Today represents the 120th anniversary of the overthrow of the lawful Hawaiian government. The Hawaiian sovereignty movement still moves forward politically through the reinstated government and through education, such as the Alu Like-sponsored event going on today.
The Alu Like Native Hawaiian library is sponsoring an open house and event, “Ua Mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Endures” today from 4–6 p.m. The library is located on the hill behind Lanikeha and the Hoolehua Fire Station.
Guest speaker Dr. David Keanu Sai will offer a Powerpoint presentation from 5-6 p.m. that will revisit the history of the 120 years since the overthrow of the Hawaiian government.
The presentation will be based on historical documents intended to educate the public. (Views expressed by the speaker do not represent the views of Alu Like’s Native Hawaiian library.)
The event is open to the public and provides informational services to Native Hawaiians and others interested in the history, culture and contributions of Native Hawaiians. Help with genealogy is available as is WiFi access. Pupus, music and free giveaways will also take place at the event.
The library is open during limited hours. For more information, call K. Nani Kawa`a at 285-4548 or 560-5466.