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Learn About Hawaiian Language at Volcano Art Center

April 30, 2017, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated April 18, 1:09 PM
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ʻĀlika Guerrero. Courtesy photo.

Volcano Art Center will present “An Evening of Hawaiian Language” with University of Hawai‘i at Hilo instructor ʻĀlika Guerrero on Thursday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Guerrero will discuss the importance of perpetuating the Hawaiian language and will present an overview of Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, a series of beginning Hawaiian language classes slated for July at Volcano Art Center.

This informative, engaging presentation will offer a unique opportunity for the community to learn more about the rich Hawaiian language, and to ask any questions about the upcoming class series.

The evening’s theme is ʻO ka ʻŌlelo ke Kaʻā o ka Mauli, translated to “Language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity.”

Discover how the advocacy of the Hawaiian culture and language benefits all of Hawai‘i’s people.

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This presentation is free; however, donations are welcome.

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Guerrero will teach Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, an eight-week series every Friday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning July 14.

This basics class will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar and sentence structure.

For more information, contact Volcano Art Center at (808) 967- 8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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Guerrero holds a B.A. in Hawaiian studies, history and anthropology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and is currently pursuing his M.A. in Hawaiian language and literature.

He has taught community Hawaiian language courses for three years.

This evening is part of a once-a- month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment.  The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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