United Territory Of Pacific Islanders' Alliance or UTOPIA has graciously invited Huraiti Mana to take part in their annual lū'au fundraiser, which celebrates our cultures of the Pacific while raising funds that support educational programming for our Pacific Islander LGBTQI communities. UTOPIA is a transgender and fa'afafine-led, member-based organization that creates a safe, vibrant, and supportive space for members of the LGBTQI communities. Huraiti Mana stands together in solidarity and in unity with the values of UTOPIA and hope to build more connections with this great organization. UTOPIA offers beautiful programs that advocate for social justice through meaningful conversation. Events such as their upcoming Talanoa invites everyton to witness "a cultural and theological dialogue between our Pacific Religious Leaders and our Queer & Trans* Pacific Islander (QTPI) communities. The dialogue will explore the role of QTPIs within the Polynesian community and Church, insider/outsider politics and ongoing reconciliation. The talanoa will seek fa’aaloalo (mutual respect), malamalama (illumination), and tofa sa’ili (transformed minds)." Find out more about UTOPIA, their mission, and their programs! Imua e UTOPIA - go forth!
Northwest Folklife has partnered with Seattle Center for a three-year venture called Our Big Neighborhood! Our Big Neighborhood will provide year-long opportunities for youth and families to participate in folk, ethnic, and traditional arts with multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and intergenerational programming. Huraiti Mana has loved joining Northwest Folklife and Seattle Children's Festival for their past programs, and we are so very excited to be a part of their first-ever Our Big Neighborhood events! Huraiti Mana will be hosting a hula dance workshop at the Seattle Center as a part of their Movin' Around the World celebration. Please enjoy this half-hour hula dance class where you'll see what a class with Huraiti Mana is like: filled with laughter, stories, and passionate work.
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