Navy Region Hawai‘i, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
and Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities
in cooperation with the Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History
Professional Development Seminar as

part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Leadership Models from the History of Hawai‘i

Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Makai Recreation Center, Building # 1859 McChord Street, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

11:30a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony
Hawaiian language greeting, Co-Emcee K-Cee Mahina Choy-Ellis, senior, Kamehameha Schools - Kapālama High School
Samoan language greeting, Co-Emcee Meghan Ofalilio, senior, Farrington High School
National Anthem and Hawai‘i Pono‘ī, vocalists SrA Devin Rivas-Martin, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Hawai‘i and Farrington High School students' Gataiala Mailealo and Nina Pascua
Opening Comments, Col. Eva S. Jenkins, USAF, Ph.D., Commander, 692d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group

11:40 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Queen Kapi‘olani [1834-1899]
Queen Kapi‘olani was an advocate for patients afflicted with leprosy (Hansen's Disease) who used her considerable fundraising skills and royal status to assist patients. The Native Hawaiians were significantly impacted by the outbreak of this foreign disease, as they made up 98% of the leprosy patients in 1880. At a time when the Kingdom of Hawai‘i exiled those with leprosy to prevent the spread of the disease, the Queen visited these patients in their homes at the remote settlements of Kalaupapa peninsula on Moloka‘i in 1884. In the months following her visit she sent care packages to nearly all the patients and raised the necessary funds to establish the Kapi‘olani Home for Girls of leprous parents in Kaka‘ako, O‘ahu, which was dedicated in 1885.
Presenter: Colette Higgins, Professor of History, Arts & Humanities Department Chair, Kapi‘olani Community College

12:00 p.m.-12:25 p.m. Hawaiian Letter Writing Woman: Queen Emma [1836-1885]
Dramatic performance of selected political and personal letters between Queen Emma and her cousin, from News from Moloka‘i, Letters between Peter Kaeo & Queen Emma, 1873-1876. The letters also explored in the context of the history of Kalaupapa, Moloka'i and late 19th century letter writing.
Presenters: Craig Howes, Ph.D., Director, Center for Biographical Research, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Playwright and Novelist and actor Wil Kahele

12:25 p.m.-12:40 p.m. Yeiko Mizobe So [1865-1932]: Immigrant Women's Tale of Turmoil.
Ms. So's establishment of the Japanese Women's Home for abused picture brides that served 700 women of Japanese and Korean ethnicity over its 10 years on Alapai Street, Honolulu (1895-1905).
Presenter: Kelli Y. Nakamura, Ph.D., History Instructor, Kapi'olani Community College

12:40 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Acknowledgments by Jamie Conway, Director and Founder, Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program, and announcement of the 7th Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program on August 25, 2013.

12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Dora Moon and the Korean Women's Relief Society of WWII Hawai‘i.
Ms. Moon was a pivotal organizer of a modern Korean women's movement in the Territory of Hawai‘i responding to the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula. Following the "March 1st Movement" in Korea in 1919, which resulted in scores of Koreans killed, beaten, or arrested by Japanese military authorities, Moon organized Hawai‘i's Korean women in social activism by forming the Korean Women's Relief Society whose activities and convictions supported women and children in occupied Korea throughout WWII.
Presenter: Julie Rancilio, Ph.D. candidate, Assistant Professor of History Kapi'olani Community College

1:00 p.m.-1:25 p.m. Embracing and celebrating Filipino heritage while in service to the Nation.
Presenters: Rear Admiral Raquel Bono, Command Surgeon, US Pacific Command with Command Master Chief Marc F. Sibal, Region Command Master Chief, Navy Region Hawai‘i

1:30 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Closing
History book door prize winner announcement, emcee
Closing song, What Aloha Means, with Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame member Noelani Māhoe