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Our History · Our Way

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa focuses on comparative analyses of racial and ethnic groups and inequalities among them through the lens of social justice. We take an ʻāina (land) and ocean-based approach to our four focal areas—migration, social justice, oceanic connections, and engagement. Our research and teaching are interdisciplinary and transnational. As ethnic studies scholars, we specialize in race and ethnicity as they intersect with indigeneity, class, gender, and sexuality in Hawaiʻi, the United States, and Oceania.

Our department offers a major (BA) and a certificate in ethnic studies as well as a combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree (BAM) in ethnic studies and education Our undergraduate program foregrounds civic engagement and service learning to foster thoughtful and compassionate leaders and stewards of the ʻāina. We train our students to imagine and craft responsible and sustainable alternatives to local, regional, national, and global problems.

Guide to surviving the apocalypse w/ Tina and Lisa Grandinetti tomorrow’s Brown Bag on zoom.

Tomorrow! Don’t forget to tune into our Panel and Discussion w/ Keith Awai (Kumu Hula/Waialua Community Member) Tehani Louis-Perkins (North Shore Neighbourhood Board Member) and the Center For Oral History from 4:00pm - 5:30pm HST. Register here: https://t.co/YFglpZkgQW

Applications have been extended for this years North Shore Field School which will take place over 13 Saturday sessions. https://t.co/QfCRHh4nJQ for more info and to apply

Consider adding Ethnic Studies to your Spring 2021 schedule w/ Dr. Ruben Campos. ES 460 - Global Ethnic Conflict.

Mahalo to all for attending our event - Oceanic Solidarities: Beyond Asian Settler Colonialism last Tuesday. If you missed it, you can find the recording on our YouTube page @ UHManoaEthnicStudies. Link here - https://t.co/OpwhMkvtmu

With sadness and memory to service, we honour the life of Dean Alegado who passed on November 6th, 2020.  Dean Alegado, former chair and professor of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Department of Ethnic Studies. UH news article here https://t.co/xateN175Ql

**Event Reminder**
Join us this Tuesday November, 17th for “Oceanic Solidarities: Beyond Asian Settler Colonialism”. RSVP link - https://t.co/DTD6BF68lb.

*updated link*Oceanic Solidarities: Beyond Asian Settler Colonialism

Tuesday, November 17th at 3:00-4:30pm HST. RSVP - https://t.co/DTD6BF68lb

Speakers: Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Tēvita O. Kaʻili, Manu Karuka, Laurel Mei-Singh

Event will be moderated by: Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor

It is not too late to register for the Center For Oral History event today (October 20th) Looking To Our Past for New Political Visions which will take place on zoom at 5:00-6:30pm HST.  Register HERE - https://t.co/FWrAhIUJsX

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