Akakū hosts three 10-week Salon Seasons in Spring, Summer, and Fall during which speakers are scheduled every Thursday evening from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Many of the Salons include film segments or slide presentations that are recorded for broadcast later to air on Akakū TV’s Channel 55, Sunday at 8:00 pm.
Admission is free, however, we have limited seating so if you would like to reserve a seat, please RSVP with the links below or call 808-871-5554.
If you have an idea for a Salon topic or wish to suggest a public speaker whom you think would be a good presenter, feel free to contact Jena Miller at 808-871-5554 ext. 232.
Click on the links below to RSVP for the upcoming Fall Salon Series:
Kapono and Kanoenani Kamaunu, owners of Na Kani O Hula, LLC and Halau Manaiakalani will be discussing the art & history of hula implement making at Akaku Upstairs
Kili Kaninau & Sanoe Kaaihue will present information on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships for the organization Women Helping Women
Captain Paul Haake of the Dept. of Fire & Safety will provide fire safety information to help reduce the risk of a fire occurring in the home. Learn what preparation is needed to evacuate the house safely.
Cliff Caesar will present MEO’s AmeriCorps Environmental Program - Save the Forest & Earn as You Learn at Akakū Upstairs
Whether we are dealing with our elders facing the challenges of aging, family members recovering from injury, or children with special needs, providing comfort and care in the home can present us with a variety of challenges, both practical and emotional.
Sandi Guadagni, President of the Maui Portuguese Cultural Club, and Audrey Rocha Reed, a charter member of the Portuguese Association of Maui, will share some enlightening history about the Portuguese migration to Hawaii which began in the 1870s. They’ll talk about the importance of racial interdependence in island society and the integral role that the Portuguese have played in building the island’s sugar industry, as well as their many contributions to local religion, culture, music, and cuisine.