Lecture by Julian Aguon: An Indigenous Pursuit of Climate Justice

Event Type: Online
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Location: Virtual
Topic: "Gathering Flowers by the Road: An Indigenous Pursuit of Climate Justice"

Livestream: You can watch it on the top of the Better Tomorrow Speaker Series YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KSF4BLZ4zs8A9hH73qB9Q

Acclaimed writer and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon on an Indigenous approach to climate justice in the Pacific.

"Gathering Flowers by the Road: An Indigenous Pursuit of Climate Justice." A lecture by Julian Aguon.

Julian Aguon is an Indigenous human rights lawyer and writer from Guam. He is the author of No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies (2022) and earned Pulitzer Prize recognition for his 2021 essay featured in The Atlantic, “To Hell with Drowning.” Aguon is the founder of Blue Ocean Law, a progressive firm that works at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental justice, and he serves on the Global Advisory Council of Progressive International.

Also featuring the public premiere of "Aia i hea ka wai o Lahaina," a poem for Lahaina and all of Maui, written by Brandy Nālani McDougall, No'u Revilla, and Dana Naone Hall.

Sponsors include: Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Nature Conservancy Hawaiʻi and Palmyra, William S. Richardson School of Law, Halekulani Hotel.

The Better Tomorrow Speaker Series is a joint venture of Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.