Intergenerational Talk Story Project Screening at the OC Pacific Islander Festival

Below is a lovely layout explaining the talk story project that I have been working on for the last six months with Juliet McMullin and the Pacific Islander Health Partnership and sponsored by Cal Humanities.
The project recorded ten Pacific Island community perspectives on everything from growing food to improving intergenerational communication. The series will be screening at the 5th annual Orange County Pacific Islander Festival which is this weekend September 15th and 16th at Library Park in Huntington Beach.
Below you can see more information about the individuals and a little blurb about the experiences that they shared.
Pacific Islander Orange County Festival 2012 Talk Story Project
The short seven to twelve minute vignettes will screen repeatedly throughout the hour according to the schedule below. Feel free to stop in at the screening tent anytime to hear stories the community members who help pass down these island cultures.
10am – 11am
Aunty Sharon Ku`uipo Paulo (Kanaka Maoli)
Talks about her experiences building the Hawaiian civic clubs on the continent.
Uncle Lono Kollars (Kanaka Maoli)
Reflects on growing up hapa and how that has inspired his community service.
11am – 12pm
Uncle George and Aunty Greta Briand (Marshallese)
Tell of their favorite food from the island and how radiation has impacted their lives.
Aunty Faifua Vaifale and Marlena Vaifale (Samoan)
Talk about the importance of respect and the evolution of inter-generational communication.
12pm – 1pm
Aunty Linda Na Pero Pero Wishart (Maori)
Recites a poem remembering her Mother and Auntie and talks about perpetuating culture through dance.
Aunty Puanani Jung (Kanaka Maoli)
Shares her experiences on raising family and starting a halau hula away from the Hawaiian islands
1pm – 2pm
Uncle Sione Uipi and Esiteli Hafoka (Tongan)
Uncle shares his philosophies on hard work and Esiteli shares are that philosophy has passed the the next generation in the form of a genealogy project.
Uncle Steven Fifita (Tongan)
Remembers his Grandfather and how he taught him to garden.
2pm – 3pm
Uncle Chuck Maples (Kanaka Maoli)
Shares his fishing experiences growing up in Laie Malo`o
Uncle Thomas Kalama (Kanaka Maoli)
Talks about the importance of respect in his outrigger canoe club

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Vote for a new Maker’s Mark Coolhaus Ice Cream Flavor

Make it a Reality Maker's Ice Cream Sammies!

Make it a Reality Maker’s Ice Cream Sammies!

You love Maker’s Mark and you love ice cream right? So vote to make Christen Hepuakoa Marquez’s ice cream flavor Makers Mark Upside Down Cake Coolhaus’s first ever fan created flavor!
For your vote to count you have to click on “see previous comments” to expand the comments. At the top of the comment string you will see three flavor choices. The first is the Marker’s Mark Upside Down Cake. The winner will be determined by the most likes on the comment. You can vote for whatever flavor you like best, but seriously there’s nothing better than Marker’s?
Voting ends at midnight tonight (8-30-12) so click here right now Coolhaus Flavor Finalist’s post

To vote expand the comments section and click "like" next to the flavor you want to vote for

To vote expand the comments section and click “like” next to the flavor you want to vote for

Christen’s excited because the ice cream will be named after her, which is just another fun way to get Hawaiian names and language out into the world. Like her documentary E Haku Inoa.

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Pacifica Living Arts Showcase in Long Beach, CA

This weekend long event the first week of May is going to be a lot of fun there will be poi pounding workshops, fish net throwing, and tatau (tatoo) demonstrations. Including an artist who was featured in this film Skin Stories. The film will also be showing all weekend at the museum which is really exciting.
PasifikaLivingArtsShowcase_Invite to Send

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