Mānoa Heritage Center

Join us on Thursday, November 18 for our next Kahaukani Conversations with Pinay scholar and educator Shannon Cristobal. 

Shannon’s presentation will look at the stories of Pinay women and their foodways during the plantation era and beyond. These stories can illuminate the ways in which history, culture, and household knowledge or informal knowledge are vital forms of education. Women’s work has been used as a colonizing agent through domestic science education that aimed to remove the culture and knowledge of Filipino people. Ms. Cristobal’s research is aimed at recovering this particular knowledge to aid in the decolonizing process and healing for Filipina/o/x today and for future generations.

About the Speaker

Shannon Cristobal was born and raised in Kalihi and ʻĀlewa Heights. She is a Ph.D. student in the College of Education-Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work is interdisciplinary and research interests include Critical Pedagogy, Memory/History, Oral History, Decolonial Pedagogy & Praxis, Ethnic Studies, Critical Food Studies, Filipino American History & Literature, & Contemporary Literature of Hawai‘i. She is a passionate Pinay scholar, educator, and advocate in the decolonial process that aims to educate and strengthen families, communities, and educational institutions in Hawaiʻi.

Kahaukani Conversations is made possible with support from: 

Island Insurance 

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