Hoʻokele 2020: Schedule
Hoʻokele Naʻauao 2020 will take place virtually, with all presentations taking place as webinars on Zoom. Click on the buttons below to register for individual presentations. Confirmation and reminder emails will be sent directly to registrants.
Monday, November 9, 2020
Sandra Littletree, "Breathing Life into the Circles: Communities, Knowledge, and Action"
Sofia Leung, "Knowledge Justice"
This talk will examine the concept of knowledge as a core component of library and information studies (LIS) through the lens of Critical Race Theory (CRT). The following questions will be used to explore the responsibility LIS has to the so-called “public good.” What power and agency do library and archive workers have over knowledge? How has LIS created and maintained systems of oppression such as White supremacy, colonialism, and racism? How does this impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities? Why is the experiential knowledge of BIPOC critical to imagining and building liberatory futures? What would it truly mean to decolonize our libraries? And finally, what is our obligation to ourselves and our communities to disrupt and destroy the systems of oppression within LIS?
Conversations on Hawaiian Librarianship
This session will feature conversations with a spectrum of practitioners of Hawaiian librarianship: Keahiahi Long (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa), Michiko Joseph (University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu), Erica Dias (Kapiʻolani Community College), and Shavonn Matsuda (University of Hawaiʻi at Maui College). Presenters will share about their work advancing Hawaiian librarianship, developing Hawaiian cultural competency curriculum, and creating a Hawaiian knowledge organization system.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Western based models often begin with the premise that a community has a problem. But an Indigenous model says we have the answers, they are carried in our stories, our land and our DNA. At the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI), the only research, epidemiology and evaluation institute in the US focused on the urban dwelling Indigenous population, we recognize data gathering as ancestral practice. How we implement that is based on our responsibility as an Indigenous organization that is working to reclaim and rebuild these ancestral practices. Our elders have told us that only when our cultural knowledge is incorporated and valued will we see healthy future generations. This framework defies and resists the impacts of historical trauma, instead it moves us into historical healing which gathers the pieces broken by historical trauma and stitches them back together in bold, beautiful, intricate patterns of strength and resiliency woven on the fabric of our culture. Resiliency isn’t just about survival, resiliency is about love, it’s about building and supporting, in our resiliency we see the character of our community and through decolonizing data we can tell this strength-based story. This presentation will tell the story of our organization’s journey to building and implementing an decolonizing data framework built on Indigenous values as we measure the impact of our local, regional and national projects. Together we will build a world where love, compassion, gratitude and reciprocity are more than ideals, instead they are every action.
Lessa Kananiʻopua Pelayo-Lozada
As a continent born and raised kānaka maoli, Lessa Kananiʻopua Pelayo-Lozada will share her manaʻo about infusing Hawaiian culture and values into her identity as a librarian and library worker. She will share stories of looking for and creating a professional community of support. She will also share the challenges and successes as the first Pacific Islander president and Executive Director of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association and first Pacific Islander Executive Board Member of the American Library Association.