Scholars to Discuss "Role of Hawaiian Men"

For Immediate Release

July 22, 2010

Scholars to Discuss “Role of Hawaiian Men”

Honolulu, HI – In the second of a series of special programs honoring Ku, Bishop Museum presents a panel discussion, Ku Rising: The Roles and Responsibilities of Hawaiian Men Today. This discussion will feature three cultural practitioners and scholars: Tom Kaulukukui, Keawe Kaholokula, and Ty Kawika Tengan.

The event takes place on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Museum’s Atrium. Following the lecture, guests will view the exhibition, E Ku Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Ku Images. The historic exhibition brings together the last of the great Ku images in the world. It’s on display in Hawaiian Hall now till October 4, 2010.

The exhibit is supported in part with funds from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Hawai’i Tourism Authority, and Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Project.

“The return of the two Ku images that departed Hawaii over 150 years ago leads us to reconsider the place of Hawaiian men in society today,” said Tengan. “Kanaka men are active, awake and energetic.”

What:  Ku Rising: The Roles and Responsibilities of Hawaiian Men Today

A panel discussion with Tom Kaulukukui, Keawe Kaholokula, Ty Kawika Tengan

When:  Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Bishop Museum, Atrium

Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please call 848-4190.

This lecture is part of a monthly lecture series, sponsored by the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities, and the Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations project, which is supported by the US Department of Education.