'EWC Insights' on ThinkTech: Dr. Akiemi Glenn on Blackness in the Pacific


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When: Jun 9 2020 - 2:00pm until Jun 9 2020 - 2:30pm
Where: Online

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All past EWC Insights episodes are available to watch on demand at EastWestCenter.org/Insights.

Join us on June 9 for East-West Center Insights. This week EWC Vice President Karena Lyons will be talking with Dr. Akiemi Glenn about Pacific language, diaspora, race, and blackness in the Pacific.

Dr. Akiemi Glenn is a Honolulu-based nonprofit leader, curator, and systems-oriented qualitative researcher. She holds an MA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a BA in linguistics from New York University. Dr. Glenn works at the intersection of rich vectors of change and resilience in education, the arts, and cultural programming. Her linguistics research is focused on identity in language revitalization in Tokelau communities in Hawai’i and across the Pacific. She is a co-founder of Hawai’i Strategy Lab, a research and data access endeavor that democratizes research. She is also the founder and executive director of the Pōpolo Project, an organization that explores concepts of culture, race, and belonging in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region. Under Dr. Glennʻs leadership and curatorial direction, the Pōpolo Project challenges how we understand the convergence of African and Pacific diasporas in Hawai‘i by offering cultural and educational programming that specifically reframes histories of colonialism and resistance, connections to land, cultural and artistic practice, and the visibility of Black people in the Pacific region.

East-West Center Insights is a bi-weekly program broadcast via ThinkTech Hawaii.

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