Humanities Event

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Join us for a panel discussion program of recognized humanities scholars, organized around the presentation of "My Name is Opukahaia," a one-person play written by Moses Goods that sets the story of Opukahaia into a narrative of Hawaiian agency. This story, historically used in New England by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to recruit missionaries and provide funding for the mission to the Sandwich Islands, is at its core, a Hawaiian story. As the first Hawaiian Christian, today he is the subject of an intense debate about his role in Hawaii's history.