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  • Harvest McCampbell
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2013
      From: Corrina Gould <shellmoundwalk@...>

      WEDS MARCH 13,2013/ 5:00-7:00PM
      ETHNIC STUDIES LIBRARY, 30 Stephens Hall #2360
      University of California, Berkeley

      Pacific Islanders are an invisible population in the U.S. although they
      have migrated and built thriving communities here in the U.S. since the
      19th century. The dire state of their invisibility is revealed in their
      burgeoning and disproportionately high numbers in U.S. prisons. This
      roundtable is part of a series of conversations held in academia and in
      Pacific Islander communities that attempts to examine the dominant role of
      the prison industrial complex in
      shaping the lives of Pacific Islanders
      here in California. Moreover, this
      roundtable also examines the
      alternative methodologies that Indigenous Pacific Islander prisoner rights
      advocates utilize for creating healing with Pacific Islander prisoners and
      their families here in California.

      +MODERATOR: Prof. Pat Penn Hilden
      Professor Emerita in the Department of Ethnic Studies, Prof.Hilden has
      published four books and co-edited one essay collection as well as dozens
      of articles. The most recent book is "From a Red Zone: Critical
      Perspectives on Race, Politics, and Culture." Long active in prison
      abolition, she has been a volunteer teacher in two federal prisons in
      Arizona. She is now working on a book called "What Gone Wrong A-Mornin'
      Can't Come Right A-Evenin': Invasion, Incarceration, and Conquest in North
      America, 1620-Present."


      +Loa Niumeitolu: is a Spiritual Advisor and
      co-facilitator of the
      Islander Men's Support group at Solano Prison in California. She served in
      the 2007 Board of Directors at EPOCA, Ex-prisoners and Prisoners
      Organizing for Community Advancement, a prisoners'-and-their-families led
      prisoner advocacy organization in Worcester, Massachusetts and was part of
      the coordinating team for EPOCA's successful statewide campaign to "Ban
      the Box." In 2001, her work with young men at Decker Lake Youth
      Correctional Center in West Valley, Utah, helped to create their first
      Poetry Slams, and this led to her founding the "Under 21 Poetry Slam" at
      the Great Salt Lake Book Festival. Loa holds MA degrees in English and
      International Development.

      +Harrison Seuga was born in American Samoa and raised in Hawai'i and
      California. He is a graduating senior at San Francisco State University,
      with a major in Sociology. He received his AA degree from Patten
      University through the Prison
      University Project. He plans on attending
      graduate school towards a Master’s of Social Work/Welfare, with a focus on
      social justice issues and access to quality education for families and
      individuals adversely affected by contact with the Criminal Justice
      System. He has worked with at risk-youth’s for several years as a SQUIRES
      mentor and served as its Vice Chairman and Chairman in those intervening
      years. He is currently a mentor with the California Reentry Institute’s
      “Sharing the Truth with Youth”. He recently worked as an Addictions
      counselor at OPTIONS Recovery Services in Berkeley, working with adults
      addressing addictive behavior, life-skills and substance abuse.
      **Sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Library, American Indian Graduate
      Program (AIGP), Asian Pacific American Student Development & Pacific
      Islanders at Cal (Pacific Islanders Undergrad Club). This roundtable is
      part of a series of events
      organized for the ES 103 "Pacific Islanders in
      the U.S." course taught by Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu. These programs are free
      and open to the public. They aim to highlight the struggles of Indigenous
      Pacific Islander students here at the University of California Berkeley
      and their communities here in California.

      For more information, please contact:
      Ethnic Studies Librarian, Lillian Castillo-Speed <csl@...>
      Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu <fuifuilupe@...>

      Dinner will be served. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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