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Doctor to Present Talk on Community Advocacy

June 8, 2016, 12:48 PM HST
* Updated June 8, 12:52 PM
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aA free brown-bag lunch talk—”T-Shirts, Banners and Badges, Reflections on Community Advocacy and Intractability in Hawai’i”—will be presented by Dr. Gregory Chun, Ph.D., on Thursday, June 16, 2016, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in Hilo.

Why do we get stuck in so many of our community conversations? Why is there a growing trend towards people taking nonnegotiable positions in sometimes controversial issues?

“I want to help those working in advocacy, development, conflict resolution, community and government with historical, cultural, and social factors that I feel contribute to this intractability and introduce strategies to consider,” Dr. Chun said.

Dr. Chun has lived and worked on Hawai‘i Island since 1999, serving in positions with Parker Ranch, Kamehameha Investment Corporation and Kamehameha Schools.

Currently with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, he is developing a program of interdisciplinary studies that includes resource management, community development and well-being, with a particular focus on serving Native Hawaiians and underserved communities.

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Walk-ins are welcome to the brown-bag talk.

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The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney is located at 655 Kīlauea Ave.

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