
  • Sara Ward
  • Caroline Kunitake
  • Maura Stephens-Chu
  • Jennifer Dotson
  • Colette Masunaga
  • Jordana Ferreira
  • Chelsey Stewart

We’re also gearing up for our Sept. 15 deadline for grant application, so if you are or if you know a woman who could benefit for our Career and Leadership Development Grant, pass this link along!

Psst…spread the word and invite your friends and family!

All ages welcome!

Complimentary pupus and wine specials!

Please contact us if you have any mobility issues or will require special accommodations to participate. Parking and/or other accommodations can typically be provided upon request.

WHEN: Aug. 13, 2019 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: The Plaza Club, Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St Mall, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 — in The Board Room
Parking: Plaza Club is $3.75 after 5 pm with validation. in the Pioneer Plaza; nearby municipal lots, $3. Street parking may be available.

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