Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation at Honolulu Museum of Art

On Sept. 4, the Honolulu Museum of Art hosted Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation as part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2018 program. Sponsored by the Pōpolo Project in observance of Black August and moderated by the founder and director of the Pōpolo Project, Dr. Akiemi Glenn, the two-part event aimed to explore the intersections between the experience of Blackness in the Pacific and the experience of Blackness in the continental United States.

Recorded September 4, 2018 at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art.


The Pōpolo Project in Flux Hawai‘i Magazine

The Pōpolo Project is featured in volume 8, issue 2 of Flux Hawaii magazine. Through a series of portraits and vignettes, Dr. Akiemi Glenn and community members address collective and individual processes for exploring Black identities in Hawai‘i via the Pōpolo Project.

The Pōpolo Project. Video by Nella Media Group

The Pōpolo Project. Video by Nella Media Group

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Blue Hawai‘i Podcast - Episode 29 with Dr. Akiemi Glenn

Hawai‘i politics podcast where Dr. Akiemi Glenn shares her story, talks about her work in language revitalization, how racism and racial structures differ between Hawai‘i and North America, and why we're currently living through a new civil rights movement. She previews some of Pōpolo Project's Black August programming, including Ta-Nehisi Coates’s upcoming appearance at the Honolulu Museum of Art.


Ea, Wakanda: Visualizing Black and Hawaiʻi Futures panel, moderated by Akiemi Glenn

Recorded at the Arts at Mark’s Garage in Honolulu’s Chinatown Arts District in February 2018, Ea, Wakanda: Visualizing Black and Hawaiʻi Futures utilizes the themes and visuals of Marvel Studios's Black Panther to frame a conversation exploring the place and promise of futurism in communities of color, the power of collective imagination and artmaking, and the potential for exchange among the once colonized. This conversation centers the histories, struggles, and collective futures of the people of Hawaiʻi and the African diaspora.