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‘Imiloa ʻImiākea Sheds Light on Millennial View of Mauna Kea

April 8, 2016, 4:02 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:47 PM
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Haleʻōlelo, (home of) UHH’s Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian Language College. Courtesy photo.

Haleʻōlelo, (home of) UHH’s Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian Language College. Courtesy photo.

A new ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center series, ʻImiākea, will aim to expand the understanding of Mauna Kea’s representation through the eyes of the millennial generation.

The next session in the series will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This free community event will be located at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Hawaiian Language and will feature an evening of interactive dialogue as a panel of Hawaiian immersion graduates talk about balancing tradition and technology.

Like the 92 million others in their generation, millennials have come of age during a time of rapid technological growth and change, ‘Imiloa noted in a release. “Thus, innovation and development are not goals for their future; they are givens. Strategizing and navigating the transformation necessary to our future livelihood lies in the hands of these ‘change agents’.”

“ʻImiloa is about bringing people, ideals, and different perspectives together to learn from each other in a uniquely Hawaiian way,”  said Kaʻiu Kimura, Executive Director of ‘Imiloa. “The vision for ʻImiloa as a bi-lingual informal science center was born from the same Hawaiian language revitalization movement that these young adults participated in. They are now well into their careers, from advocates and cultural advisors to development consultants and educators; all of them community leaders in their own ways. We are excited to spend this time with them and gain insight to their thoughts on the change and innovation critical to Hawaiʻi’s future.”

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This event will be located at Haleʻōlelo, Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, the Hawaiian Language College’s building, in the Lumi Pāhiahia Haleʻōlelo, which is located just down Nowelo Street from ‘Imiloa, towards UH-Hilo’s main campus.

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