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Deaf Coffee Chat on August 17th

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Come on! Join the fun!

When: August 17th 2019


Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please!

Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 3rd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.

Hosted by Lisa Hanson (artist4thijs@gmail.com)

A Day in the Life of a Wahine Kia’i Kuli: A Deaf Woman Protector

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The Deaf residents in the state are forgotten people in Hawaii so they want to be a part of Mauna Kea Protectors. On July 27 2019, they had their personal reasons that compelled them to go. It’s about protecting the land ( Aina) , culture ( ka moʻomeheu ), people ( ka poʻe ) and Mauna.

Yvette Ibarra-Keohuloa is a deaf woman from Oahu and would like to share with you her experience. Here is her story. All comments and opinions are those of Yvette Ibarra-Keohuloa.

On the day of Saturday July 27 2019, the day welcomed us Nā kiaʻi kuli with Mauna’s grace. Na kia’i Kuli shown to be a “VOICE” for the voiceless people and we stand for this cause for both current and future generations of Deaf Hawaiians and Polynesians. And to preserve the ALOHA spirit and culture of their Sacred Aina.


 It was such a cultural awakening for many in the Deaf community of Hawaii and they had their personal reasons that compelled them to go. And to understand the purpose of protecting what is sacred. No to the …

News from Big Island Interpreters

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Aloha everyone,

If there are any other deaf people that would like to come to the Mauna Kea protectors activism, please feel free to contact bigislandinterpreters.com and we will do our best to provide communication access.

Team Big Island ASL Interpreters

5th Annual East Hawaii Disability Legislative Forum on October 3 2019

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If you want an interpreter for this event. Please call the phone number, 808 936 4061 or send a email; jesse.floyd@doh.hawaii.gov by Friday, August 23 2019  

Celebration of Life for Keawe on July 28th

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Best friends and family of Keawe,

We will be having a Celebration of Life for Keawe, on his birthday, July 28th at 10 am, at Spencer Beach Park on the Big Island. This will be a time for some of his friends & family to get together and celebrate his life. It will be casual and BBQ style. It is a beach so feel free to bring swimwear. This is one of the places we spent a ton of our childhood at, and I know he will be there with us in spirit. If you are able to come, please send me on FB message (Keawe Pestana's Updates). If you can’t come, no worries.

Deaf Coffee Chat on July 20th

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Come on! Join the fun!

When: July 20th 2019


Let’s enjoy our Saturday night. Meet people and drink a cup of coffee.

Where: Starbucks at Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall, Hilo

Time: 6 pm - 9 pm

Hearing people also welcome! Take your family and friends to this unique event, please!

Miss this chat? Don’t worried! Deaf Chat Coffee will find on every 3rd Saturday of each month from 6 pm to 9 pm at Starbucks.

Hosted by Lisa Hanson (artist4thijs@gmail.com)

Hawaii Community College welcomes deaf students!

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Hawaii Community College welcomes deaf students! HCC has an outstanding Student Support, such as providing ASL interpreters and notetakers for all classes, including electrician, auto body, auto repair, etc.

Become a teacher, welder, mechanic or auto body technician or whatever you dream to be!

Hawaii Community College is open for fall enrollment.

How to apply? https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/admissions/registration

For Student Services or help applying contact:
Randiann Tokeshi Counselor/ Student Life Coordinator Hawaii Community College
1175 Manono St. Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-934-2729 Email: rtokeshi@hawaii.edu