Fighting in Paradise Author Gerald Horne Headlines Third Annual LaborFest Hawai‘i


FREE PUBLIC EVENT


University of Houston historian Dr. Gerald Horne, author of Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawai‘i will lead off the Third Annual LaborFest Hawai‘i held this Friday, September 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. at ARTS at Marks Garage. The gathering will bring together scholars, workers (both union and non-union), organizers, and interested individuals to offer multiple perspectives of working-class culture and celebrate Hawai‘i’s important labor history.

Dr. Horne’s talk will be followed by that of labor journalist/lawyer Steve Early and a panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • William Puette, faculty director of UH West O‘ahu’s Center for Labor Education & Research;
  • Jonathan Dial, Graduate Student Organization advocacy chair;
  • Jim Dator, professor and director of the Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies, UHM Department of Political Science;
  • Susan Schultz, professor of English, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 Reception, pupu and music
6:30 – 7:00 Professor Gerald Horne presentation
7:00 – 7:30 Steve Early presentation
7:30 – 8:00 Panel of students, adjunct faculty, professors, teachers and other public workers respond.
8:00 – 8:30 Ray Catania and Bart Dame discuss the fight for a raise in the minimum wage.
8:30 Audience discussion plus resolutions and feedback for the 4th Annual LaborFest Hawaii.

The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a cash bar at the event.

Hawaii’s weaving tradition captured in this rare volume

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Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawaii
edited by Lia O’Neill Keawe, Marsha MacDowell, and Kurt C. Dewhurst

2014 | 148 pages
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-4093-8 | $16.00
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Rich with imagery, this extraordinary volume will guide the reader to a better understanding of the cultural scope and importance of lau hala and its uses, fostering an appreciation of the level of excellence to which the art of ulana lau hala has risen under the guidance of masters who continue to steer the Hawaiian form of the tradition into the future.

In this volume:

  • An analysis of lau hala items that occur in historic photographs from the Bishop Museum collections
  • The ecological history on hala in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific including serious challenges to its survival and strategies to prevent its extinction; perspectives–in Hawaiian–of a native speaker from Niʻihau on master weavers and the relationship between teacher and learner
  • A review–also in Hawaiian– of references to lau hala in poetical sayings and idioms
  • A survey of lau hala in Hawaiian cultural heritage and the documentation project underway to share the art with a broader audience
  • A conversation with a master artisan known for his distinct and intricate construction of the lei hala.

Contributors include: Lia Keawe, Marsha MacDowell, Kurt Dewhurst, Marques Marzan, Jenna Robinson, Betty Kam, Annette Kuʻuipolani Wong, Kekeha Solis, Timothy Gallaher, and Kaiwipuni Lipe with Uncle Roy Benham. The volume is co-edited by Keawe, MacDowell, and Dewhurst.

Denby Fawcett Signs Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide, September 5-6, 2014

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As part of First Friday Hawaii’s Honolulu Art Gallery Walk, on September 5, from 6 to 9 p.m., journalist Denby Fawcett will sign copies of Secrets of Diamond Head: A History and Trail Guide at ARTS at Marks Garage in conjunction with its current “36 Views of Leahi” exhibit. Presented in the spirit of Hokusai’s and Hiroshige’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji,” the exhibit was juried by Masami Teruoka, who selected the best of the submitted art pieces depicting Honolulu’s iconic landmark.

The following day, September 6, at 1:00 p.m., Denby will be at Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center, to again autograph her definitive guide to the volcanic crater’s colorful past. To read more about the backstory of Secrets of Diamond Head, which is distributed by UH Press, see Civil Beat‘s August 21 story and the fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of Diamond Head’s tunnels in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser‘s August 13 feature [login required to read the full story].

NEW! Ebooks Now Available for Bestselling Bird Guide

Over 180 breathtaking videos and 220 color images of Hawai‘i’s amazing birds

Newly updated and available in digital format for the first time, these five exciting ebooks based on Jim Denny’s popular A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai‘i feature captivating video and audio resources, as well as up-close images of Hawai‘i’s spectacular bird species. Readers can now experience the incredible diversity of Hawai‘i’s birds in stunning detail via tablet, mobile device, or e-reader.

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John Rosa Presents Backstory to Local Story, His Book on the Massie-Kahahawai Case

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Please join us on Sunday, August 10, 2 to 4 p.m., at Native Books/Nā Mea Hawai‘i, as UH-Mānoa history professor John Rosa gives an illustrated talk on his book, Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History. He will discuss how he researched the book and why the 1931-1932 case continues to have relevance in today’s Hawai‘i. While other books have told the “true crime” details of this case before, Dr. Rosa retells the story and shows how this narrative explains the beginnings of a non-white, “local” identity among Hawai‘i’s working-class people.

Light refreshments will be provided at the free presentation and books will be available for purchase and signing. Native Books is located at the ‘ewa end of Ward Warehouse (1050 Ala Moana Blvd.); phone: 808-596-8885.

Read more about Dr. Rosa’s research on the book in Kaunānā, UH-Mānoa’s online research publication. Also, listen to his April 2014 interview on HPR2‘s The Conversation.


2014 | 176 pages | 978-0-8248-3970-3 | Paper | $19.99