XCultural Conflicts Project [XC]2
Exploring Cross-Cultural Conflicts Project, or
the [XC]2 Project, is an initiative within the
Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS)
dedicated to promoting engaged dialogue and debate
around the topics of race, culture and ethnicity.
We are especially interested in exploring the
political and ethical underpinnings and contexts
of the belief systems in which these ideas are
couched and promoted.
The University community and experiences, influence
the community-at-large, directly and indirectly,
through its production of ideas, works and graduates.
In turn, competing societal and community interests
provides the defining contexts for the University.
interplay of these historic, geographic and social
contexts of the University provide the initial
contexts for envisioning and presenting Project
topics and issues.
conceives and conducts a variety of programs and
activities addressing multicultural issues in
the university and in our community. While the
design elements of each program or activity are
unique, depending on specific community and individual
needs or circumstances, the underlying objective
that binds all programs and activities together
is to encourage the pursuit of higher education
among underserved communities.
recent years, OMSS has become more active in building
collaborative, community-based programs and activities.
This shift in emphasis away from university-based
activities allows for increased utilization of
university resources by the community as well
as increased participation by university personnel
in community outreach activities. The goal is
demystify some of the social and communicative
barriers individuals from the university and the
community have of each other.
Charles Holt performed his one-person dramatization
of Richard Wright's autobiography, Black Boy.
Adopted for the stage by Wynn Handman (American
Place Theatre), Black Boy challenged the audience
into examining or re-examining its own thinking
and beliefs about race relations in the U.S. Black
Boy was performed on July 1, 2005, at Paliku Theatre
(Windward Community College).
PDF copy of Black Boy program.[click
Nations Association (UNA)
the United Nations Association-Hawaii Chapter,
OMSS has co-sponsored selected features from the
Association Film Festival.
Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes
Farming the Seas
A Great Wonder: Lost Children of Sudan
PDF copy of event flyer.[click
Empty Oceans, Empty Nets (Indonesia/Italy/Senegal/USA)
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey (USA)
In the Light of Reverence (USA)
copy of event flyer.[click
Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH)
has colloborated with FAHSOH in numerous activities
over the past three decades. Recent collaborations
include the following:
Documenting Filipino Lives in Hawaii (forum)
The Legacy of Filipino Plantation Workers in Hawaii
2006 Filipino American National Historical Society
Conference (June 29-July1) [download
Call for Papers]
American Citizens League - Honolulu Chapter (JACL-Honolulu)
the past several years OMSS has co-sponsored several
JACL Day of Remembrance (DOR) events. DOR events
commemorate the Executive Order 9066, issued by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19,
1942, which led to the mass exclusion of all Japanese
Americans on the West Coast and their subsequent
internment in American style concentration camps.
Screening of Yuri Kochiyama
Yuri Kochiyama and Saleem Ahmed, speakers
Screening of Tribute and Remembrance: Asian
Americans After 9/11
Vicky Shu, speaker
From “Military Necessity” to “National Interest”:
From EO 9066 to the Patriot Act (Forum)
Chris Iijima and Hakim Ouansafi, Panels
Rough-cut screening of Hidden Internment: The
Art Shibayama Story
Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese
Americans Obtained Redress
Mitchell Maki, author and speaker
Poetry readings by from Poets Behind Barbed
Martin Romauldez and Bishop Yoshiaki Fujitani,
more information about [XC]2 projects, please
contact Clement Bautista via email
or by calling 956-7348.
Programs: College Recruitment
Kule'a Program Future
Techers Workshop Together
In Excellence Bin-I Project
Filipino Community Network
Student Organization for Leadership,
Justice and Advocacy
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