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Joseph Kaho`oluhi Nawaihikalani Opu`u, Hawaiian Reinaissance Mana Free Public Program

Posted on May 6, 2009 in Press Releases

The University of Hawai`i Center for Biographical Research and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center present a free public program on the life of Joseph Nawahi, respected lawyer, legislator, journalist, educator, artist, and chief advisor to Queen Lili`uokalani.

The program, scheduled on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., will feature a panel of Hawaiian History scholars and segments of a new PBS documentary exploring the life of Joseph Nawahi. Craig Howes, Director, University of Hawai`i Center for Biographical Research; Victoria Kneubuhl, writer playwright; Jonathan Osorio, Associate Professor, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies; and Kalena Silva, Director, Ka Haka `Ula O Ke`elikolani College of Hawaiian Language, will share the complex life of a remarkable Hawaiian man during a pivotal time in Hawaii’s history.

The program will be held at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, located in Ali`iolani Hale, 417 S. King Street, Honolulu. Reservations are required.

For reservations or more information, please call 539-4999, or email

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