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ES 338

Journey through the living history of social movements in Hawaiʻi…

ES 381: Social Movements in Hawaiʻi

Summer 1 (online)

What do Indigenous movements for sovereignty mean in this multi-ethnic, global place of Hawaiʻi? What ideas on decolonization can you offer in discussions about self-determination in Hawaiʻi?

This course will introduce you to Hawaiʻiʻs living history of Kanaka ʻŌiwi, Immigrant Labor, Feminist, LGBTQ, Demilitarization/Peace, Decolonization, and Sustainability social movements, and how they shape the future of this place. Additionally, youʻll have an opportunity to research and communicate about a movement in Hawaiʻi that you care about.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DS, ETH, HAP, WI

About the Instructor
Dr. Ellen-Rae Cachola teaches at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa Department of Ethnic Studies and is the Evening Supervisor and Archives Manager at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library. Trained in Political Science, Cultural Anthropology and Information Studies, Dr. Ellen provides a global viewpoint on the modern history of Hawaiʻi, while teaching practical skill sets for action. For over a decade, she has organized in and written about women-led social movements in the Pacific region. Find her writings in Foreign Policy in Focus, Peace Review, and Feral Feminisms.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 21 – June 29, 2018
  • Summer 2
    July 2 – August 10, 2018
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 21 – August 10, 2018

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 13
    UHM Continuing
    March 14
    New or Visiting
    March 20

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221