UH Manoa law school hosts indigenous women's rights panel on March 12
Event is sponsored by law school's Asian-Pacific Law & Policy JournalUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal
The Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal will a hold a symposium examining indigenous women's rights, featuring experts from around the Pacific region. The symposium will take place on Thursday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UHM William S. Richardson School of Law, Moot Court Room, 2515 Dole Street.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and a light lunch will be served.
The Pacific region has a longstanding history of discrimination against indigenous persons and women. Influenced by cultural mores and colonization, economic and political developments have contributed to this situation.
Speakers will include:
- Professor Ani Mikaere of Te Wananga-o-Ruakawa (New Zealand), an expert on Maori women‘s rights who will be delivering the keynote address.
- Professor Rebecca Tsosie, the Director of the Indian Legal Program atArizona State University Law School.
- Dr. Aileen Moreton-Robinson, a Professor of Indigenous Studies at theQueensland University of Technology in Australia.
- Professor Kapuaʻala Sproat, a professor with the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law.
- Dr. Kate Zhou of UHM, an expert on ethnic minority women in China.
- Dr. Davianna McGregor of UHM, an expert in Hawaii and Pacific indigenous women‘s rights.
For more information, visit: http://hawaii.edu/law