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Spring 2020 Diversity Speaker Series Presents: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (Kumu Hina)

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, a staunch warrior for her islands and her people, continues to advocate for Native Hawaiian issues spanning the politics, culture, language and history of her home. Hinaleimoana remains dedicated to educating and empowering her community for the last three decades.  Her life is her career and she currently devotes her time to teaching Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander men in incarceration in Hawaii.  Hina is serving in her 11th  year of service to the community in her role as Chairperson and Kona moku representative for the Oahu Island Burial Council.  She previously taught for 13 years at Halau Lokahi PCS, Hawaiian cultural based charter school and served as the school’s Director of Culture. 

Prior to working with K-12 aged youth, Hinaleimoana worked directly within the sphere of the LGBT community as one of three pioneer transgender women in Community Outreach focusing on HIV/AIDS Preventiion and Education.  Hinaleimoana is a fluent speaker of her language as well as other Polynesian dialects including Tongan, Samoan and Tahitian.  Hina has earned the respect and love of her people by persevering in her efforts to always be a role model and earnest representative of the Kanaka of Hawaii.       

Please join for this event which will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm in the Campus Center Theatre (Lower Level)

Free Parking for IUPUI Guests Using the Vermont Street Garage
Validations Provided in Campus Center Theatre

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