September 26, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm Hawai’i Time Zoom ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) meeting

Hello Friends,

You are highly encouraged to attend the September 26th, 11:30am-1:30pm Hawai’i Time Zoom ADORE meeting! Our own Jim Skouge will give a wonderful presentation about his cross-cultural experiences of friendship and service in the South Pacific, including with the disability community in American Samoa.  Please read about Jim’s presentation and see his biosketch below.  Be sure to open the embedded link above his picture to watch a truly inspirational 8-minute youtube video documentary that the UH College of Education produced about his important work. It will warm your heart!  Also, scroll way down to find the zoom meeting invitation link.

Allison, Bethany and I look forward to seeing you at the September 26th meeting!

Aloha,

Jill

Wayfinding:  A Story of International Service in the South Pacific
“Disability”, “service” and “adventure” in American Samoa, 
including a visual exploration of community empowerment and culture.

Across a span of 20 years, Jim Skouge represented the University of Hawai’i providing special education services in American Samoa.  Through lasting friendships and adventures his perspectives on life changed.

Bio and Photograph
Dr. James Skouge — recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching — is a retired professor of “special education”, University of Hawai’i.  He served Pacific Islander students, including outreach to their Polynesian and Micronesian islands — promoting “digital storytelling”, disability awareness and community voices.  A lifelong Unitarian, Jim and his wife Sharon reside both in Honolulu and Victoria, appreciating a marriage approaching 50 years.

The UH College of Education produced a short video documentary of Dr. Skouge’s aspirations and achievements entitled “Wayfinding:  Giving Voice through Technology”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRAVWNA6M68

adore@unitariansofhi.org is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. The ADORE meeting will officially start at 11:30 so please login around 11:15-11:20am Hawai’i Time.

Topic: Monthly ADORE (A Dialogue On Race and Ethnicity) Meeting
Time: Sep 26, 2021 11:00 AM Hawai’i Time

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