Honor Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History

Participate in the 5th Annual Distinctive Women In Hawaiian History Program that will be held this Saturday in the Charlot Courtyard and Theatre of the Hawaii Convention Center. You must register for this event, which can be done at Distinctive Women of Hawaii’s website, and costs $70; the cost of registration does include lunch.

What to Expect

The themes of this year’s event are ancient women of Hawaii and women activists. There will be entertaining performances ranging from Native Hawaiian mythology to hula performances. The highlighted program of the day is “Daughters Of Haumea: Ancient Women of Hawaii” which will be performed by San Francisco-based Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu. They will interpret the female goddess Haumea (she who gives birth) as a foundation and cultural inspiration for Hawaiian women.

Morning Presentations

During the morning session, before lunch, there will be some great presentations honoring the distinctive women from Hawaii’s history. The presentations will be: • Opening ceremony by Farrington High School students and T Unique, a Samoan female vocal group • Daughters of Haumea: Ancient Women of Hawaiʻi, Native Hawaiian mythology hula presentation • Panel Discussion on ancient Hawaiian women’s relevance and influence on 21st century culture • Mormon Missionary Women in Hawaiʻi from 1851 to 1895, such as Princess Nahinu Kamehaokalani • Homage in Poems to Women in Transition by Filipina-American poets in recognition of October as Filipino American History Mont

Afternoon Session

After Lunch there will be another series of very interesting presentations, and they will include: • Hawaiʻi Women’s Suffrage Movement • Women of Action: Dora Moon and the Korean Women’s Relief Society • Public Health Nursing and Social Work in 20th-Century Hawaiʻi • Roe v. Wade: A Moral Debate, documentary film by youth historians from Ewa Makai Middle School • Film Profiles of Barbara F. Kawakami and Queenie Ventura Dowset

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