3rdAnnual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program
He Ho‘olaule‘a No Nā Mo‘olelo o Nā Wāhine, A Celebration of Women's History

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Program Sponsors:

Title and Presenting Sponsor

Hawaii Council for the Humanties

Associate Sponsor

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Volunteer Sponsor:

photo credits:
Jeff Widener

2009 Program
Hawai‘i Convention Center's Theater 310
at the Jean Charlot Courtyard, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Morning Presentations

Administrative Announcements by Emcee Raine Arndt
Welcome by Dr. Warren S. Nishimoto, Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
Welcome by Michael W.H. Pili Pang, Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts
Opening Chant by Heidi Hayes of Hālau ā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu and the 35th King Kamehameha Hula Competition-1st in Chant Division

Missionary Women of Words: Hawaiian Language, Learning, and Literacy (1820 - 1863)
Presenter: Senior Curator Elizabeth Nosek
Sponsor: Mission Houses Museum

Hawaiian Women of Words: educational and cultural efforts of Mō‘ī wahine Keōpū olani [1778-1823], Kuhina Nui Kekāuluohi [1794-1845]; Virginia Kepo‘oloku Po‘omaikelani [1838- 1895], and Emma Metcalf Beckley Nakuina [1847-1929]
Presenter: Kau‘i P. Sai-Dudoit, Ho‘olaupa‘i: Hawaiian Resource Project
Sponsor: Bishop Museum

Yeiko Mizobe So [1865-1932]: Established and managed the Japanese Women's Home for abused picture brides that served 700 women over its 10 years on Alapai Street, Honolulu (1895-1905)
Presenter: Kelli Y. Nakamura, Ph.D., History Lecturer, Kapi‘olani Community College
Sponsor: Kapi‘olani Community College

Equestrian Women: riders of the 1800s and the development of Pā‘ū Riding Units (1800s-1915)
Presenters: Toni Lee, BJ Allen, and Shirley Brenner
Sponsor: Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club

2009 Hawai‘i History Day projects on the topic of Women in the history of Hawai‘i:

Sponsor: Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities' Hawai‘i History Day Program

Catered Lunch by Hawai‘i Convention Center

Afternoon Presentations
Afternoon Emcee: Noelani Mahoe

Remembering the Cultural Treasures of Hawai‘i who've passed in the last 12 months:

Presenter: Emcee Noelani Mahoe
Sponsor: Event Committee

Hawaiian Storytelling Tradition Ha‘i Mo‘olelo
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop [1831-1884]: A legacy for Hawai‘i

Presenter: Thomas C. Cummings, Jr., Cultural Educator
Sponsor: Bishop Museum

Mary Mikahala Robinson Foster [1844-1930]: Buddhist, spiritualist, recipient of a Bo tree cutting from the cherished tree in India, botanical gardens benefactor in Honolulu
Presenters: Craig Howes, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biographical Research, UH at Mānoa; Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Playwright and Novelist; Patricia Lee Masters, Ph.D., UH West O'ahu
Sponsor: Hawaiian Historical Society

Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham [1943-1995] University of Hawai‘i trained anthropologist, artisan micro-lending pioneer in Indonesia, Pakistan & Kenya, and mother to President Barack Obama
Presenter: Dr. Alice G. Dewey, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology
Sponsor: Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Acknowledgments by Jamie Conway, Event Coordinator and Founder

Georgia O'Keeffe [1887-1986] The Hawaiian Paintings - Hawai‘i encounters & inspiration for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (Dole Co.) 1939 project, impacting the visual arts and popular culture (Hawai‘i stay Feb. 8- Apr. 14, 1939)
Presenter: Erin Mālie Boll, Curatorial Assistant
Sponsor: Honolulu Academy of Arts

Featured Female Hawai‘i Film Artist: Lisa Altieri Sosa
Screening of Ma Ka Malu Ali‘i: the Legacy of Hawai‘i's Ali‘i (2007) Directed by Lisa Altieri Sosa
The Hawaiian leaders of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the charitable institutions they established:

Closing Chanter Ka‘ala Estores Pacheco, 11th grader, Kamehameha Schools; Program Evaluation turn-in