Micronesian Connections: Perspective on Micronesian Communities in Hawaiʻi

Thursday, February 16, 2012 (All day)

1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room 3125/3121, John Burns Hall, UH Manoa Campus
Free and Open to the Public
For more information contact: Dr. Ulla Hasager, Ethnic Studies Dept. 956-4218 ulla@hawaii.edu

Perspective on Micronesian Communities in Hawaiʻi
Micronesia's Pacific Connections (particularly Hawaiʻi)

Events and Speakers

Personal Stories from Micronesian Students
Students discuss individual struggles and perspectives on discrinmination

  • Ebil Matsutaro
  • LJ Rayphand
  • Dolmil Remeliik
  • Nikita Sales

Public Policy and Issues Relating to Discrimination

  • Senator J. Kalani English (Hawaiʻi State Senate)
  • Professor Charles R. Lawrence, III
  • Dina Shek (Health Law Policy Center-Community Projects Legal Director)

Overview of Micronesian Communities in Hawaiʻi
COFA, Health, Housing, and Education

  • Neal A. Palafox, MD, MPH (JABSOM)
  • Joakim Peter
  • Josie Howard
  • Dahlia Asuega

Other Speakers Include:

  • Professor Ty Tengan (Ethnic Studies/Anthropology)
  • Navigational Students of Plus "Mau" Pialug
  • Paul Otoko


Dina Shek '06

Co-Director, Health Law Policy Center- Community Projects
(808) 688-3313