The Real Native Hawaiian Story We Don’t Know
May 6, 2013
Hosted by Sharon E. Davis
Hawaii is often referred to as ‘Paradise’. Popular cultural images come to mind of beautiful people, beautiful water, and beautiful land. Everyone speaks a little Hawaiian, right? Aloha. Luau. Much of the economy of Hawaii rests upon the allure of these spectacular images and messages. Hawaii was colonized. The first contact was brutal for this population. Hawaii became a state in 1959. How did the Kingdom of Hawaii suddenly become a state? Is there another Hawaii with a similar story to mainland Native Americans? Was it illegal to speak Hawaiian, do the Hula, and even surf? How are Native Hawaiians fairing today? Can it be true that incarceration, health, and education rates of Native Hawaiian are disproportionate? Is there a part of Hawaii that is ‘Paradise Lost’? Join Dr. Frank Bailey (Kama`ipi`iali`i), Professor of History at Chaminade University in Hawaii. Find out why his traveling history exhibit may spark the 2nd renaissance for the future of vulnerable Hawaiian children.
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Everyday, racial tensions grow. More people want a life free from hate and disparities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, etc., but don’t know how to sort it out or where to go. We bring experts and notables to engage with you on real life and living in this journey. Learn insights and information you can use to help relieve the pain, shame, anxiety, pressure, and hear some of the best thoughts and views available today. We create a safe and loving environment to help heal the human heart from racial conditioning. It starts with our belief in the Oneness of Humankind. We erroneously learned our way into racism, and we will intentionally learn our way out. We believe it! All races and cultures have work to do. Be one of millions that strive for a world where OUR Human Family can LIVE the Oneness of Humankind, and are free from racial conditioning.
Sharon E. Davis
Sharon is a founding member of the Institute for Healing of Racism in 1987. She has conducted International Dialogue Racism sessions in Mmabato, South Africa, and facilitated a Public Seminar on Cultural and Tribal Unity in Gabaronne, Botswana, and conflict resolution in China. She was interviewed by McNeil/Lehrer Newshour for the “Healing Racism in America” segment.
Sharon served as an International Institute and U.S Immigration Services speaker and MC at Swearing-in Ceremonies for new Americans, a regular TV panelist on “Interfaith Odyssey”, and Advisor and former Executive Director at the National Resource Center for Racial Healing which included being a Project Advisor – Diversity for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Saturn Titan Mission.
Whether Sharon is speaking to a boardroom full of executives or a group of seminar participants in South Africa, she applies her professional experiences and formal training to implement cultural change. Sharon has received numerous awards for her work in helping people unite including Spiritual Midwife of the Millennium Award for Cultural Diversity, one of six “Most Influential Black Women Entrepreneurs in Metro Detroit”, “Diversity Champion’s Honor Role” Birmingham Bloomfield Multiracial Community Council, the Houston, Texas Peace Award for Inter-group Understanding, and the TWIN award as one of 29 Outstanding Professional Women in Business and Industry. She has been quoted in several media publications.