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Archives & Political Processes: A Case Study on the H-3 Freeway History

thu12oct12:00 pmthu3:30 pmVirtual/ Physical EventArchives & Political Processes: A Case Study on the H-3 Freeway History12:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-10:00) Hale La‘akea Library 3rd Fl. conference room, 45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd, Kane‘ohe, HI 96744

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How do we understand federal, state, and grassroots political processes in Hawaiʻi? What is the purpose of reflecting on conflicting political views that shape Hawaiʻi’s present? How can archives and libraries play a role in reflecting back on our past to raise broad-based discussion on what we do with these histories in the present and future?

Join this symposium of archival & library workers, and community leaders, as we launch a curated online resource on the political processes behind the construction of the H-3 freeway.

The symposium will feature presentation and dialogue between:

  • Archival & Library workers who reflect on their process of creating an online resource that brings together U.S. federal, Hawaiʻi state, and community records that document the debate that unfolded in the construction of, and opposition to, the H-3 freeway.  
  • Community leaders & professionals who were involved in, or knowledgeable of, H-3’s history will reflect on their own understanding of that time and what the online resource prompts about the political process they experienced.


Community Leaders & Professionals

  • Mahealani Cypher, board member of Koʻolau Foundation/formerly Stop H-3
  • Tom Dye, former Oʻahu Island Archaeologist, SHPD, DLNR
  • Jennifer Sabas, Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel Inouye
  • Kawena Komeiji, Hawaiian Pacific Resources Librarian, UH West Oʻahu

Archival & Library Workers

  • Dawn Sueoka, UH Mānoa Hamilton Library Congressional Papers Archivist
  • Dore Minatodani, UH Mānoa Hamilton Hawaiian-Pacific Collections Librarian
  • Gwen Sinclair, UH Mānoa Hamilton Government Records Librarian
  • Ellen-Rae Cachola, UH School of Law Library Evening Supervisor & Archives Manager
  • Kyle Hart, MA Graduate of UH Mānoa Hawaiian Studies
  • Kealohi Minami, BA Graduate of UH Mānoa Political Science
  • Perry Arrasmith, Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Candidate with the UH Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Kylee Munro, Graduate Student of UH Mānoa Masters of Library & Information Science Program

Hybrid Symposium RSVP

Please rsvp in the link to reserve 

  • An in-person seat (the first 40 people will be accepted; after that max has been reached, people will be given the zoom link) 
  • Online attendance (unlimited attendees; a zoom link will be sent if you select & register for this option in the RSVP form below)


October 12, 2023 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-10:00)


Hale La‘akea Library 3rd Fl. conference room

45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd, Kane‘ohe, HI 96744

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