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West Maui Speakers Series begins Feb. 22 with Kealoha Pisciotta

February 22, 2018
Lahaina News

LAHAINA - The 2018 West Maui Speakers Series will hold its first lecture this year at Na 'Aikane O Maui Cultural Center (560-A Front St.).

Kealoha Pisciotta, president of Mauna Kea Ainana Hou, will present the first lecture, "Mauna Kea The Temple: Protecting Sacred Sites," on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; food will be provided.

The 2018 series will feature off-island scholars and innovators and their research and work around Hawaii. Major funding has been provided by the HK West Maui Community Fund and is co-sponsored by the Na 'Aikane O Maui Cultural Center, the series host, and the Ku'e Petition Hui.

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Kealoha Pisciotta, president of Mauna Kea Ainana Hou, will present the first lecture, “Mauna Kea – The Temple: Protecting Sacred Sites,” on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m.

Scholars will be talking on everything from Hawaiian archaeology to zoology.

The second lecture will be presented by Dr. Ronald Williams, president of the Hawaiian Historical Society, on March 8 entitled "Kaulana Na Pua: Claiming Space for the Histories of Past Po'e Aloha ?'Aina Lahaina."

The series will feature a public lecture monthly at the Na 'Aikane O Maui Cultural Center on the third Thursday of every month (except March).

Other scholars include Dr. Donovan Preza, Dr. Kim Compoc, Dr. Willy Kauai, Narissa Spies, Dr. Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua, Dr. Noelani Arista, Dr. Kahikina de Silva and Dr. Kekuewa Kikiloi.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Public lectures begin at 6 p.m. Dinner or heavy pupus will be served.

 
 

 

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