Mending in Ongoing Crisis: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Voices and COVID-19


In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified existing violence, precarity, and insecurity in the US, with disproportionate repercussions for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander (NHPI) peoples. As part of the A/P/A Voices: A COVID-19 Public Memory Project, NHPI roundtable participants from Tongva territory (Southern California), Hawaiʻi, and Osage territory (Arkansas) shared their experiences organizing with and responding to the needs of their communities during this time of intensifying crisis. Featuring Albious Latior (Northwest Arkansas Marshallese COVID-19 outreach coordinator), Tavae Samuelu (executive director, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities), and Kaina Quenga (founder, Nā ‘Ōiwi NYC). Project volunteer Crystal Mun-hye Baik (University of California, Riverside) moderates.

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