Please join us at this special huakaʻi event for Hawaiʻi-Pacific Evaluation Members for a morning of hands-on learning and building connections through the cultivation of kalo. This huakaʻi will include an introduction to Hoʻokuaʻāina as a context for a facilitated discussion of conducting evaluation with a culturally responsive lens. Ho‘okua‘āina is a community group using ancient Hawaiian traditions of kalo cultivation to engage and improve the lives of today’s youth. The lo‘i is a gathering place for people in the community to connect with and care for the ‘āina, perpetuate Hawaiian culture through the cultivation and preparation of kalo, and to be a place that would ultimately bring healing to people, especially at-risk youth.
The huakaʻi is a free professional development opportunity for H-PEA members and is limited to 25 people.