LEADERSHIP AND SUST-ʻĀINA-BILITY
Agriculture and aquaculture are the roots of sustainability. Western contact was the cause of a lot changes in Hawaiʻi’s because it introduced a new economic system that strayed from the traditional sustainable system. The United States, through its imperialistic ventures, colonized Hawaiʻi and created a western economy which now depends upon money and consumer capitalism, a system which creates wealth inequalities. The problem is that Hawaiʻi is no longer self-sustainable similar to many other places around the world.
The Truth of Black Identity and American Justice
Rogue River Room
This Workshop will explore what it means to be black in America today as identified by People of Color and the larger white community. Identity is a complex intersection of race, class and geography, says Tufts sociologist Orly Clerge. According to Eugene Robinson in “Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America,” there is no longer one unified Black community in America to speak out against social injustice born by People of Color, especially within the urban cities. “Black identity” is still founded upon over 350 years of stereotypes defined by White British Colonists of the 17th and 18th Centuries, by Southern Slave owners of the 19th Century, and by 20th Century Post Civil War Jim Crow segregationists. Even today, as one community chants Black Lives Matter, another points to gangs and violence. Our panel along with the audience will discuss these issues from differing perspectives.
Kyndra Laughery and McKenna O’Dougherty
Interactive Ally Strategies for Sexual Wellness Education
In this session, participants will learn about a debuting class at SOU, Strategies for Sexual Wellness and Education, which will focus on sexual wellness through the lens of cultural impacts, sexual violence prevention and peer education strategies. Participants will explore different modes of bystander intervention and engage in a segment of the class curriculum: interactive theater exercises which explore the role of the bystander in unjust situations.