Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities Awards Grants Totaling $60,405

HONOLULU—The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities recently awarded seven grants totaling $60,405 for development and production of public humanities projects throughout the state. The grant recipients and the amount of each grant are:

  • Center for Independent Documentary, Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall, $10,000, for free screenings of the documentary on the life and work of the late Hawaiian activist and scholar Kanalu Young on the islands of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i and Maui
  • Hamakua Youth Foundation, Hamakua Youth Foundation Multi-Cultural Awareness Program, $10,000, for a series of programs aimed at youths celebrating diverse cultures of Hamakua through the exploration of music, dance and food.
  • Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society, Hawaiian Mission Houses Print Shop Re-visioning, $7,750, for development of an online access to educational materials to accompany the re-dedication of the newly restored print shop on the grounds of Hawaiian Mission House.
  • Interisland Terminal, Walk #5: The Living Archive, $6,260, for a living history walking tour exploring specific locations in Kaka‘ako and connecting personal narratives and place-based histories from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Romanzo Adams Social Research Library Collection.
  • Lana‘i Culture & Heritage Center, E Ike Ia Lana‘i (To Know Lana‘i Once Again: Place-based Curriculum for Lana‘i Students, $10,000, for development of a Hawaiian studies curriculum for Lana‘i High and Elementary School classrooms drawing from the historical and archival resources of the Lana‘i Culture & Heritage Center, followed by public programs in the community.
  • University of Hawai‘i, Jon Van Dyke Collection, $6,975, for the creation of an archival collection that preserves, organizes and makes accessible the papers of the late Jon Van Dyke, professor of jurisprudence at the William S. Richardson School of Law.
  • University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, The Paths We Cross: A Look at Korean and Korean-American Culture, Art and History on the Big Island, $9,420, for an art exhibition and a cultural performance encouraging the critical contemplation of Korean and Korean-American history and identity on the Big Island.

    The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities (HCH) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with ideas that broaden perspectives, enrich lives and strengthen communities. In addition to its grants program and collaborative projects, HCH conducts educational programs, including Hawai‘i History Day and Motheread/Fatheread® Hawaiʻi.