Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa Press Release
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa will conduct a workshop at Kalaniana`ole Hall Aug. 17 as a part of a series of statewide presentations to help families learn more about their Kalaupapa ancestors and present a preview of the names that will be inscribed on the Kalaupapa Memorial.
The ‘Ohana will make a public presentation at the hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The ‘Ohana has compiled the names of more than 7,000 people who were sent to Kalaupapa along with related information. Families are invited to bring their ancestors’ names to the workshops where ‘Ohana representatives will be available to conduct research and ensure that their relative’s name is on the list for the Memorial.
“We hope family members and descendants of the people of Kalaupapa will come to these workshops so they can learn more about their kupuna and become involved with Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa,” said ‘Ohana President Clarence “Boogie” Kahilihiwa.
The series of workshops will begin at Kalaupapa on Aug. 8 with a blessing of the names.
Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa is a nonprofit organization made up of Kalaupapa residents, family members/descendants and friends.
The workshops are being made possible by a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
For more information, contact ‘Ohana Coordinator Valerie Monson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-573-2746. The ‘Ohana website is www.kalaupapaohana.org. If you are unable to attend the workshops, please contact the ‘Ohana for help finding information about your Kalaupapa ancestor or ancestors.
The complete schedule:
August 8 – Kalaupapa: McVeigh Hall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
August 10 – Big Island: Hilo Palace Theater, 38 Haili Street, Hilo, 11 a.m.-noon; 7-9 p.m.
August 11 – Big Island: Papa Mu Gallery, Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 12 – Kauai: Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha, 8135 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 13 – Kauai: Hawaiian Studies classroom, Kauai Community College, Lihue, 1-4 p.m.
August 15 – Maui: Paukukalo Community Center, 657 Kaumuali`i Street, Wailuku, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 16 – Maui: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Highway, Keokea, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 17 – Molokai: Kalaniana`ole Hall, Kalamaula, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
August 23-25 – Honolulu: Conference for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Hawaii Convention Center.
Lanai: To be announced