Opening Remarks by Executive Director Aiko Yamashiro at the 2019 National Humanities Conference in Honolulu.
“I want to make you a lei.

A lei is a story about a place and a person. Each flower and material has a meaning. A personal meaning, a historical meaning. Who taught you and why. Who you make it for and why. The intention of that time and energy. The gratitude. The vulnerability and warmth of physical connection when you give a lei. The history and the story and the culture and the practice is what turns a plant and hands into a lei.” #frontpage

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We are in the process of revamping our website. We are so excited to bring you engaging and innovative humanities programming in our new digital space in 2020.

HCH Grants Program provides funding to individuals, as well as nonprofit organizations and institutions, for humanities-based projects that offer Hawai‘i audiences the opportunity to experience how the humanities can add new and balanced approaches to think critically about current and historical issues.
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Hawai‘i History Day
Hawai‘i History Day, an affiliate of National History Day, is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history with a theme-based, research-centered model for history and civics education in grades 4 through 12.
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Try Think and Reading and Discussion Programs
Try Think is our new discussion and community building program. Motheread/Fatheread© is a nationally acclaimed family literacy program aimed at helping parents talk about the books they read to their young children, encouraging family conversations about values and feelings, and improving reading comprehension and school readiness. 
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HCH Partnerships feature public humanities programs and activities that enhance humanities education in our K-12 schools and local communities, including those that have been traditionally difficult to reach and less familiar with the humanities.
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