Discover the living histories of social movements in Hawai‘i…

About the Instructor

Dr. Ellen-Rae Cachola teaches at the University of Hawaiʻi at 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 Library, Archives, and Information Studies, Dr. Ellen provides a global viewpoint on the modern history of Hawaiʻi, while teaching practical skill sets for action. For almost two decades, she has organized and written about women-led social movements in the Pacific region. Find her writings in Foreign Policy in Focus, Peace Review, Feral Feminisms, and DeTours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaiʻi.

For inquiries: email ellenrae@hawaii.edu

Summer 2 (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 Hawaiʻi’s living history of Kanaka ʻŌiwi, Immigrant, Labor, Feminist, LGBTQIA+, Demilitarization/Peace, Decolonization and Sustainability social movements, and how they shape the future of this place.

This class will give you an opportunity to research a social movement organization in Hawaiʻi that you care about, and put it in conversation with the living histories of social movements in Hawaiʻi.

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

Updated 12/01/2021