PULLMAN, Wash. — A leader of the native Hawaiian sovereignty movement will discuss “Women’s Leadership: The Mana of the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement” at 12:15 p.m., April 6, in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 203, on the Washington State University campus.
The Hawaiian leader, Haunani-Kay Trask, is the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Community, Activism and Pride Today to Build Identity, Vision and Achievements Tomorrow (CAPTIVATE) Conference.
Trask represented the Hawaiian nation at the United Nations in Geneva at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001. She has written five books including “From A Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii.” She also served as co-producer and scriptwriter for the award-winning documentary, “Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation” in 1993. In 1998-99, she was a fellow with the Pacific-Basin Research Center affiliated with the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Trask is a professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
The conference is coordinated by the Association of Pacific and Asian Women and is intended to heighten awareness of the cultures of Pacific and Asian women and address issues that concern these groups and others at WSU.
Those who wish to attend must register by Friday, March 29, online. For a complete schedule and registration form, go to www.wsu.edu/~wrc/apaw.htm. The conference is free for WSU students and $10 for all others.