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Big Ideas on the Big Island: Values, Sustainability and Solutions

March 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Join in on this Community Conversation as a part of the Big Ideas on the Big Island Conversations hosted by Arizona State University to discuss the critical issues that will define our future. This conversation on Monday, March 21st at 3 pm at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will focus on values, sustainability and solutions.

Over the last few centuries, western science, economics, and culture have become increasingly pervasive global norms. However, recent shifts such as the Asia-Pacific resurgence of indigenous identities and social justice movements around race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexuality are chipping away at dominant hegemonies. Some perceive these changes as a threat, while others celebrate the diversity of emerging or re-emerging values as vital building blocks for creating a resilient, adaptive, and just future.

Join us as we explore how a diversity of culture and values can be useful for designing strategies for sustainability with a special focus on how to integrate indigenous knowledge, culture, and values with other discourses in ways that promote the long term sustainability of Hawai’i. Big ideas from this conversation will offer insights on the acute sustainability challenges facing island states and the leading-edge solutions we must consider to tackle these challenges at the planetary scale.

Opening remarks: Michael Crow, President, ASU

Panel discussion with moderator Chris Boone, Dean, School of Sustainability at ASU

  • Prasad Boradkar: Co-director, ASU Biomimicry Center
  • Bryan Brayboy: ASU President’s Professor of Indigenous Education and Justice
  • Greg Chun: Associate Specialist, UH at Mānoa
  • Miki Tomita: Director of Polynesian Voyaging Society Learning Center

RSVP at sustainability.asu.edu/bigideas

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March 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Arizona State University


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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hualalai B Ballroom
72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 United States
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