Presented by ʻAha Aloha Aina and the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Cosponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
All are invited to participate in a kanikapila (impromptu jam session) featuring music by Liko Martin & Laulani Teale, Leon Siu & Malia Elliot, and special guests. The program will also feature remarks from experts on Hawaiian history and leaders calling for the full independence of Hawai’i.
Liko Martin & Laulani Teale are traveling, as Queen Lili’uokalani did, from Hawai’i to San Francisco to Washington DC (via New York City) to refile the Queen’s “red ribbon” letter, which she delivered in person in 1897 to protest the US occupation of Hawai’i. One hundred nineteen years later, Martin and Teale join us in New York to share this history and the important work being done to decolonize and demilitarize Hawai’i. Learn more about their journey here.
This event is being hosted in conjunction with the June 5 arrival of the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a to New York City—Lenape Territory—as a part of its worldwide voyage called Mālama Honua (to care for our earth). Learn more about the worldwide voyage and related NYC programs and events.