One of these days, I will have to go to Hawaii because I keep coming back to it in my research and blog posts. Now I am going to be talking to a college class about Connecticut missionaries in Hawaii. In addition, next week is filled with Hawaii-related programs at Central Connecticut State University(CCSU) and the Hartford Seminary. All are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 to 5:10 p.m. Keala Kelly will show her documentary film Noho Hewa, with a discussion to follow. This award-winning film explores the effects of colonialism on the indigenous people of Hawaii. The program is in the Thorp Theater at CCSU.
On Thursday April 10 there are two programs. First, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Dr. Keanu Sai from the University of Hawaii will talk about “Hawai’i: An American State or a State under American Occupation?” He will be at CCSU in the Vance building, room 105. That will be followed by an evening program, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hartford Seminary with a panel presentation on “The Hawaii-Connecticut Missionary Connection: Rumors and Realities” featuring Dr. Steven Blackburn of the Seminary, Aolani Kilihou from the University of Hawaii, and Dr. Clifford Putney of Bentley University, with Dr. Sai serving as moderator. At this event, CHS will display some of the items from its collection related to Hawaii and missionaries from Connecticut.
This series is sponsored by a grant from the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Women’s Studies at the University of St. Joseph, Peace Studies at CCSU, Hartford Seminary, and CHS. Please join us for one or all of these programs.