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A Digital Exhibit of Filipina/x in Hawaiʻi

From October 19 to November 30, 2021, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hamilton Library first floor Bridge Gallery is featuring “Filipina/x in Hawaiʻi: Our Movements, Archives, & Memories,”  in observance of Filipino American History month. To visit this exhibit in person, public patrons must submit a research appointment on this form; enrolled UH students and working staff and faculty must show their UH ID card at the door. For those who are unable to visit the library, this information provides access to some of the digitized items featured in the exhibit.

This exhibit features Urban Babaylan, a Filipina/x community group based on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, that has committed to decolonization by responding to Indigenous movements in Hawai’i and in the Philippines. Members of Urban Babaylan mentored other community members to continue this work, leading to the creation of Women’s Voices, Women Speak (WVWS), Decolonial Pin@ys, among many organizations.

Read more about the herstory of the Urban Babaylan on eVols. View a Talk Story recording of exhibit contributors discussing the co-founding of these groups, the rhizomatic community organizing with Kanaka Maoli, Oceanic, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized community movements for decolonization and demilitarization, as well as articulating aspirations for education in Hawai’i, the Philippines, and internationally.

This exhibit offers some community-based and scholarly Filipin@/x diasporic research and dialogue with Kanaka Maoli principles and practices of living Aloha ʻĀina.

For more information, go here