Category Archives: Campus Events and Visitors to the Center

Visitors to the Center and Pacific Events on Campus

On 17 January, the Pacific Writers’ Connection and UHM Department of English sponsored “Eye of the Albatross: Seminar with Carl Safina.” Dr Carl Safina is author of Eye of the Albatross (2003) and president of the Blue Ocean Institute.
The Department of Ethnic Studies’ Spring Colloquium Series began on 21 January with “Polynesia is Not a Project, Not a Place: Regenerating Indigenous Futures” by Dr Maile Arvin, University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr Arvin’s presentation examined how settler colonialism is much more complicated than a demand for Indigenous peoples to “go away,” and how we are all in the story of settler colonialism, even if we do not want to be there. She shared an eclectic visual archive of depictions of settlers, natives, and immigrants or “arrivants.” The event was cosponsored by Department of Women’s Studies and CPIS.

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