Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawaii
UHM Pacific Connections Seminar Series, 2012

Aloha friends and colleagues,

Please join us for the University of Hawaii Manoa Seminar Series:

April 4, 4:00 pm: Dr Michael Levin, “What the Micronesian Migrant Surveys tell us about conditions of Micronesians in Hawai‘i”
John Burns Hall 3121/3125, East-West Center
Cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center

     Dr. Levin will discuss the history of the Micronesian migrant surveys and what they have shown us about the changing counts and characteristics of the migrants over time.  He will compare migrants to Hawai‘i with those going to Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and also with the Micronesians remaining in Micronesia. While the emphasis will be on Federated States of Micronesia migration, comparisons will also be made with the Palauan and Marshallese migration streams. He will also discuss the current surveys of the Micronesian migrants to Hawai‘i, Guam, Saipan, and the continental United States.

April 7: Saturday is the Rainbow Rising Symposium, registration for the all day event ends tomorrow.
The Rainbow Rising Symposium will facilitate long overdue dialogue and discourse on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues throughout Asia and Oceania.

April 11, 12:00 pm: Pacific Connections Seminar Series video-conference presentation by Vāhi Sylvia Richaud from the University of French Polynesia, Tahiti Nui. Vāhi Richaud will discuss the revitalization of Tahitian language, Reo Mā’ohi, in her seminar “Polynesian Linguistics” at John Burns Hall 3121/3125, East-West Center.
Cosponsored by the Pacific Islands Development Program

April 11, 3:00pm: Chantal Spitz, Tahitian novelist and poet, will speak about her work at St John’s room 11, UHM.
Cosponsored by Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe and the Americas and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

April 13-14: Ms. Chantal Spitz will be part of the Indigenous Studies Student Conference at Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. For more information about the conference

Find out other events at the Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS) website: this month and future


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