Events offered to address diversity issues at UH Manoa

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Pua Auyong, (808) 222-5591
Office of Student Equity
Posted: Mar 7, 2008

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will hold a series of events that will address why "Diversity Matters at Mānoa," through lectures, workshops performances and film screenings, March 10-14, 2008. Events will be held on campus and in the community.

"Diversity Matters at Mānoa means we strive for an inclusive and equitable campus community for all faculty, staff and students," said Amy Agbayani, director of the Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity and a member of the Mānoa Commission on Diversity. "Diversity is a term that is used frequently by many college administrations as they recruit students and faculty. As campuses evolve towards a more inclusive environment for all students, it becomes more imperative that we understand the multi faceted dimensions of diversity and how it celebrates differences in age, economic class, culture, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, religion and sexual identity and orientation."

The Mānoa Commission on Diversity has arranged for a slate of activities that address these issues. Many of the activities are free and open to all members of the UH Mānoa campus and community. Please call Pua Auyong at 222-5591 or email for more information. Registration is required for certain sessions and workshops.

Monday, March 10
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Voter Registration-Vote in 2008!(CC Courtyard)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Sustained Dialogue Session (CC 310)
12-1 p.m. - Performance by Timpuyog Group (CC Courtyard)
3-4 p.m. - Safe Zone Training Workshop by LGBT Student Services (QLC 208, call 956-9250)

Tuesday, March 11
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Video booth: What Does Diversity Mean to You? (CC 220)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Art Activity: Stepping Up to Diversity (CC 220)
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Voter Registration (CC 220)
1:15 p.m. - Current Trends in Language Documentation (St. John 11)(Info:

Wednesday, March 12
10:30 a.m. - 1st Annual Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Colloquia Series (CC 307) (Info:
1:15 p.m. - Survival of Languages in the 21st Century (Imin Center/Keoni Auditorium) (Info:
6:30-9 p.m. - New Insights into the African American Diaspora (Art 132)

Thursday, March 13
12-1:3 p.m. - Disability and Technology-The New Revolution in Building Communities (CC 220)
4:30-5:50 p.m. - "Land and Health" with Eric Enos, Native Hawaiian Concepts on Health and Healing (Biomed T211) (Call 956-7231)
6:30-9 p.m. - Documents, DNA & Databases-The Slave Trade & African American Roots (USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center Theatre)

Friday, March 14
8:30 a.m. - Promoting and Conducting Deliberative Dialogues on Public Issues, March 14-15 (CC Executive Dining Room)
11:30-1:30 p.m. - Voter Registration (CC Courtyard)
1-2 p.m. - Performance-Katipunan Group (CC Courtyard)
3-5 p.m. - Training for Language Documentation (Webster 114)
7 p.m. - Film: Premiere-The Bubble (Unity Church) (call 956-9250)